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Shirley Hughes

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Profession

Category:
BusinessMakers
Occupation(s):
Corporate Executive

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Broccoli
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Barbados, Coronado, California
Favorite Quote:
None

Birthplace

Born:
12/6/1945
Birth Location:
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Profession

Category:
BusinessMakers
Occupation(s):
Corporate Executive

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Broccoli
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Barbados, Coronado, California
Favorite Quote:
None

Birthplace

Born:
12/6/1945
Birth Location:
Minneapolis
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Biography

A corporate executive, compensation specialist and technology expert, Shirley J. Hughes is Senior V.P. of Human Resources at Minneapolis-based Ceridian Corp. of Minneapolis, a $1.2 billion information services company serving human resources and transportation markets. Born on December 6, 1945 in Minneapolis, Hughes was one of four children. Her father, a skycap at what became Northwest Airlines also worked as a professional golfer. Her sister, Joyce Hughes, is a law professor at Northwestern University School of Law.

Hughes graduated from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa with a B.A. in Political Science in 1966. She began her corporate career in 1967 as a compensation administrator and systems integrator at Control Data. Leaving in 1989 as V.P. of Human Resources, she spent a year at Seagate Technology. She returned in 1991 to the company that had now been reformed as Ceridian Corp., as V.P. of Human Resources and Information Services. She then headed up Trinity Health (formerly Mercy Health Services) in Bloomington Hills, Michigan, a $2.3 billion integrated health care provider, returning to Ceridian in 1998.

Civic-minded and dedicated to the idea of giving back to the community, Hughes is active in many civic and business organizations. She is on the National Association of Manufacturers' Board of Directors and sits on the boards of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Greater Twin Cities, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Minnesota and Minneapolis Downtown Council. She is a member of the Minnesota Women's Economic Roundtable. Hughes also has been a member of the Drifters, an African American women's civic organization and the Minneapolis Urban League.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Shirley Hughes' interview
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Shirley Hughes lists her favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Shirley Hughes describes how her parents met
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Shirley Hughes describes her father's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Shirley Hughes talks about her father's occupations
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Shirley Hughes describes her mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Shirley Hughes talks about her paternal uncle
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Shirley Hughes talks about her siblings
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Shirley Hughes describes the sights, sounds, and smells of her childhood
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Shirley Hughes talks about visiting Alabama as a child
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Shirley Hughes describes her childhood interests and activities
  • Tape: 1 Story: 12 - Shirley Hughes describes her childhood community in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Tape: 1 Story: 13 - Shirley Hughes describes her experiences in school
  • Tape: 1 Story: 14 - Shirley Hughes talks about the mentors who influenced her as a youth
  • Tape: 1 Story: 15 - Shirley Hughes describes her involvement as a student at Minneapolis Central High School in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Tape: 1 Story: 16 - Shirley Hughes describes her career aspirations as a youth
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Shirley Hughes describes her social life in high school
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Shirley Hughes talks about why she enrolled at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Shirley Hughes describes her experiences attending Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Shirley Hughes talks about the professors who influenced her as a student at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Shirley Hughes talks about researching the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as a student at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Shirley Hughes describes her activities and involvement at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Shirley Hughes talks about starting and leaving graduate school at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Shirley Hughes talks about being hired to write training contracts for Control Data Corporation
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Shirley Hughes talks about Control Data Corporation
  • Tape: 2 Story: 10 - Shirley Hughes describes her responsibilities working for Control Data Corporation
  • Tape: 2 Story: 11 - Shirley Hughes describes how the human resources field has evolved
  • Tape: 2 Story: 12 - Shirley Hughes describes how human resources has evolved at Control Data Corporation
  • Tape: 2 Story: 13 - Shirley Hughes describes how Japan influenced American human resources culture
  • Tape: 2 Story: 14 - Shirley Hughes describes her role as Senior Vice President of Human Relations at Ceridian Corp.
  • Tape: 2 Story: 15 - Shirley Hughes talks about Ceridian Corp.'s community partnerships
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Shirley Hughes reflects upon her success
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Shirley Hughes describes her human resources philosophy
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Shirley Hughes talks about increasing productivity in the workplace
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Shirley Hughes comments on organized labor
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Shirley Hughes describes how union agitation has benefitted the American workforce
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Shirley Hughes notes how labor agitation and advocacy has evolved
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Shirley Hughes describes how her race and sex shapes her perspective of Corporate America
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Shirley Hughes talks about the importance of minorities in Corporate America
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Shirley Hughes talks about her legacy
  • Tape: 3 Story: 10 - Shirley Hughes describes her civic involvement
  • Tape: 3 Story: 11 - Shirley Hughes talks about how she would like to be remembered
  • Tape: 3 Story: 12 - Shirley Hughes talks about her family
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Shirley Hughes narrates her photographs