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Victoria Hughes combines over 40 years of educational and nonprofit experience. From 2013 to 2020 Victoria served as Senior Director at the Ashbrook Center helping teachers use primary source documents to engage their students with the great issues of our American History. From 1999 to 2010 Victoria served as the founding President of the Bill of Rights Institute, preparing thousands of teachers to more effectively teach the Constitution. Victoria has held senior positions at the Charles Koch Foundation, A.C. Fitzgerald and Associates, the Heritage Foundation, and the Reason Foundation. She also served in the George H.W. Bush Administration leading the Programs Division of the U.S. Information Agency. Nominated by President Barak Obama in 2015 and renominated by President Trump in 2018, she served on the Board of the Corporation for National and Community Service, a U.S. federal government agency that engages Americans in service through AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and other service initiatives. Victoria began her career as a classroom teacher and has taught in suburban Cincinnati, Boston, and inner-city Washington, D.C. She earned her degree in Education from the University of Dayton. Victoria currently resides with her husband Philip Hughes in Millwood, Virginia.