James Hughes || Director of Team Recruitment and Account Management

Mr. Hughes currently serves as Director of Team Recruitment and Account Management for CMA. Since 1982, he has achieved several years of success in Information Technology, recruitment, manufacturing, process re-engineering, and project management with expertise in technology-based operations. This position has responsibility for the oversight and leadership of the organization’s ongoing recruitment and client account management functions. The role includes responsibility for the management, sourcing and support of CMA’s employee and contracted resources, serving CMA’s vast client portfolio.

Mr. Hughes’ career involves working for various Fortune 500 companies both nationally and internationally such as General Electric Company, Pfizer, and Minerals Technologies. Mr. Hughes attended SUNY Canton College of Technology and graduated from SUNY Utica Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Technology Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology with a major in Communication Systems. Mr. Hughes furthered his education and achieved a Master of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies from SUNY Plattsburgh in 1996 with a major in Administration and Leadership.  

Mr. Hughes has been an active supporter of his community where he has served seven years as Trustee and Deputy Mayor for the former Village of Port Henry, NY; Past Vice President Board of Trustees for the Sherman Free Library, past Vice President/Trustee Town of Moriah Country Club; currently has served twenty years on the Essex County HAZ MAT and Special Operations Unit Team, is Deputy Fire Coordinator for Essex County Office of Emergency Services, President of the Essex County Fire Advisory Board; Member of the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs; Member of the Firemen’s Association of New York State; and a thirty-six year member of the Port Henry Volunteer Fire Department. He served as Assistant Chief for fourteen years and is currently the Fire Chief for the Port Henry Fire Department which he has successfully managed for the past eleven years. Chief Hughes and his department received Essex County, NY Board of Supervisors Commendation in 2012; was awarded Firefighter of the Year in 2014 and a Commendation for a Life Saving Event in June 2020.

Jim Hughes || CMA Director of Team Recruitment and Account Management

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