Prior to joining the Lotus Company as VP of Operations, Mr. Hughes provided economic development, real estate brokerage, and advisory services to public and private clients. He brings heartfelt passion and a breadth of experience to Lotus in identifying revitalization opportunities and forging meaningful and collaborative partnerships. Mr. Hughes’ proficiency in catalytic project development dovetails perfectly with the cornerstone of the Lotus development philosophy. 

Mr. Hughes was most recently with Better City, an economic development consulting firm based in Ogden, Utah. Mr. Hughes has a Bachelor of Accounting and Master’s in Business Administration from Brigham Young University. He is also a Certified Economic Developer and real estate agent and is currently working towards his broker’s license. Mr. Hughes enjoys exploring the unparalleled beauty of the Intermountain West with his wife and four children.