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The Honorable Renee Cardwell Hughes

2015 Speaker

THE HONORABLE RENÉE CARDWELL HUGHES is the CEO of the American Red Cross of Eastern PA. Prior to this role, Judge Hughes served as a trial judge in the Court of Common Pleas, the first judicial district of Pennsylvania which encompasses the City of Philadelphia. Judge Hughes served in the trial division of the court, since her appointment to the bench in 1995 by Governor Tom Ridge. She was elected to a full ten year term beginning January, 1996 and was re-elected in 2005 to a second full term. She specialized in homicides, but has handled both civil and criminal proceedings.  Judge Hughes earned her legal degree from Georgetown University Law Center and her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia. @arc_easternpa