Elisa Hughes has been selected as the chief of the Management Integration Office for the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Geospatial Research Laboratory.
As the MIO chief, Hughes will have supervisory responsibility for providing integrated financial support in budgeting, program analysis, and financial accounting and reporting. Other responsibilities include human resource management, facility management, property management, and administrative support for purchases, travel and other business operations. She will also be supporting the formulation and execution of the GRL operating budget.
She has been serving as the acting MIO chief since January.
Hughes came to GRL from ERDC’s Resource Management Budget Division where she served as the senior Operations and Maintenance, Army Program budget analyst, and previously as the 219 program lead responsible for coordinating the major effort to clean up the old program and develop a new program in accordance with guidance from USACE Headquarters and the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology). She is a recipient of the Commanding General’s Award for Outstanding Service from USACAPOC.
Prior to joining ERDC, Hughes served as a budget analyst for the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command and as a community readiness specialist for the U.S. Air Force.
She earned a bachelor’s in political science and a minor in sociology from Siena College and a master of public administration from Pace University.