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  • Columbus, Ohio

Shirley Hughes


Shirley J. Hughes brings over 35 years of operational and financial management; organization development and human services management in the non-profit and for profit worlds.

Shirley began her professional career with the State of Ohio Department of Taxation; starting as a data entry operator and leaving as a Supervisor. Her 10 years with the Department of Taxation led to other opportunities within the state at The Ohio State University (OSU). Shirley initially started her tenure with OSU at University Systems, setting up computer runs and analyzing the data output for all departments and colleges at the university.

Shirley accepted a manager’s position with the Registrar’s Office in the Data Coordinating Center (DCC) after several years with University Systems. This was a great transition for Shirley; she now was on the receiving end of the jobs that she once set up to run at University Systems. All computer runs for every college and department of the university was received, checked and analyzed, sorted, packaged and distributed via mail or delivery through DCC. After 20 years of state service Shirley resigned and accepted a position managing two start up companies, Original Artifacts (OA) and Advertising Specialties and Printing (ASAP) owned by her former DCC student employee Keith B. Key.

After several years of managing the two companies she was recruited by her Pastor at Mt. Hermon Missionary Baptist Church to establish a child care center at the facility. After the creation and development of The Oak Tree Academy, Shirley served as the Education Director of My Brother’s Keeper, the non-profit entity of Mt. Hermon. After ten years serving in several capacities with My Brother’s Keeper, Shirley once again reunited with Keith B. Key, owner and CEO of Keith B. Key Enterprises as the office manager. KBK Enterprises is a multi-dimensional corporation, strategically positioned to develop real estate in urban America and to form business enterprises to serve businesses and governmental bodies.

Shirley was  later provided with an opportunity to relocate to The Heritage Apartments as the property manager. As property manager she is responsible for all tenants and building maintenance issues and handles all facets related to processing and certifying of prospective tenants for rental opportunities. Shirley had been associated with The Heritage and the surrounding community for over 30 years. Shirley became a resident of the property in 1974 – 1984 when it was known as Kensington Square and years later became Agler Green. Shirley returned as a resident of the surrounding community in 1991 and returned to the property in 2006 as the property manager of her former community now known as The Heritage. Shirley has come full circle at The Heritage.

Shirley is married to Cecil T. Hughes. They have two adult daughters and two adult grandchildren.