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We are a network of designers.  We sometimes travel by different names and disguises, but we design ​​- with you.  We work together ​to design or redesign a ​future, strategy, plan, team, program, project, event, process, network, ​system, supply chain, organization, business venture, ​​course, curriculum, or life.   Our design intent is ​​​to encourage individual and organizational development through ​systemic thinking and action. 

Dr. Ernest L. Hughes ("Ernie" or "Lincoln" is the Founder, CEO, and Chief Innovation Officer of HughesGlobal Network. He is also Associate Professor for Transportation & Logistics Management at American Public University System, and an Adjunct Professor in Executive Education for University of Washington Bothell. 

Prior to launching his consulting and education network, Hughes enjoyed broad leadership responsibility in a range of organizations for more than 30 years. He was most recently Director of Technical Services for REI. Before joining REI, Hughes was co-founder and CIO for Cascadia College after a fifteen-year technology career with Boeing.  At Boeing, he managed business applications, systems engineering, software process improvement, software cost management, software engineering education, and merger integration functions and programs. He started his career as a software developer.

Hughes earned a Master of Science degree in Global Supply Chain Management from the University of Alaska Anchorage, a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and a Masters in Software Engineering from Seattle University, an MBA at California State University Bakersfield, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Cal Poly, SLO. He has training and certifications in a number of specialties, including entrepreneurship & innovation, quality & operational excellence, organizational behavior, and organizational change management.  ​