Director of Accounts

Maria Hughes


With more than 15 years of experience working in direct mail, Maria Hughes serves TRNC as Director of Accounts, a position she has held since joining the firm in 2016.  Maria directs a team of dynamic account and production managers, engaging directly in day-to-day product development for clients and serving as hands-on manager, thought partner and mentor.

Working in concert with the Chief Operating Officer and Creative Director, Maria assists with new business development, creating proposals and on-boarding new clients.

Maria plays a significant role in successfully enhancing TRNC’s financial strength and providing support for each organization the company represents.  As such, Maria spearheads the strategic direction, development, organization, implementation, expansion and assessment of all TRNC clients.

Her experience ranges from production to account management to overseeing multi-channel campaigns.  Maria has served some of the nation’s foremost conservative organizations, including nonprofits, advocacy groups, political candidates and PACs.

Maria began her career in direct mail after graduation from Radford University with a degree in Criminal Justice.  It was then, due to the influence of her grandfather, columnist James Jack Kilpatrick, that she realized direct mail was where she wanted to stay.

Her past clients include the Ark Encounter, 911 Memorial & Museum, the American Conservative Union, Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation, Secure America Now, and Young America’s Foundation.  Maria continues to actively volunteer on behalf of her clients in their missions and regularly helps with client events.

Maria resides in Northern Virginia with her husband and three children.  Her passions include cooking, testing recipes for her cookbook and taking her children on adventures.

Email mhughes@richardnorman.com
Phone 703.283.6513