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Karen Parfitt Hughes

Karen Parfitt Hughes, American public relations executive, former federal agency administrator.

Background

  • Hughes, Karen Parfitt was born on December 27, 1956 in Paris.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in English, Southern Methodist University, 1977. Bachelor of Fine Arts in Journalism, Southern Methodist University, 1977.

    Career

    • Television reporter KXAS-television, Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, 1977—1984. Texas media coordinator Reagan/Bush Campaign, 1984. Media consultant Republican Party of Texas, 1985—1991, executive director, 1991—1994.

      Director communications to Governor George W. Bush State of Texas, 1994—2001. Director communications Bush-Cheney campaign, 2000, advisory, 2004. Counselor to President The White House, Washington, 2001—2002.

      Under secretary for public diplomacy & public affairs United States Department State, 2005—2007. Global vice chair Burson-Marsteller, Austin, Texas, since 2008.

    Connections

    • Married Jerry L. Hughes. 1 child Robert.
    • spouse: Jerry L. Hughes
    • child: Robert Hughes
    Karen Parfitt Hughes
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    Born December 27, 1956
    (age 60)
    Nationality
    • 1977
      Southern Methodist University
    • 1977
      Southern Methodist University
    • 1977 - 1984
      Television reporter KXAS-television
      Texas, United States
    • 1984
      Texas media coordinator, Reagan/Bush Campaign
    • 1994 - 2001
      director, communications to Governor George W. Bush State of Texas
    • 2001 - 2002
      counsel, or to President The White House
      Washington, United States
    • 2004
      director, communications Bush-Cheney campaign
    • 2005 - 2007
      under secretary, for public diplomacy & public affairs United States Department State
    • 2008
      global vice chair Burson-Marsteller
      Austin, Texas, United States
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