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Volume 22 No. 35
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Power Players: Jed Hughes

Photo: Korn Ferry

Jed Hughes 

Vice Chairman and Global Leader, Sports
Korn Ferry

The common refrain throughout the industry when a school or conference makes an outside-the-box hire is that it’s a “Jed Hughes Special.” A perfect example was when Kevin Warren was the surprise pick as Big Ten commissioner. Hughes, who has engineered the searches at the Pac-12, SEC and now Big Ten, has placed some of the most influential commissioners in the game while also establishing himself as the search expert who brings both traditional and nontraditional candidates to the table.