Lisa Hughes received her B.A from Harvard University in 1982. In February 2020, she became the first female publisher and CEO of The Philadelphia Inquirer in the paper’s 192-year history, after joining the Inquirer’s board of directors in 2018.
Prior to that, she served as Publisher and Chief Business Officer of The New Yorker from 2009-17, where she was named Advertising Age’s Publisher of the Year in 2017. Ms. Hughes has held a number of other leadership positions at Condé Nast, including Vice President and Publisher of Condé Nast Traveler and Publisher of House & Garden.
Her son Iain G. Hughes is a member of the Form of 2017; her daughter Livia C. Hughes, the Form of 2019. Other SPS relatives include her grandfather, Horace F. Henriques 1917; her father, the late Horace F. “Harry” Henriques, Jr. ’47; and her brothers, Dr. Horace F. Henriques III ’73 and Peter G. Henriques ’76. She lives with her family in Manhattan.
Board Memberships / Service
Board of Directors for The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, member; Civic Leadership Council of the PHL COVID-19 Fund, member; The News Media Alliance Board of Directors, member; The Forum of Executive Women, Elected Member; St. Paul’s School Alumni Association Executive Committee, member (2014-20); Alumni Horae board member (2007-14); Form Agent (1988-2016); The XIX Society, co-founder (2016)