Lunch & Learn with Duane Hughes

Lunch & Learn with Duane Hughes

Check Your Preference: How Our Types Influence our Decisions

“Have you ever had a hard time hearing someone speaking directly to you? If so, did you check your ears and they were fine? No worries, you might just need to check your preference. We all naturally prefer certain types of people over others. In this Tedx- style Talk, Wall Street veteran Duane Hughes uses humorous personal examples, backed by research, to show how our ingrained preferences can affect our ability to understand one another. Learn ways to break out of your in group and improve your results. Tune in to check your preference.”

Duane L. Hughes is a Managing Director and the Senior Business Manager of the Latin American Private Bank at JPMorgan. Prior to his current position, Hughes was COO of International Wealth Management and previously held multiple leadership roles in the Legal and Compliance Division at Morgan Stanley. He started his career at Shearman & Sterling and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, where he focused on Latin American capital markets. As a highly sought after speaker on diversity and inclusion (D&I) and career development, he has earned rave reviews from participants over the years and is a repeat winner of many prestigious D&I awards. Additionally, Hughes has been honored by the City Bar, the Council of Urban Professionals, the MBBA, the Center for Hope, and Legal Outreach PACT. He holds a JD and joint MBA/MA degrees from The Wharton School and Joseph H. Lauder Institute of the University of Pennsylvania. Duane graduated with a BA degree summa cum laude in Economics from Howard University. Duane speaks Portuguese and Spanish and serves as a Board Member of the Serve America Movement ( and on the Alumni Advisory Council of the Lauder Institute.

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