Staff Biographies

K.J. Hughes, Faculty Director

K.J. HughesK.J. Hughes ’14, a veteran of the sports and entertainment industry, will serve as the 2019 faculty director for the Smith Sports and Entertainment Business Program.

Hughes is the founder and managing partner of Washington, D.C.-based Relentless Management Group.

His firm offers tax planning, budgeting, strategy, logistics and business management services exclusively for professional athletes, entertainers and entrepreneurs. With over 15 years of industry experience, his colleagues have grown to include; record and movie industry executives, marketers, studio heads, sports agents, celebrity publicists, and world-renowned brands.

As a Hillman Entrepreneur Scholarship recipient, Hughes earned his associate’s degree with honors from Prince George’s Community College and his bachelor’s degree from Maryland Smith in 2014. He is currently enrolled in the school’s executive MBA program. K.J. also co-founded and remains very involved with Sons of Life Inc., a nonprofit that provides leadership, resources and mentoring to children of incarcerated parents.

Ebony Fullwood, Administrative Director

Ebony FullwoodEbony relocated to Maryland in the fall of 2002 from Raleigh, North Carolina. She received her B.A. in Public Policy Analysis from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her M.A. in Higher Education Administration from The George Washington University. Before joining the staff at The University of Maryland at College Park, Ebony was an Academic Advisor at University of Maryland University College for three years, and for 4 years prior to that, she worked at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in various student services positions. In her spare time, she enjoys watching movies, spending time with family and friends, attending concerts, and watching college basketball games.