K.J. Hughes, Faculty Director
K.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.
Ericka Boston, Faculty Associate Director
Spurred by a passion for innovation, entrepreneurship and entertainment, Ericka Boston joins the Smith Sports and Entertainment Business Program as the Faculty Associate Director.
Boston spent more than a decade as a multiplatform journalist, specializing in entertainment and lifestyle content for an audience of more than 1 million.
As a leader in her newsroom, Boston received a Knight Digital Media Center News Entrepreneur fellowship and launched a digital media company before finding her way back to film, a passion she first discovered in college.
Boston directs and produces independent films and teaches classic and 360-degree VR filmmaking for a youth-focused nonprofit.
Boston earned her bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism and a graduate certificate in multimedia journalism, both from the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism. She resides in the Washington, DC, area and is on the board of Women in Film and Video.
Ebony Fullwood, Administrative Director
Ebony 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.