Anthony (Tony) Hughes is the founding President and Chief Executive Officer Of Beach Community Bank in Ft. Walton Beach, Fl. The bank has eleven offices in Fort Walton Beach, Pensacola, Mary Esther, Destin, Niceville, Crestview, Navarre and Gulf Breeze. The bank holds over $675 million in total assets. He is currently a member of the Emerald Coast Military Affairs Council and also serves as the Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast.
Mr. Hughes graduated from the University of South Alabama, receiving his Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance in 1981. In 1986, Mr. Hughes also received is Masters in Business Administration.
Mr. Hughes is very active in civic, charitable and trade organizations. He is the President of the 33rd Fighter Wing Honorary Commanders Alumni Association at Eglin Air Force Base, where he was also an Honorary Squadron Commander for the 728th Air Control Squadron in 2003. In 2006, he was honored to be selected to attend the U.S. Air Force National Security Forum at the Air War College.