Carmen Smith, Vice Chair for Central Arkansas Water Board of Commissioners, has served as General Counsel for DataPath, Inc. in Little Rock since February 2013. Previously, she served as in-house counsel for Rogers Photo Archive of North Little Rock. She has an educational background in environmental law, environmental science, and research.
Commissioner Smith is a member of the Arkansas Bar Association and her practice areas include employment law, transactional law, and compliance guidance on matters involving federal regulatory agencies. Her community involvement has included Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas, the American Red Cross, and the advancement of speech and drama programs in secondary schools in the state. She also has been associated with Turner & Associates, P.A., law firm of North Little Rock. Commissioner Smith graduated from the University of Central Arkansas at Conway with a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental science.
Commissioner Smith earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law, where she was a member of the Advanced Litigation Trial Team, Vice President of the Environmental Law Society, and a member of the Judge William R. Overton Inn of Court. She was admitted to the Arkansas State Bar in 2008. Commissioner Smith is a North Little Rock representative on the CAW Board.