Kandi Hughes, Acting Secretary/Treasurer for Central Arkansas Water Board of Commissioners, has served as an attorney for Southwest Power Pool’s Corporate and Legal Markets and Regulatory Policy departments since 2016. Prior to joining SPP, Commissioner Hughes served as Associate General Counsel at the University of Central Arkansas and as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Little Rock. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Policy Studies with a concentration in Health Policy from Duke University and her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s William H. Bowen School of Law. Commissioner Hughes is currently a Candidate for Master of Business Administration at the University of Central Arkansas.
Commissioner Hughes’ professional affiliations include membership in the Arkansas Bar Association where she is a member of the Governance Committee, the Young Lawyers Section Executive Council, the Arkansas Bar Commission on Diversity and a member of the Class of 2015 Leadership Academy. Commissioner Hughes is also a proud graduate of the Little Rock Regional Chamber’s Leadership Greater Little Rock Class XXXI.
Commissioner Hughes’ civic affiliations include membership on the Duke University Alumni Admissions Advisory Committee, Corporate Counsel Women of Color, Arkansas Women in Power, the Junior League of Little Rock, where she received the New Member of the Year Award in 2015, president of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Chi Eta Omega chapter, the American Bar Association, the Faulkner County Bar Association, and Pulaski County Bar Association.
Commissioner Hughes resides in Little Rock and is a Little Rock representative on the CAW Board.