Kandi Chitman Hughes is an attorney at Southwest Power Pool. With over a decade of legal practice, Ms. Hughes joined SPP in 2016 after serving as the Associate General Counsel at the University of Central Arkansas and as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Little Rock. She is a member of SPP’s Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Council and an active member of numerous industry and civic organizations including Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the American Association of Blacks in Energy (Arkansas Chapter), the American Bar Association, the American Water Works Association, Arkansas Women in Power, the Central Arkansas Board of Commissioners, Corporate Counsel Women of Color, the Duke University Alumni Admissions Advisory Committee, the Junior League of Little Rock, and the National Black MBA Association. Ms. Hughes received her BA from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina; her JD from the UA Little Rock’s William H. Bowen School of Law; and her MBA from the University of Central Arkansas. Ms. Hughes recently earned a certification in Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University. Ms. Hughes’ greatest blessing is being the proud mom of two beautiful children, Kairi and DJ!