Sunday, August 16, 2015

Alumni News: Mandy Meadors in External Affairs at Southern Power

We are pleased to announce that our J.D. and LL.M. alumna, Mandy (Thomas) Meadors has accepted a project manager position in Southern Power External Affairs office, effective July 29. In this role, she will perform legislative, regulatory, governmental and community affairs activities at state and local levels.  Southern Power is a subsidiary of Southern Company, an American electric utility holding company based in the southern United States. It is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with executive offices also located in Birmingham, Alabama. The company is currently the 16th largest utility company in the world and the fourth largest in the U.S.

Mandy earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Central Arkansas and both a juris doctor and masters of law degree from the University of Arkansas School of Law. Mandy began her career in Arkansas, where she practiced law for several years, litigating cases before judges and juries, appearing before various governmental entities and advising institutional clients on regulatory issues. In 2012, she relocated to Birmingham and completed a bucket-list item – becoming a chef. She graduated culinary school and worked with Chef Frank Stitt in his nationally renowned restaurant, Highlands Bar & Grill.

We are always proud of the diverse interests and talents of our graduates, and we are delighted to see them achieve professional success.  Many of the skills developed in the LL.M. Program in administrative law, regulatory compliance, and public policy are easily adaptable to a variety of careers.

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