Nikki joins the firm from one of the nation’s largest electric utilities where she led regulatory strategy to favorable outcomes including transitioning to alternative rate making, achieving clean energy goals, and developing strategy for transportation electrification. A highly regarded former energy regulator for seven years, Nikki has a unique understanding of the complex policy changes needed to achieve an equitable energy transition. Nikki has a keen appreciation for competing interests among state jurisdictions and the depth required to navigate them to achieve innovative business solutions to current and future challenges. Nikki formerly served as Chair of the South Carolina Public Service Commission for two years leading the agency through novel solar legislation implementation and Uber’s first entry into the state. From that experience, she honed her skills in achieving consensus among divergent stakeholders. Nikki’s experience as a former regulator combined with her time at an investor-owned utility equips her to advise on matters ranging from ratemaking strategy, clean energy transition, stakeholder engagement, achieving ESG goals, and environmental justice issues.
Prior to her roles in the utility sector, Nikki was a former magistrate judge and prosecutor in South Carolina.
In her free time, Nikki enjoys cooking, fitness (to mitigate all the cooking), skiing, and traveling.
- Member, Georgia Bar Association