Lauren Adams is an undergraduate scholar at Southern Methodist University (SMU), where she is pursuing degrees in journalism and French along with a minor in fashion media. Lauren serves as assistant college representative for Rent the Runway, the premier designer dress rental destination, and she is a writer for SMU's yearbook, The Rotunda. Lauren is involved in many organizations on campus, including the SMU Cheer Team, the French Club and Alpha Chi Omega, in which she holds multiple leadership positions. She is from Wichita, KS where her eight-year-old Bichon Frise, Chloe, currently resides. Lauren's hobbies include baking vegan treats for her family and friends, running half-marathons, practicing yoga, traveling, reading and volunteering through her service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega.
Sandi Hugg is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and worked more than 20 years in the banking industry as an auditor for First Financial Bankshares, Inc. and Davis, Kinard & Co., P.C. She is professionally affiliated with the Institute of Internal Auditors, Dallas Chapter. For the past six years she has worked part-time for Mehaffey Investments, Inc., an oil and gas company. Sandi earned a Bachelor of Science degree from West Texas A&M University and completed graduate studies at Abilene Christian University with an accounting and business concentration. Sandi enjoys genealogy, cooking, walking and spending time in Dallas visiting with her daughter Andrea and son-in-law Ken. She is a member of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Permian Basin Chapter and the West Texas Genealogical Society in Abilene. She has lived in Abilene, Texas since 1973.
Nikki Hunt is a public relations and marketing consultant, specializing in market and consumer analysis. Nikki oversees the creation and implementation of special events and strategic branding campaigns for a variety of industries including the financial sector, food services, non-profits and interior design. Nikki is currently the director of finance for the Yum! Foods account at the Dallas-based advertising agency TracyLocke, a division of Omnicom. Prior to joining TracyLocke Nikki was a research analyst and PR consultant with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas reporting directly to the executive vice president and director of research with whom she co-authored “The Trimmed Mean PCE Inflation Rate: A Better Measure of Core Inflation,” published in Financial Institutions And Markets, 2008. Nikki studied marketing and economics as an undergraduate at the University of New Hampshire, and she will earn her MBA with a concentration in marketing later this year from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University. Nikki enjoys cooking and traveling. She lives in Dallas with her husband Andrew and their dog Hogan