Lindsey Hughes joined the Wind Coalition as the associate director in March of 2008. She received a BBA in business management and a minor in psychology from the University of Texas at Austin in May of 2002. During her senior year, she worked as an intern on Governor Rick Perry’s 2002 Gubernatorial Campaign. Following graduation, she accepted a full-time position on the campaign as a political staff assistant. In this role, she developed and managed the Mayors for Perry grassroots effort, establishing a coalition of over 275 mayors from across the state in support of the governor.
In January of 2003, Ms. Hughes took her talents to the state legislature, accepting a job as an executive aide for Representative Mike Krusee, Chairman of the Texas House of Representatives Transportation Committee. In 2005, Chairman Krusee promoted Ms. Hughes to legislative aide where she served as the primary liaison between that office and constituents, elected officials and their staff, state agencies, and the lobby. Concurrently, she served as Chairman Krusee’s campaign finance director.
In 2011, Lindsey was named as a Next Generation Project Texas Fellow ("Brumley Fellow") by the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law department of the University of Texas. Last year, in 2010, she served on the 2011 Wind, Solar and Renewables Planning Committee for UT's Continuing Legal Education Conference and in 2009 spoke to the Women in Wind organization on "Wind Issues and Results During the 2009 Texas Legislative Session." In 2007, Ms. Hughes received the Capitol Area Transportation Coalition’s (CATC) “Unsung Hero” award for her efforts in the passage of H.B. 2296, a bill that named SH130 the “Pickle Parkway” after Congressman J.J. “Jake” Pickle.