Annie V. Lam, principal of the Lam Consulting Group, is a recognized expert in public and nonprofit service. The Lam Consulting Group specializes in governmental affairs, organizational development, and nonprofit management. She is well known for her strategic approach to enhancing and revitalizing organizations.
In this capacity, she leads four organizations with complementary missions: APIs Mobilize, the League of California Cities Asian Pacific Islander (API) Caucus, the League of California Cities Women’s Caucus, and the California Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus Institute.
Annie founded APIs Mobilize to help cultivate greater participation of Asian Pacific Islander (API) youth in public service through educational opportunities. The League of California Cities API and Women’s Caucus support and advance API and Women local elected officials. Of particular note, she was instrumental in helping both Caucuses achieve revitalization goals by strengthening programs, increasing fund development, expanding membership recruitment, and nurturing new collaborative opportunities. And, through the California Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus Institute she help increase participation of elected and career APIs in government through leadership and professional development programs.
She has served in various capacities in the political arena for over a decade. She has worked in the California Legislature as a legislative aide to Assemblymember Judy Chu and legislative director to Assemblymember Mike Eng. Following her tenure in the state legislature, she served as governmental affairs director for a healthcare trade association.
After the fall of Saigon, Annie's family fled Vietnam to Hong Kong as refugees before settling in Sacramento where she grew up. Throughout her childhood and teenage years she picked fruit in the agricultural fields throughout the Central Valley, Sacramento, and Vacaville. She holds a Master of Public Administration degree with honors and certification in public policy from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from UC Davis majoring in Asian American Studies. She is the recipient of the Korean American Federation of Los Angeles’ Political Empowerment Award, the Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment’s Partners in Public Service Award, California Democratic Party API Caucus Rising Star Award, and the National Association of Asian Pacifics in Politics and Public Affairs’ 40 under 40 Award.