Dr. Annie V. Lam, principal of the Lam Consulting Group, is a recognized expert in public and nonprofit service. She is well known for her strategic approach to enhancing and revitalizing organizations.
Of particular note, she was instrumental in helping both the League of CA Cities Asian Pacific Islander and Women’s Caucuses achieve revitalization goals by strengthening programs, increasing fund development, expanding membership recruitment, and nurturing new collaborative opportunities.
Annie attributes her inner strength, grit, and resilience to her courageous parents who fled Vietnam as refugees during the Sino Chinese Vietnam war. Throughout her childhood and teenage years she picked fruits alongside her family in the agricultural fields throughout the Central Valley, Sacramento, and Vacaville. Her early life experiences molded her passion to drive change to create equal and equitable access to quality education, resources, and opportunities. She has created numerous programs and curriculums to cultivate talents for careers in a broad range of fields in the public and private sectors.
Among other extracurricular activities, she served on the University of Southern California President’s and Provost’s Task Force on Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. Annie is most proud of her work with youth. She founded APIs Mobilize to build the community power of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders through its statewide educational programs.
Annie is the recipient of the Sacramento Business Journal’s 40 under 40 Award, the Asian Pacific American Leadership Foundation’s Woman Warrior Award, the National Association of Asian Pacifics in Politics and Public Affairs inaugural Forward Award, the Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment’s Partners in Public Service Award, and the Asian Pacific Islander Capitol Association’s API Staff Champion Award.
Annie holds a doctoral degree in Organizational Change and Leadership and a master’s degree in Public Administration and certification in public policy from the University of Southern California, and a bachelor’s degree with honors in Asian American studies from UC Davis.