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 is very passionate in helping increase participation of elected and career professionals in government through leadership and professional development programs. She began her career working in the California State Legislature for former Assemblymember Judy Chu and has served in various capacities in the political arena for over 15 years.
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.
As a daughter and sister of Vietnam refugees who grew up in poverty, she understands the importance of equal and equitable access to quality education. She has created numerous advancement programs for underrepresented groups and has been appointed to serve on the University of Southern California President’s and Provost’s Task Force on Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.
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 is a doctoral candidate at USC Rossier School of Education with a focus on organizational change and leadership. 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.