Annie V. Lam, EdD, is the principal and founder of Lam Consulting Group. For nearly
20 years, Dr. Lam has transformed organizations to create change by leveraging her
extensive experience in the California Legislature, the non-profit sector, and the for-
profit sector. She has scaled and transformed organizations working to expand the
representation of women, system-impacted groups, and communities of color in the
areas of electoral politics, public policy, and leadership.
Dr. Lam’s expertise centers on organizational change, leadership, advocacy, social
justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion. She uses this expertise to design strategies for
institutions and systems to amplify their impact by actualizing value through diversity.
Dr. Lam has provided consultation to small and large organizations working to identify
gaps in workforce development and remove obstacles to recruitment of diverse
populations. She has also designed and executed pipelining programs to prepare the
next generation of leaders as change agents. Through her work, she has redefined
leadership by assessing organizational culture and practices, creating sustainable
pipelines for workforce excellence, and using research to evaluate programs and
Dr. Lam has been honored for her transformational leadership, including being
recognized with the Sacramento Business Journal’s 40 under 40 Award, Bizwomen
Headliner in Professional Services, 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, and many more.
She holds an Education Doctorate in Organizational Change and Leadership from the
University of Southern California Rossier School of Education, a master’s degree in
Public Administration and certificate in public policy from the USC Price School of Public
Policy, and a bachelor’s degree with honors in Asian American studies from the
University of California-Davis. Born and raised in Sacramento, California, Dr. Lam calls
both Northern California and Southern California home, which she lovingly shares with
her husband and daughter.