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, Annie 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 development programs. She began her career working in the California State Legislature and has served in various capacities in the political arena for over 15 years.
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. She is the recipient of the Sacramento Business Journal’s 40 under 40 Award, Bizwomen Headliner in Non-profit, and APALF’s Woman Warrior 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.