Lakewood Strategy & Consulting was formed in 2020 by Tamara Meyer after a diverse 30+ year corporate and legal career serving in senior leadership roles in both public and private companies, primarily during times of industry change and challenge. In addition to leading sophisticated corporate legal teams, Tammy formed and managed global public affairs / policy advocacy and government relations / lobbying functions and served as a C-suite leader driving a strategic company transformation. She has extensive corporate crisis and incident management skills as a leader on cross-functional Crisis Management teams.
Tammy is a change agent whose passion and skill in strategy, advocacy and delivering optimal business results, often under intense regulatory and competitive pressures, brings a unique focus to her approach. She has sat in the same seat as her clients, charged with delivering business wins, while building strategy support from board level down and ensuring flawless execution. Tammy is highly effective at relationship building and maintenance, always with integrity, credibility, trust, and a strong focus on your reputational protection. Her training as a litigator allows her to quickly grasp all sides of an issue, and to think multidimensionally about winning strategy development and potential challenges / counterarguments.
She has successfully managed companies through federal and state government inquiries, hearings and approvals, including the passage of the Affordable Care Act, staved off regulation of advertising of food to children by coalescing the industry around a self-regulatory program, led product recall strategy, and led company efforts to both implement and defend against legislative and administrative policy changes on a wide range of issues. She has represented companies before Congress, agencies (e.g., FDA, FTC, CSPC, CDC) and global institutions and NGOs including the WHO and the EU. Tammy also has an extensive global network of experts and influencers.
Drawing from this experience, Lakewood focuses on strategy consulting for clients facing complex regulatory, political or industry issues, as well as those seeking to drive affirmative change through advocacy. We can lead your team through any or all of the following: