LaKeitha Anderson

LaKeitha Anderson

Policy Director

Background

Forecasts and capitalizes on emerging regulatory and legislative trends. Deep Democratic and Tri-Caucus relationships in Congress.  Leads branding initiatives within highly-regulated industries.

LaKeitha Anderson guides companies in highly-regulated industries through local, state and federal policy arenas, building coalitions of diverse stakeholders and liaising with constituency groups. She skillfully blends communications and advocacy strategies to protect brands and position her clients for success in Washington, D.C. As legislators and regulators consider actions impacting her clients, LaKeitha engages Democratic policymakers, provides insight into their thinking and leverages her unique understanding of how to navigate the third-party groups and grasstops organizations that influence them. From tax to trade to health care, she understands the direction in which federal policies are likely to move, how to shape her clients’ narratives, and how and when to strategically engage the process.

She joined Brownstein after leading government relations efforts for a large consumer goods company. A native Texan, LaKeitha began her career as a legislative assistant for Texas State Representative Helen Giddings before serving in the Texas Senate as an aide to the Finance Committee. She would go on to serve as director of intergovernmental relations for the City of Dallas. 

LaKeitha is currently a member of the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute’s Corporate Board and formerly served as a member of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Corporate Advisory Council.

Insights & Publications

Credentials

Education

  • B.A., 1996, University of North Texas
  • M.B.A., 2014, Georgetown University

Memberships

Congressional Black Caucus Institute, Board of Directors
Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute, Board of Directors
Texas State Society, Board of Directors
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Corporate Advisory Council
National Black Caucus of State Legislators, Corporate Roundtable
National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators, Board of Business Advisors
CALIBR Global Leadership Network
The Links, Inc.

Community Involvement

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:

The Black Academy of Arts and Letters, Inc., Dallas, Texas