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Lamar Davis

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About Lamar

Lamar is a life-long academic and public servant. He is a member of the Government Relations team at Wright Lindsey Jennings, focusing on regulatory law and lobbying.

Professional Experience

Lamar’s professional background includes serving as an Assistant Attorney General in Arkansas’ Consumer Protection Department; teaching Consumer Law as an Adjunct Professor at the William H. Bowen School of Law in Little Rock; and serving as a law clerk for the Arkansas Appeals Court.

In 2007, former Arkansas Governor, Mike Beebe, selected Lamar to serve as his Deputy Chief of Staff. In this role, Lamar led efforts to develop the state strategic plan for increasing agency spending with small and minority businesses, and the development of a pilot program to train minority contractors regarding state procurement measures. Lamar worked with state agencies on myriad issues ranging from policy coordination and human resource management to organizing state agency emergency response efforts. He was appointed by Governor Mike Beebe to the Public Service Commission in 2015, and served on the Critical Infrastructure and Consumer Affairs committees for the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC). In 2016, Lamar was named executive director of government and regulatory affairs for the Midcontinent Independent System Operator’s (MISO) South Region and served as the primary liaison with governors, state regulatory and legislative policy makers in Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Immediately prior to joining WLJ, Lamar served as the Founder and Chief Strategist for Akili Solutions, LLC, a communications and advocacy firm serving clients needs in the areas of public affairs, business development and strategic communications.

About

Lamar is the youngest son of the late Reverend Leon B. Davis, Sr. and Bettie L. Davis. He interests include public affairs, music, golf, yoga, cooking, and gaming with his son, Ross Edward Davis.

Community Involvement

Lamar is a graduate of the Homeland Security Executive Leaders Program at the Naval Post Graduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security. In 2014, he served as the inaugural Board Chairman for AR Vets, a charitable organization dedicated to helping Arkansas veterans and their families. Lamar is a mental health advocate who is dedicated to eliminating the stigma associated with mental and behavioral health issues; particularly in underserved communities.

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