Melinda (Mindy) Meade Meyers’ practice focuses on federal regulatory law and policy as they pertain to natural resources, public lands, and Native communities. She represents Alaska Native corporations, concessioners, and others on regulatory compliance matters, corporate governance, and strategic business decisions related to land use, permitting, and economic development.
Mindy’s expertise includes national park concessions, wildlife and animal law, and litigation. She has experience advocating for clients before various federal courts, Congress, and administrative agencies in matters involving the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, Concessions Management Improvement Act, Endangered Species Act, Animal Welfare Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and other natural resources statutes.
Mindy serves as the Executive Director of the National Park Hospitality Association (NPHA), a national trade association of the businesses that provide lodging, food services, equipment rentals, transportation, gifts and souvenirs, and other visitor services in the National Park System. In this role, she develops and supports NPHA’s federal policy initiatives and advocates for NPHA’s goals before Congress and the Administration.
Mindy also counsels Alaska Native corporations and Tribes on federal small business contracting and participation in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s business development programs, such as the 8(a) and HUBZone Programs. She helps clients navigate the complexities of program compliance and advises Native-owned firms on legislative and regulatory changes impacting their businesses.
Prior to joining the firm, Mindy was an attorney in the D.C. office of an Alaska-based law firm, where she focused on wildlife and Alaska Native issues. Before attending law school, Mindy served as NPHA’s Director of Communications. She also worked in various capacities at the American Recreation Coalition, where she collaborated in the development and implementation of nationwide programs and initiatives promoting outdoor recreation industries.
Mindy is originally from Anchorage, Alaska.