As the founder of Sequitur Consulting, Beverly Haydel has more than a decade of experience working in both the private, public and nonprofit sectors. Her expertise lies in project management, coalition building, stakeholder engagement, public outreach, issue advocacy, policy development and legislative strategy.
Throughout her career, Beverly has demonstrated an ability to plan and execute complex projects involving multiple stakeholder groups and across numerous sectors, including health care, education, transportation and infrastructure, and economic development. Beverly applies her critical thinking and interpersonal skills to help clients plan and manage projects efficiently and to achieve positive results. Her ability to write persuasively, her vast knowledge across multiple policy areas and her in-depth knowledge of the legislative processes at both the local, state and federal levels provide her with the expertise to bring value to clients in a wide array of situations.
Prior to founding Sequitur, Beverly served as Director of Civic Leadership Initiatives at the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, a 501c3 community foundation with over $600 million in assets. Beverly managed the Foundation’s long-term projects throughout the greater Baton Rouge area, including formation of the Baton Rouge Health District, a place-based health collaborative that brings together leading health care organizations to collaborate around common goals and challenges, and development of the Water Campus, a 30-acre site along the Mississippi River that will be home to more than 1.8 million square feet of labs, research facilities and commercial space for researchers, scientists and engineers working to solve Louisiana’s most pressing coastal and deltaic challenges. Beverly managed each project from the planning stage through implementation. She oversaw the community engagement process, managed outside consultant teams and worked with stakeholders and public officials at the local, state and federal levels to garner support for projects and identify funding for implementation.
Beverly began her career at Goldman Sachs as an Investment Banking Analyst based out of the company’s New York City headquarters. Beverly supported the division’s general counsels and was responsible for working with deal teams and outside attorneys to execute initial public offerings and debt transactions for clients across multiple sectors, including financial institutions, health care companies and industrial/natural resources companies. This responsibility required a vast knowledge of both the financial and legal aspects of transactions, and required working collaboratively with clients, bankers and attorneys to anticipate potential risks and execute deals quickly.
Following law school, Beverly served as a clerk to the Honorable Janice Rogers Brown on the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals where she worked on federal cases spanning across multiple subject matters, including administrative law, environmental law and national security law. That experience helped Beverly hone her persuasive writing skills and develop a comprehensive understanding of the way government works and the complexities of the regulatory state. After completing her clerkship, Beverly practiced law at the Washington, D.C. based firm of Kellogg, Huber Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel, PLLC, where she primarily represented corporate clients involved in federal court litigation or arbitration. Her client work included representing Starbucks Coffee Company in a billion dollar contract dispute arbitration with Kraft Foods and representing multiple members of the W.L. Gore family, founders of the Gor-Tex Company.
Beverly’s experience as a litigator and knowledge of the political system led her in 2012 to join the Mitt Romney for President campaign as an Associate General Counsel. This experience not only required knowledge of campaign finance and election law, but also required organizing and managing grassroots efforts. Beverly’s responsibilities included serving as the director of the campaign’s election day operations team in Ohio.
Beverly returned to her home state of Louisiana in 2013 to serve as Special Assistant to Governor Bobby Jindal. Beverly’s responsibilities in Governor Jindal’s office involved developing policy solutions and coordinating implementation of key projects. Beverly’s work focused heavily on health care policy, allowing her to develop a deep understanding of health care financing and systems design. Beverly also worked closely with state officials and legislators to draft legislation and accomplish policy objectives.
Beverly graduated with a degree in Economics from Harvard University, where she was also the starting point guard for the Harvard Women’s Basketball Team. Following her time at Goldman Sachs, Beverly earned her law degree from Stanford Law School in Palo Alto, California, where she served as President of the Federalist Society and helped litigate cases before the United State Supreme Court through her participation in the Stanford Supreme Court Litigation Clinic.
Beverly is licensed to practice law in Louisiana.
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Beverly's background includes private, public and nonprofit sector experience, with some focus on healthcare work.
STANFORD LAW SCHOOL
Juris Doctor, May 2009
A.B., Economics, cum laude, June 2004
Activities & Affiliations
• Jefferson Parish Chamber of Commerce
• New Orleans Chamber of Commerce
• Louisiana Bar Association