Laura Madden, CEO and Founder

After 30 years of working in Washington DC on public policy and programs to meet the diverse challenge to balance business and community , economics and environment, farm health and public health, and many others, it was clear our government and political system was not working for citizens and communities it was intended to serve.   Leaving the "inside the Beltway" model, I  started Phoenix Consults LLC as a way to identify, support and engage with entrepreneurs and organizations committed to growing and advancing models of change at the grassroots and community level -- most importantly, representing a goal of advancing #ExcellencefortheGreaterGood.  Called back in 2018 to my home  "town" of St. Louis, I am working to nurture this inclusive and compassion-focused model of engagement where I can -- with a focus on supporting alliance and open dialogue around prescient and purposeful issues of community, connection, partnership, prosperity, regeneration and resilience.  


CEO and Founder, Phoenix Consults LLC

Federal Government Affairs, Consumer Specialty Products Association

President, Madden Associates

Senior Consultant/Lobbyist, Bracy Williams & Company

Legislative Director, U.S. Congresswoman Joan Kelly Horn (D-MO)

Staff, US Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry

Past and Present Affiliations:

Business Climate Leaders, Advisory Council

Citizens Climate Lobby, Member

Clean Streams United, Member and Coldwater Creek Stream Team leader

Missouri Historical Society, Member

Missouri Coalition for the Environment, Member

Global Alliance for Rights of Nature, Member

Compassionate Cities Alliance, Affiliate Member

Transition Towns, Affiliate Member

Pachamama Alliance, Member and Awakening the Dreamer and Game Changer Intensive Facilitator

One Light Global, Board Member

Wheels to Africa, Board Member

Sanctuaries of the Earth Mother

Extinction Witness, Advisory Council

Women in Government Relations

National Women's Democratic Club



St. Louis MO

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