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Laura Madden

After 30 years of working in Washington DC on public policy and programs, ranging from community, economics and environmental projects to engagement and advocacy on conservation, sustainability, agriculture and water resources, I returned to community.  It started as a rising of ideas, launching 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.   Seeking to shine a light on #ExcellencefortheGreaterGood, I networked with emergent movements like the Citizens Climate Lobby, Transition Towns, Compassionate Cities Alliance and the Pachamama Alliance.  Returning to my home  "town" of St. Louis in 2018, I am committed to finding ways to advance resilient community and human BEING in any way I can.  Themes of attention include community, connection, partnership, prosperity, regeneration and resilience.  


Catalyst, Prosperity Homegrown

River Ambassador, Global Being Foundation

Co-Organizer, Global Freshwaters Summit

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

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