Kate Madigan, Principal
Kate is an adaptive leader, go-getter, change-maker, professional advocate, and coach. She brings 20 years experience leading organizations and advocacy campaigns, including leading a national campaign for safe food in Los Angeles, and building some of the most powerful coalitions and networks in Michigan where she continues to lead.
Kate is a skilled facilitator, designing and leading dozens of meetings from strategic planning sessions to conferences with 300 attendees. She is a talented writer, with many successful campaign plans, research reports, and awarded grants under her belt.
Kate earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability. She holds her master’s degree from the School for International Training in Vermont, where she was trained in intercultural communications, leadership development, and the foundations of coaching.
Current and Past Work Includes:
Michigan Climate Action Network, Director and Co-founder
2020 Biden for President, Climate, Energy & Environmental Policy Committee
Traverse City Green Team, Appointed Member
Oil & Water Don't Mix, Co-founder and Steering Committee
Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities, Diversity Equity & Inclusion team Co-founder
Michigan Climate Action Summit, Organizer and Emcee
Michigan Sierra Club, Board Member
Michigan Environmental Council, Deputy Director, Development Specialist, and Regional Representative
Environment Michigan, Environmental Advocate
State of Michigan Power Plant Mercury Reduction Workgroup
Michigan Water Withdrawal Campaign, Coordinator
Environment America, National Safe Foods Advocate
Fund for Public Interest Research, Pasadena Office Director
Venture Out, Rocky Mountain Trip Leader
Galapagos National Park, Youth Outreach