Madison McAleese

Associate Consultant, La Piana Consulting

Madison McAleese helps deliver high-value consulting engagements to our clients, often serving as the primary communications hub for projects and ensuring excellent customer service. She specializes in research, writing and editing, and project management. Her ability to manage complex projects and deliver quality work products contributes to clients’ confidence and overall success.

Madison graduated with a Master’s in Public Diplomacy at University of Southern California, and with a Bachelor’s in Communication and a minor in Political Science from California Lutheran University. She also studied European economics and language in Paris.

She spent two years working in public relations in Los Angeles and New York City before deciding to pursue a graduate degree in public diplomacy. Since then, Madison has worked as a Communications Associate at the Pacific Council on International Policy and was a Fellow at both the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy at the U.S. Department of State and the USC Center on Public Diplomacy.

Madison is currently pursuing a Master’s in Christian Studies to expand her knowledge of biblical and theological studies, to fulfill her interests as a lifelong learner, and to support the important role that faith plays in her life.

Madison is based in Pasadena, California, and is an active small group leader at South Hills Church in Burbank, in addition to a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy.

Learn more about Madison in this La Piana Consulting staff interview.


Voices from the Field

State of the Social Sector: A Message to Family Philanthropy

Posted on August 24, 2020 by David La Piana, Madison McAleese

hands reaching out to each other, helping
The COVID-19 crisis has detrimentally impacted every industry over the past several months. While record numbers of Americans are filing for unemployment and communities around the country are facing serious health and economic crises, the social sector, responsible for supporting and engaging these communities, is desperately holding on while funding dries up. As the pandemic shutdown began to unfold, we… Read More