Diana Madson

Government Affairs Director

Diana is Sierra Business Council's Government Affairs Director as well as the Director of the Sierra Climate Adaptation & Mitigation Partnership (Sierra CAMP). As Government Affairs Director, she advances statewide recognition of the value of the Sierra Nevada and advocates for investments in the region to support triple bottom line initiatives such as climate action, mitigation and adaptation efforts, sustainable communities strategies, conservation, community planning, and economic development. This work includes leading Sierra CAMP, which educates and mobilizes Sierra local governments, community groups and businesses around state climate policy and connections with downstream urban areas.

In addition to her role at Sierra Business Council, Diana is also the Founder and Executive Director of The Mountain Pact, a coalition of outdoor recreation-based mountain communities in the American West working to build climate change resilience through a shared voice on federal policy. 

Diana received her Master of Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and graduated with Highest Distinction from the University of California, Berkeley with a B.S. in Society & Environment and a B.A. in Rhetoric.

Growing up in Northern California, Diana Madson spends her time adventuring in the mountains of the Sierra Nevada and greater Intermountain West. Devoting her education and career to protecting these pristine landscapes and vibrant communities, Diana is driven to catalyze change where it counts.

Personal Highlights

Diana lives with her husband in South Lake Tahoe where she enjoys playing in the mountains with her giant fluffy dog, Gozer. She loves to ski, hike, and travel. On rainy days you can often find her hunting for treasures in the local thrift shops or cooking up a veggie feast.