Diana Madson

Program Director

Diana is Sierra Business Council's Program Director for the Sierra Climate Adaptation & Mitigation Partnership (CAMP) and is spearheading the project planning, constituency building, research, writing, and implementation of Sierra CAMP. In addition to her work with Sierra Business Council, Diana is also the Founder and Executive Director of the Mountain Pact, a coalition of tourism-based mountain communities in the American West working to build climate change resilience through a shared voice on federal policy.  Prior to the Mountain Pact, Diana was the Founder and Director of Yale University’s Team Climate, a climate change media campaign that partnered with 16 Olympians at Sochi to reach over 315 million people with the message that climate change is compromising winter sports. Diana has also worked for Protect Our Winters on the Climate Change Leadership Group and for the Climate Registry where she consulted over 400 corporate and government clients on greenhouse gas accounting. 

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 spent much of her life in the great mountains of the Sierra Nevada. 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. 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.