Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy and the Environment
In July of 2016, Alice Madden was named the Executive Director of the Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy and the Environment at Colorado Law, where her priorities include bridging the gap between research and practice by drawing on the perspectives of diverse stakeholders. Madden worked in high tech for several years before earning her JD at CU in 1989. Her law practice focused on employment law, civil rights and ant-discrimination efforts. She returned to CU Law School as the Director of Alumni Relations in 1997 through 2000, when she was elected to the Colorado House of Representatives. Madden served as Majority Leader from 2005 – 2008 and her legislative priorities included helping build the foundation for a sustainable energy economy. Madden served as Climate Change Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff to former Colorado Governor Bill Ritter and later held the Timothy E. Wirth Chair in Sustainable Development at CU Denver. She accepted an appointment to the U.S. Department of Energy in 2013 where she served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental & External Affairs. Madden returned to Colorado in 2015 and formed All of the Above Consulting, focusing on the advancement of emerging clean energy technologies.