Madsen’s roots are in education and
advocacy. She received her undergraduate
degrees summa cum laude from
Southeast Missouri State University, and
then attended law school at the University
of Missouri –Columbia so she could better
advocate for those whose voice would not
otherwise be heard.
law school, she worked with the local
prosecuting attorney to help collect
delinquent child support for poor mothers
and their children. She also facilitated
access to the Legal Aid clinic in rural
areas to meet the legal needs of the poor.
joined the legal staff of The Missouri Bar
in 1979. She was served as Director of the
Law-Related Education Program, a
multi-disciplinary program designed and
presented in conjunction with the Missouri
Department of Elementary and Secondary
educate students K-12 about their legal
rights and responsibilities.
The Missouri Bar Madsen also instituted the
Mock Trial Program, which evolved into a
statewide competition among high school
students, coached and mentored by local
attorneys in their respective communities.
Madsen was then
appointed Director of
Services. In this
position she was responsible for all aspects
of legislative activity at both the state
and federal levels.
Madsen established a consulting business to
represent clients before the General
Assembly and Executive Branch of
government. She has worked with a variety
of statewide associations and businesses,
and enjoys an excellent reputation for hard
work and effective representation on behalf
of her clients.
a Past President of the Missouri Society of
Association Executives, and currently serves
on the Board of Directors of the Missouri
Society of Governmental Consultants.
Madsen has also been
active in numerous community activities,
including mentoring and working with school
children of all ages. She regularly hosts
interns and students who “shadow” her during
the workday, and has served as a foster
parent for children in crisis.
LuAnn Madsen is a
partner with her husband in the lobbying
firm Madsen & Wright, Inc.,
and is the proud mother of two Russian born
children: Alyssa and
Nathan. In her spare time she
frequently choreographs community theater
groups, school musicals and show choirs