Mike Madigan


Madigan Consulting

Mike Madigan

Mike Madigan formed Madigan Consulting, Inc., to provide consulting and advisory services on private development and public infrastructure projects throughout the western states. His forty years of experience working at both the State and local level brings both the experience and the insight necessary to insure project success.

Previous to forming Madigan Consulting, Mike served as Chief of Policy to the Mayor of San Diego, as Senior Vice President with Pardee Construction Company, and as the City of San Diego “Ballpark Czar”, spearheading development of PETCO Park and the surrounding 26 block downtown redevelopment project, which included PETCO Park and the surrounding East Village area.

A native San Diegan, Mike is a graduate of San Diego State University and a former Naval Officer.  Mike worked for 5 ½ years as Chief of Policy for San Diego Mayor Pete Wilson, with direct responsibility to the Mayor for the City’s Growth Management Plan and the redevelopment of downtown San Diego.  Mike was involved in developing the concept for the creation of the Centre City Redevelopment Corporation (CCDC), the San Diego Redevelopment Agency non-profit Board that managed redevelopment of downtown.  He served as the first Staff Director of the Metropolitan Transit Development Board (MTDB), builder of San Diego’s light rail system, and he oversaw development of the Torrey Pines Science Park and revitalization of the San Diego Economic Development Corporation (SDEDC).

Mike worked 21 years for Pardee Construction Company, serving as Senior Vice President of the San Diego Division, with project management responsibilities for several master planned communities including Sabre Springs, Mira Mesa and Ocean View Hills.  On retirement from Pardee, Mike was asked by Mayor Susan Golding to lead project negotiations for and implementation of the new Padres downtown ballpark (now known as PETCO Park) and oversee – on behalf of the City – the revitalization of the surrounding residential and commercial development.

During his years in the private-sector Mike has served on, and in most instances chaired, a number of public water boards and commissions, including: 20 years as a Director of the San Diego County Water Authority, appointed to the Board by 5 successive mayors of San Diego and serving 2 ½ years as Chair; 10 years as a Director of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California; 8 years as a member of the California Water Commission, including a term as Chair; and 7 years as Chair of the California State Bay Delta Oversight Council and its State-Federal successor, the Bay Delta Advisory Council appointed by the Governor of California and the U.S. Secretary of the Interior. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the Delta Vision Foundation.

Mike has also been extensively involved in civic activities, including serving as the Chairman of the Boards of Rady Children’s Hospital, the Greater San Diego Chamber of Commerce, the San Diego County Council of Boy Scouts and the San Diego City Library Commission. He currently serves on the Board of Vietnam Veterans of San Diego and on it’s Vision Committee, overseeing expansion of a facility comprising over 200 beds and providing treatment to homeless veterans suffering from PTSD, alcohol and/or drug addictions.