Madeline Janis is co-founder and National Policy Director of the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE). She had previously served as Executive Director of LAANE. LAANE has long worked as an influential leader in the effort to build a new economy based on good jobs, thriving communities, and a healthy environment. Among other achievements, Madeline led LAANE's historic campaign to pass the Los Angeles living wage ordinance, which then became a model throughout the country. From 2002 – 12, she served as a Commissioner on the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency.