has worked in marketing and special event production in the U.S. and abroad for over 20 years. From 1991 to 1995, Madeleine organized trade shows in Mexico, including COMDEX/ComExpo Mexico – a joint venture between Reed Exhibition Companies and COMDEX, which at the time was the largest computer and software trade show.
Upon her return to the U.S., Madeleine joined Violy, Byorum & Partners, a financial boutique specializing in Latin America. In addition to her responsibilities overseeing all of the firm’s presentations, marketing materials and correspondence, Madeleine produced the VB&P CEO retreat, in which 25 of Latin America’s most prominent business leaders and their spouses joined the firm’s bankers in Palm Beach for three days of conferences, meetings and entertainment.
Madeleine first worked with Cathy Gay in 1998, when she was publishing four newsletters for business leaders doing work in Latin America. Madeleine was responsible for the roundtables held in association with the newsletters, as well as for the events produced for other clients, including AOL, Time Warner, and IBM.
In 2001, Madeleine participated in the launch of a design firm specializing in presentation graphics, corporate identity packages and editorial services, managing the company’s business development. Madeleine re-joined Catherine Gay Communications in 2003.
Born in the U.S. and raised in Mexico, Madeleine is bicultural and bilingual. She received a B.A. in Latin American literature summa cum laude from Columbia University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.