Peter Madonia

Former Chief Operating Officer

Peter J. Madonia joined the Rockefeller Foundation in 2006.

As Chief Operating Officer, he provided leadership and strategic direction for financial and operational functions. Mr. Madonia oversaw several areas, including human and financial resources, information technology, facilities and office services, records management and library services. He also oversaw the Foundation’s regional office operations in Nairobi, Kenya; Bangkok, Thailand; and the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center in Bellagio, Italy.

Prior to joining the Rockefeller Foundation, Mr. Madonia served as chief of staff to New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, a position he was appointed to after serving as senior advisor to the Bloomberg for Mayor campaign. Mr. Madonia’s previous experience in New York City government included serving as first deputy commissioner of the Fire Department, deputy commissioner for budget and operations at the Department of Buildings, and chief of staff to the deputy mayor for operations.

Mr. Madonia also owns and for twelve years operated a successful and well-known family bakery business.

Mr. Madonia received a bachelor’s degree from Fordham University, where he has taught urban studies as an adjunct professor. He also has a master’s degree in Urban Studies from the University of Chicago.

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  • Aug 12 2013
    Blog Post Jamaica Bay Points the Way Of the 25 most densely populated counties in the United States, 23 are along a coastline. New York City has over 500 miles of coastline and, as Superstorm Sandy showed, it is vulnerable to “once a century” storms that now seem to come every couple of years. And Sandy didn’t just impact the Financial District. […] Peter Madonia