Mr. Madden is recognized as a top political operative and communications strategist, having recently been cited by the well-respected Wall Street Journal opinion page as “a smart, articulate, credible and TV-savvy party spokesman.”
Mr. Madden recently served as a Senior Advisor to Governor Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign. He was also National Press Secretary for Governor Romney’s 2008 campaign for the Republican presidential nomination.
Prior to joining Governor Romney’s campaign, Mr. Madden served as Press Secretary to then-House Majority Leader, now House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH). In that capacity, Mr. Madden served as the top communications strategist for the House of Representatives leadership office charged with directing legislative action.
Before his work as a top leadership aide on Capitol Hill, Mr. Madden served as the Department of Justice’s national spokesman on issues ranging from national security to litigation before the federal courts.
During the 2004 presidential campaign, Mr. Madden was a member of the media team directing President George W. Bush’s re-election communications effort, serving as the president’s campaign spokesman before regional, national and international news organizations.
Mr. Madden originally hails from Yonkers, N.Y., and now resides in Washington, D.C.