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ITK Radio | Kevin Madden


On this episode of ITK Radio, a conversation with Kevin Madden

Kevin Madden is a senior partner at Penta, helping lead the firm’s integration of strategic advisory, advocacy, communications, and issue management capabilities for clients around the globe.

Prior to Penta, Kevin was an executive vice president at Arnold Ventures, where he helped build and implement advocacy teams and strategies for one of the country’s leading philanthropies, achieving major policy reforms at the federal, state, and local levels.

Kevin also previously served as a partner at Hamilton Place Strategies, leading the firm’s design and management of comprehensive public affairs campaigns while working with CEOs and their executive teams. Kevin served as the firm’s lead strategist for several national policy reform coalitions and major corporate M&A campaigns and worked with leading philanthropic and non-profit organizations to develop and implement their advocacy capabilities.

Kevin served as a senior strategist and spokesman on three presidential campaigns, most notably the Romney for President campaign in 2012. In addition to his national campaign experience, Kevin was a top congressional leadership staffer in the US House of Representatives, serving as spokesman and communications strategist in the Office of the House Majority Leader. Kevin also served as deputy director of public affairs and national spokesman for the Department of Justice.

Kevin’s experience as a frequent guest on national and international news outlets has earned him a reputation as a sought-after media strategist and crisis communications manager. He also served as an on-air contributor to CNN from 2013 to 2019.

Kevin is a native of New York and earned a degree from the State University of New York at Cortland. He has been a frequent guest lecturer on advocacy and communications strategy at Georgetown University, American University, and the National War College. He lives in Maryland with his wife and their three sons.

You can find Kevin on LinkedIn here.


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