Madden Communications


our core values are active

At Madden, you’re not just an employee, but a member of a team. In fact, collaboration is such a big part of our work culture that in 2013, we created the Culture Committee. The purpose of the Culture Committee is to enrich the Madden workplace and our people. This unique program allows us to acknowledge the value our brand ambassadors bring to the business.


  • Our core values are ACTIVE
  • ACCOUNTABILITY – Do what we say we will do
  • TEAM – Team first; me last – clients, suppliers, Madden
  • INTEGRITY – Do the right thing for our clients, our company and our community
  • VALUE – Make a difference for our clients
  • EXCELLENCE – Take pride in everything that we do

Our Brand Ambassadors Say

I’ve raised three kids while working at Madden and been given the flexibility necessary to be a present parent.

Our Brand Ambassadors Say

Madden has great benefits and implemented a Culture Committee that continues to improve on these benefits. They’re also making an effort to discover the needs and wants of employees as well as find ways to fulfill them.

Our Brand Ambassadors Say

Madden is a very collaborative environment. With so many employees who are experts in their field, everyone comes together to achieve the same goal. This makes you feel like you’re working alongside a family instead of co-workers.

Our Brand Ambassadors Say

Flex hours and half-day Fridays makes life easier when scheduling all of the other things life requires out of a mother and avid volunteer in the community.

Our Brand Ambassadors Say

I often tell people how lucky I am to have stumbled upon Madden and what a great experience it’s been.

Our goal is to attract and retain the most qualified candidates. People who care about making a difference as much as we do. If you’re interested in becoming part of a workplace that matters, check out our current openings.


Jim Donahugh, Chairman and CEO


Chairman Jim Donahugh began his career at Madden in 1975 as a sales executive. Jim is the organization’s visionary who creates the strategy for all corporate initiatives. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University.

Sean Madden, CEO


Chairman Sean Madden began working at Madden in 1981 after graduating from Xavier University. He spent the majority of his career in sales and has helped solidify our unique position in the beer, wine and spirits industry.

Marc Wasserman, EVP & CFO


Chief Executive Officer Marc Wasserman has extensive finance, corporate development, and strategy experience across a wide variety of industries. In addition to being a Certified Public Accountant, Wasserman holds a B.S. from Bradley University and an M.B.A. from Duke University, where he was a Fuqua Scholar.

Shelley Wolthusen, Director of HR


Human Resources Director, Shelley Wolthusen began her career with Madden more than 18 years ago. She is an accomplished HR professional responsible for the design and development of programs and policies to meet the needs of Madden and its employees. Shelley has a bachelor’s degree from Western Illinois University.