Dear Colleagues –
I am delighted to announce that Kevin Madden will be joining the Annual Giving Programs team as the Director, Recognition Societies effective May 13, 2013 reporting to me. Kevin will be responsible for the general management of Notre Dame’s Annual Giving Recognition Societies (The Sorin Society, Order of St. Thomas More, John Cardinal O’Hara Society, Rockne Heritage Fund) including designing, planning, and executing fund-raising programs, marketing, communications, brand management and donor experience for the societies which will generate over $25 million in FY 2013. Kevin’s direct reports will include the recognition society leaders, major gift officers and the donor experience team.
Kevin joins Notre Dame from Hobart Industries where he was the Director, Marketing for Warewash Products. Prior to joining Hobart, Kevin spent 15 years with the Whirlpool Corporation in positions of increasing responsibility including director roles in sales and trade marketing competencies, pricing, marketing operations and strategy. He has significant experience developing high performing teams and has worked extensively on the application of six sigma improvement methods to drive results in sales and marketing processes. Before joining Whirlpool, Kevin worked at the Northrop Corporation and Integrated Systems Incorporated.
Kevin received his BS in aerospace engineering and MBA from Notre Dame, and is deeply committed to the mission of the University. He also holds an ME in flight control systems from the California Polytechnic State University.
Kevin and his wife Judy have five wonderful children Michael (18), Matthew (17), Mark (15), Mary (13) and Meaghan (10) and are active in Holy Cross Parish in South Bend.
Please join me in welcoming Kevin.
In Notre Dame,
Brian Couch, Sr. Director, Annual Giving Programs