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Madden Media announces the appointment of new CEO, Dan Janes

Madden Media begins a new chapter in their story with the announcement of Dan Janes as their new CEO. The founder of Madden Media Kevin Madden will operate as the Chairman of the company.

Kevin Madden, Chairman of Madden Media explained his decision in selecting their new CEO, “Dan is a demonstrated leader in this community having worked to build, mentor, and invest in entrepreneurs in the region. We know he will guide Madden with the same level of entrepreneurial spirit that shaped our company.”

Throughout its 35+ year history, Madden Media constantly sought ways to help guide clients through change. In 1982, Kevin and Jill Madden founded Madden Publishing and began publishing the Tucson Guide and Valley Guide. They became well-known throughout the travel and tourism industry as a publishing leader. When people started to connect to the brand new “World Wide Web” in the ‘90s, Madden helped organizations like the Arizona Office of Tourism move online with their first website. Following the acquisition of Preprint Media, Madden then dove into the next generation of the Web 2.0 technologies to drive digital engagement for clients throughout the country.

On the future of Madden Media, Dan Janes explains, “Today, we are on the precipice of the Fourth Industrial Revolution—technology will reshape the global economic landscape. Communities will need to integrate their resources and attraction efforts to attract visitors, businesses, and a talented workforce. Madden works with communities across the country who are just like Tucson trying to build great places to live, work, and explore.”

Daniel Janes is a successful leader, entrepreneur, and early-stage investor. Dan’s breadth of experience includes being a West Point graduate and former Army officer who led operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, built a successful big data and analytics startup company, and grew new technology offerings in a publicly traded company. Since coming to Tucson, Dan actively sought to grow companies in Arizona as a board member of Desert Angels, and Invest Southwest, as a mentor for Tech Launch Arizona and the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Arizona.

For over 35 years, Madden Media has helped tell its story in Arizona with 93 current employees who have been part of our team for an average of 7.8 years.

Madden uses innovative, technology-driven marketing strategies to provide solutions for our partners. Our team impacts the growth of communities by creating personalized, immersive content that connects people to places.

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