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James Madden

James Madden
I/S Strategy & Planning Director
American Family Insurance

6000 American Parkway
Madison, WI 53783

Career Clusters / Help Topics:

  • Information Technology

James Madden has more than 20-years of insurance industry experience working with personal, commercial, life and health lines of insurance. He has performed financial and strategic planning, underwriting, actuarial, and information services functions for various companies, but has been with American Family Insurance since 1996. He is skilled at creating strategic and operational plans, business cases, cost benefit analysis, and project plans. He has led numerous large, transformational projects and is experienced in leading organizations through change and transition. James majored in Economics at Marquette University where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree. He went on to earn his MBA from University of Wisconsin-Madison in Finance. Outside of work James is a volunteer firefighter and enjoys golf, hockey and coaching youth sports.

Information Technology – or IT as it’s commonly referred – is part of our everyday life and is critical to the success of almost every business or organization. With more than 20 years of experience in the field, James Madden will provide an overview of what Information Technology is. He’ll explain the entire spectrum of IT processes and roles that exist in the field today. Looking forward to how IT is changing and growing, Madden will explain what kinds of career opportunities are in store for today’s students. (Running Time 24:22)