After graduating from Troy State University in 2007 with a master's degree in Sports Administration (one of two Troy degrees she holds, and she will soon receive a doctoral degree from Walden University), Madison moved to Daytona Beach, Fla., and started working with NASCAR. She later moved to Charlotte, N.C. and on to other states to take senior positions in Arena Football in Birmingham and the WNBA with the Atlanta Dream. Her experience in sports marketing and communications is too extensive to detail, but needless to say, her resume is quite impressive.
Madison’s career path changed when she moved back home to help her mother as a caregiver for her terminally ill father. As she settled back into life in Luverne, she became more aware of the newly awakened surge of interest in HBCU sports and decided to offer her sports marketing and communications abilities to Alabama State University.
"I was in Luverne and could not help but notice the great potential of nearby ASU, whose storied history was well known to me after childhood excursions to Turkey Day Classic games and more. That is when I decided that I could help with my parents in Luverne and still take part in pushing up the excitement of what is Bama States Sports. I was hired to work for the Athletic Director at ASU, which now has led me to my new position," Madison stated.
GOAL IS A GLOBAL IMPACT FOR ASU
Madison explains that now she wants to put her skills to work, not just for one aspect of the University, but to lift up the institution as a whole.
"God has given me a unique ability to see outside of the box and communicate and advance organizations so they may be the best that they can be in whatever field they fall within," she said. "I am here to lend my knowledge and skillset to assist ASU to move to the forefront of not just the schools in Alabama, not merely the institutions of higher education in America, but globally. With the guidance and leadership of President (Quinton) Ross and Vice President Clark, there is nothing that our ASU can't do in a very big way," Madison said.
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