Mr. McFadden brings more than 30 years of journalism, speech writing, and corporate and crisis communications experience. At Patomak, he focuses on strategic communications and digital media campaign development and deployment.
Mr. McFadden spent more than a decade as a writer and editor for The Wall Street Journal/Europe editorial page, and an editor with Reader’s Digest in New York and Washington, D.C. He served as chief speechwriter and senior adviser to Attorney General John Ashcroft, as well as a speechwriter to the Executive Office of the President of the United States.
For more than a decade, Mr. McFadden served as vice president for external communications for Verizon, managing global media affairs for the Fortune 50 company’s public policy, legal, government relations and reputation-protection matters as well as some think tank, coalition and stakeholder relations, before leading communications and government relations for the Archdiocese of Washington. Beyond his role at Patomak, he currently directs communications strategy and engagement for a financial services trade association.
Mr. McFadden is a graduate of the University of San Francisco and its St. Ignatius Institute, a Great Books program, as well as the Stanford Graduate School of Business’s professional track program.