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AEM spotlight:

AEM Alumnus Tom Madison selected for Alumni Achievement Award

The University of Minnesota and the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics recently honored Tom Madison with an Outstanding Achievement Award. 

Tom Madison

The award is given to alumni who have attained unusual distinction and leadership.

Tom Madison has been a respected and successful business and community leader throughout his career.  Madison graduated from the University of Minnesota Aeronautical Engineering program in 1959 and began his career with Northwestern Bell Telephone Company.  Over the course of the next 36 years, Madison rose to the ranks of CEO (1985-87) of Northwestern Bell which would later become US West Communications. He served as President of US West Communications from 1988-1992.  When he retired, Mr. Madison started MLM Partners, a business consulting and investments company.

Beyond his work in the corporate world, Madison has dedicated an extensive amount of his time and resources to the greater community.  He serves on many educational and community support boards and has maintained a close partnership with the University of Minnesota, attributing his engineering degree as a great foundation for any career.

Madison will be honored by the Department and the College for this award in October.


Last Modified: Thursday, 09-Sep-2010 14:53:42 CDT -- this is in International Standard Date and Time Notation