Madeline Chadwick, who created and launched the Papa Johns Foundation for Building Community, has been named the chain’s chief corporate affairs officer, according to a press release.

As Papa Johns’ corporate affairs and strategic communications leader, Chadwick will continue to oversee all team member and franchisee communications, corporate communications, brand public relations and reputation, corporate social responsibility initiatives, and the company’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy.

“Since joining Papa Johns in 2018, Madeline and her team have transformed the communications and corporate affairs functions and are strategic partners to our business,” Rob Lynch, the chain’s president and CEO, said. “They have played the important roles of both change agents and advisors on our journey to become the best pizza company in the world.”

“I’m especially proud of her work creating and launching The Papa Johns Foundation for Building Community and the positive impact it has had on our franchise system and the communities we serve,” Lynch added.

Chadwick joined Papa Johns in 2018 as vice president of communications. She was then appointed senior vice president of communications and corporate affairs in November 2019. She serves on the board of directors for The Papa John’s Foundation, which has contributed nearly $9 million to community organizations since 2020.

“Playing a role in the transformation of Papa Johns into a company that prioritizes its culture, and especially diversity, equity and inclusion, has been the highlight of my career,” Chadwick said. “I’m excited to continue making an impact by telling the meaningful stories of how Papa Johns’ innovation and growth make us a winner in the global pizza market, while also making a positive impact on our communities.”

Chadwick has more than 20 years’ experience in communications. Before joining Papa Johns, she led communications for Dan Gilbert, the founder of Quicken Loans, and his family of companies. She served in senior global corporate communications roles at eBay and Hewlett Packard and spent 15 years overseeing communications strategy for global consumer brands at leading public relations agencies in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

She will continue to report to Lynch and serve on Papa Johns’ executive leadership team.

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