Papa Johns names Madeline Chadwick chief corporate affairs officer

20-year communications executive promoted from SVP, communications and corporate affairs position

Papa Johns named Madeline Chadwick chief corporate affairs officer. The appointment represents a promotion from her last position of SVP, communications and corporate affairs. She was last promoted in November 2019.

As the leader of the corporate affairs and strategic communications teams, she will continue to oversee these functions for the pizza franchise. Reporting to Rob Lynch, president and chief executive, she will continue to be part of the Papa Johns Executive Leadership Team.

Chadwick’s career at Papa Johns started in 2018. She served as VP, communications at the time. Later, Chadwick was appointed SVP, communications and corporate affairs in November 2019.

As a member of the Board of Directors for The Papa John’s Foundation, Chadwick provides essential input. The organization has contributed nearly $9 million to community organizations since 2020.

“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. They have played the important roles of both change agents and advisors on our journey to become the best pizza company in the world,” said Rob Lynch, president and chief executive. “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.”


After 20 years in communications, Chadwick is a true veteran in the field. Prior to Papa Johns, she led communications for the founder of Quicken Loans, Dan Gilbert, and his family of companies. In addition, she held senior global corporate communications roles at eBay and Hewlett Packard. Moreover, Chadwick spent 15 years overseeing communications strategy for global consumer brands while at leading public relations agencies in the United States, Europe and Asia.

“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 commented. “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.”


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