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James Madlom


Hi! I’m James Madlom and I’m CEO of Mueller Communications. 

I have the best job in Milwaukee: I feel so fortunate that I get to work alongside great colleagues who are not only the best at what they do, but are great people who care about each other and our community. They live out our Mueller Motto – “Do the Right Thing” – every day. 

Lori and I are so honored to lead this great team that shares our love for Milwaukee; our sense of work as play; and the belief that there is nothing more rewarding professionally than the opportunity to do meaningful work with great people for great clients.

And meaningful work is something we get to do every day. As our founder and mentor, Carl Mueller often said, they don’t come to us for the easy ones. We love to tackle complex challenges to help organizations better serve their clients, community or employees. 

Over the years, we’ve been able to help successfully secure public financing for major redevelopment projects, protected corporate reputations during high-profile litigation and other crisis situations, designed and implemented internal employee communications programs and supported the design and implementation of major neighborhood revitalization efforts, like Near West Side Partners. 

I’m a proud graduate of Marquette University (both undergrad and Law School) and an active member of my community, serving as chair of Wellpoint Care Network’s board of directors, and as a director on the boards of the Alzheimer’s Association of Southeastern Wisconsin, Coalition for Children, Youth and Families, Jewish Community Center and St. Charles Youth & Family Services. I’m also an active member of the Rotary Club of Milwaukee. Previously, I served as President of the Shorewood Foundation and a past board member of the Volunteer Center of Milwaukee, Milwaukee Public Theatre, Everyday Philanthropists and Non-Profit Center of Milwaukee. I was honored to be named one of United Way’s Philanthropic 5. 

I live in Whitefish Bay, Wis. with my wife and three children. We are members and active volunteers with St. Herman’s Orthodox Church in West Bend.

“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.” – Pericles



Helped establish and grow Near West Side Partners as a founding member of the Steering Committee and Board of Directors
Worked with key civic partners and local governments to help overcome critical local funding challenges
Helped change Milwaukee’s skyline and foster economic development through the support of major development projects

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