Stephen Madarasz Biography & Expertise


 Stephen Madarasz is a highly visible and effective Marketing Communication professional, serving for more than 30 years as a versatile public representative and executive for CSEA – New York’s Leading Union, among other roles and public activities.

As CSEA’s Director of Communications, he advocated on behalf of nearly 300,000 working people across New York in the media and in often contentious public forums. Additionally, he supervised a statewide staff of 23, administered a $6 million annual department budget and was responsible for overseeing all internal and external communications, publications, web and social media, advertising, marketing, media and community relations activities.

While handling these responsibilities, he delivered focused, problem-solving know-how under dynamic circumstances every day.

A graduate of Boston College with an undergraduate degree in Speech Communication and English, he also holds a Master’s degree in Political Communication from the University at Albany,

Madarasz earned a strong reputation early in his career as a broadcast journalist at WAMC – Northeast Public Radio in Albany, NY, where he established the foundation for a news operation that has grown into a regional powerhouse, reaching and moving listeners in five states.

Teaching has also been a prominent professional activity for nearly 20 years: In addition to presenting numerous training programs and workshops in a variety of settings, Madarasz  has taught marketing communication (face to face and online) and public speaking at the graduate and undergraduate level at the University at Albany, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the College of St. Rose.

Madarasz serves on the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross of Eastern NY (Board Chair 2007), Capital Repertory Theater and as Board President of the Mental Health Foundation. He is past Board President of the NYS Labor-Religion Coalition.


Stephen Madarasz has long and deep experience in a wide range of areas and situations that have required effective communication with  both internal and external audiences. This expertise provides you with cost-effective perspective and practical problem-solving ability that lets you remain focused on your priority activities:

Advancing a Public Policy Agenda  •  Change Management  •  Brand & Image Building
Crisis Communications  •  Reaching a Diverse Audience  •  Media Relations
Project Management  •  Advertising  •  Executive and Management Training
Stakeholder Relationship Development  •  Labor Relations & Human Resources

Communication Audits • Assessments • Strategic Marketing Plans