Chief Technology Officer, Fresno Unified School District
Kurt Madden is the Chief Technology Officer for Fresno Unified School District, the fourth largest district in California. He leads the Information Technology department, which is responsible for the strategy, development and implementation of business and educational technology for the district of 71,000 students and 7,000 teachers, administrators and staff.
Prior to his current position, Kurt was the CEO of One by One Leadership, a local community development organization. Before One by One he held several leadership positions including Corporate VP for a Fortune 1000 technology firm and President and Founder of two local technology companies. He is the author of Synergetic Follower: Changing Our World without Being the Leader, published in 2010 and speaks on followership.
Kurt has been an adjunct professor for the Information Systems Department at the Craig School of Business at Fresno State University since 1994.
Kurt is the Board Chair for ValleyPBS and Co-Chair of the Microsoft K-12 Advisory Council. He is also a Board member of the Fresno Business Council Board, the Fresno County Workforce Investment Board, the Fresno First Steps Home Board, and the Fresno County Economic Development Corporation Board. He attended Fresno Unified schools, graduated from Fresno State University, has been married to his wife, Katy, for 36 years and has three kids he loves who are now young adults.