Results orientated professional with a proven record of organizing the arts to affect change in community health issues, AIDS awareness, substance abuse, and homophobia. 10 years experience in managing non-profit educational theater including grant writing. Highly skilled in marketing sales techniques as a nationally recognized television host/spokesperson. Possess skills and experience in public relations for not-for-profit organizations. Ten years as an oral historian with strong ties to LGBT organizations on both east and west coasts. Demonstrated ability to identify and resolve problems. A respected facilitator known for collaborating education with performing arts.A self-published published author, conference speaker, award-winning filmmaker, visual and performance artist.
QVC NETWORK– Show Host Producer
- Producer and creator of African Marketplace/Destination: Africa, the first home shopping show to highlight products originating from Africa. Generated over a million dollars in sales for the program and increased new viewership by 123%
- Traveled and worked closely with Black Show Expos across the country to integrate diversity into QVC market image by making public appearances.
- Became the first QVC host to design, produce and sell his own line of handmade African-inspired cloth dolls. The dolls sold out in the products first airing.
- One of the original hosts of the QVC Fashion Channel interviewing celebrity guests on health and beauty products. Guests included, Susan Lucci, George Hamilton, Richard Simmons, Nancy Wilson and Tova Borgnine.
ACTORS AGAINST DRUGS, INC. – Co-founder/Communications Director
- Produced media events and coordinated television and print interviews.
- Collaborated with Social Security Administration and produced a nation-wide satellite feed for the entire SSA employees which resulted in a 33% increase of employees seeking help with substance abuse issues.
- Collaborated with business groups, including Baltimore City Health Department, Pro-Line Hair Products, Associated Black Charities and Johns Hopkins University to ensure full, company-wide, support for substance abuse prevention and HIV/AIDS awareness programs.
ART-N-DESIGN (A.N.D.) -Owner/Event Producer
- Opened the first Afro centric gay-themed gift store in the country.
- Collaborated with the Men of Color AIDS Prevention Project to produce safe-sex events in Baltimore City.
- Produced a public service announcement directed to gay men of color starring Mayor Kurt Smoke.
- Hosted book-signing events with nationally recognized LGBT authors such as Keith Boykin and James Earl Hardy.
- Recognized nationally by Doll Collector Magazine for his unique line of dolls, DamnGoodMan dolls.
Advocate and Mentor
Umoja Task Force, Antioch University2009 to present
- Work with program staff to educate participants and community on the African-American and LGBT experiences
Life Works, Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center2009 to present
- Serve as one-on-one and group mentor for youths ages 14 to 24
- Work with program staff to coordinate weekly discussion groups
- Develop and facilitate youth focus groups around LGBT media and literature
Soulful Salon LGBT Artist Collective 2006 to 2008
- Coordinate sessions and panels on being a minority and gay in America
- Host monthly open mic sessions and presenter for greater Los Angeles LGBT discussion group “In the Meantime”
- Coordinated Soulful Salon Literary Café for Annual Pride Celebration, including cinematic and literary works
Communications & Media Director, Educator and Speaker
1995 - Present
Damn Good Man Productions
damn good man productions is a business venture of dale guy madison created to produce entertainment and educational events that address artistic, literary, cinematic, cultural, & gender based empowering messages.
- Develop and present workshops and sessions on various topics including the coming out experience, LGBT career paths, generational differences, bullying and acceptance
- Coordinate national book tour and film screenings of LGBT literary projects
- Develop communication strategies and marketing collateral
- Served as Project Director for the Men of Color AIDS Prevention Project (1995), produced a safe sex public service announcements, monthly newsletter and magazine
- Exhibitor, presenter and panelist for national forums and conferences including MD Suicide Prevention Workshop and National Black Justice Coalition, and the William Grant Still Center
- Owned and operated LGBT afro-centric gift store(1994-1998), producing media events with artists and authors
- Co-produced award-winning, national, one-man show on intra-discrimination and cross-dressing
- Currently developing college-level course to examine how music becomes the soundtrack of gay life
1988 - 1998
Director of Education and Public Relations
Actors Against Drugs / Umoja Sasa Storytellers
Two non-profit traveling theater companies designed to entertain and educate on community issues and cultural diversity.
- Using theatre as an educational tool, developed awareness programs around community health, AIDS awareness, substance abuse and homophobia and cultural diversity
- Developed lesson plans incorporating oral history and storytelling
- Developed communication strategies and marketing collateral
- Developed school- and work-based programs in partnership with organizations throughout the Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD metropolitan areas
- Developed partnerships with United States Post Office, Internal Revenue Service, The Johns Hopkins University, Morgan State University, Associated Black Charities, Maritime Institute of Technology and Andrews Air Force Base
- Developed regional and national awareness program for Social Security Administration which resulted in 33 % increase in employees seeking help with substance abuse
- Developed a youth outreach program (The Historic East Baltimore Domestic Violence Community Project) that provided jobs in the entertainment field for at-risk youth