Alumnus Noble Madu Aims to Empower Millennials to Serve
April 13, 2018 | By: Kaitlin York
Noble Madu graduated from the Rawls College in 2015 with his B.B.A in Marketing. As a student and as a recent graduate, Madu has expressed a passion for service and developing young leaders.
He is president and chief operating officer of the Dallas Millennial Club, a service and development organization that fosters community involvement, professional development and community impact. The club is a members-only service organization that hosts networking, workshops and volunteer events each month to build community and synergy between thought leaders and members. The Millennial Club hopes to expand to 20 cities by 2020.
"Our goals are simple, we first want to redefine what it means to be a millennial and bring together service-minded individuals who are geared toward a thousand-year vision to impact, serve and develop the communities in which they live and work," Madu said. "We envision that the Millennial Club will become the biggest ecosystem for thought leaders in the world, not just for millennials, but for service and purpose-minded individuals."
As part of the Millennial Club, Madu organizes its annual Millennial Gala, a premier black tie charity event for millennials. The gala began in Dallas in 2016, and now attracts 1,750 guests and has 50 million social media impressions each year. The event has spread to other cities across the U.S. and consists of key millennial figures in each city who have influence, from pop culture to Wall Street to the White House.
"The gala is set at a staple hotel or museum in each respective city, where the event offers a unique theme, dinner, live experiences, dancing and a lot of charity. We focus invitations to change-making leaders in the community (a wide-range of professional, working people in finance, medicine, engineering, accounting, real estate, fashion, arts and entertainment)," he said.
In addition to his involvement with the Millennial Club expansion, Madu is involved with several start-up companies. His most recently launched company, Alamocha.com, aims to provide individuals a smooth way to launch an online brand and business. This online platform simplifies the process of creating a web page, setting up online hosting and sharing content on social media.
"I decided to start Alamocha.com because as a young entrepreneur I struggled to find all of the right pieces to build my brands," he said. "My hope is that Alamocha.com will make this process easier for other people trying to get their new brands up and running quickly."
Madu's community involvement and entrepreneurial spirit has not gone unnoticed in the communities he serves. He was recently honored as a "Top Entrepreneur Under 40" by the Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce (GDAACC). The award was presented by Governor Greg Abbott. Through its annual awards, GDAACC recognizes outstanding Asian Americans and corporations that have made significant contributions to the economy and community.
"I was extremely honored to receive this award," Madu said. "I thank GDAACC for recognizing those who are making strides to better our community."
Madu credits his success and passion for service to his mentors, including his father who emigrated to the U.S. from Nigeria in 1984. Additionally, as a student at the Rawls College, he said he was heavily influenced by Bob McDonald, United Supermarkets professor of marketing, and David Lucus, Rawls College Ph.D. graduate. Specifically, McDonald provided insight into vision and communicating value, and Lucus aided him in critical thinking and technology.
"The rollercoaster of challenges and successes I faced inside the Rawls College prepared me for the realities I face today. I now know that the relationship one has with a person representing a brand is more far reaching than all the commercials and fanfare combined. The professors and mentors I worked with made all the difference in my perception of the Rawls College of Business," said Madu.