John Hudak ~ Biography
John Hudak, the Publisher of Tucson Lifestyle Magazine was born and raised in Pittsburgh and moved to Tucson in 1975.  He graduated from the University of Arizona with degrees in journalism and creative writing.  After graduation, John put in 3 decades with Madden Media.  John’s tenure with Madden was marked by significant growth from less than 10 employees to more than 100, with clients in more than 40 states.  Under his leadership, Madden won hundreds of industry awards, including; The US Travel Association Mercury Award, The Web Marketing Association Best of Show, and Best Travel Advertising for Co-op Internet Advertising.
In 2016 John left Madden to found a Strategy and Consulting business whose clients included AZ Lodging & Tourism Association, Visit Tucson, HSL Properties, OnMedia Inc., among others before taking the helm at Tucson Lifestyle.
John has served on the Board of Directors for the US Travel Association, the California Travel Association, the Texas Tourism Industry Association, and the Southeast Tourism Society, as well as numerous local nonprofit boards and committees.
John has been honored with numerous tourism, media, and community service awards, including; The Shining Example Award from the Southeast Tourism Society, The Ambassador Award from Travel South USA, Media Person of the Year Award from the Southern Arizona Advertising Federation, Arts Supporter of the Year from the Tucson Pima Arts Council, and Alumnus of the Year for the University of Arizona English Department.
John presently serves on numerous nonprofit boards, including; UA Presents, UA College of Social & Behavioral Sciences. He’s the current President of Boys to Men Tucson, and he’s founded four non-profit arts and education organizations.
John has two children, a 23 year old son, and 27 year old daughter.