Expanding opportunities in America’s cities
Sheryl M. Madden, Finance Controller at The Kresge Foundation

Sheryl M. Madden


Sheryl M. Madden is the controller for The Kresge Foundation and is responsible for strategic management of the foundation’s accounting, tax, budget and finance functions. She joined Kresge in 2009.

Sheryl was previously a senior manager for Plante & Moran PLLC in Ann Arbor and a technical specialist in the firm’s professional standards department. A certified public accountant, she received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. 

Sheryl received the 2015 Crain’s Detroit Business CFO of the Year Rising Star award. In addition to her work at Kresge, she is a member of the Inforum Center for Leadership, the Foundation Financial Officers Group, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants, serving on its ethics task force. She serves on the M-1 Rail finance committee and the Council of Michigan Foundations audit committee. She is a member of Leadership Detroit Class XXXVI, a program for regional leaders that focuses on creating awareness of key issues affecting the Detroit region.

Photo: Douglas Schaible