Max is a career public servant, currently supporting the U.S. Senate’s digital innovation and technology integration efforts as a Senior Technology Representative within the Senate Sergeant at Arms (SAA). In his role at the SAA, Max supports the 140+ Member, committee, leadership, and operational offices of the Senate in roles including IT project management, Agile development, product ownership, and contract oversight. Among his achievements in this role, Max is most proud of his work to co-develop the Senate’s first Agile development contracting vehicle and leading the Congressionally-mandated Senators’ Personal Cybersecurity Working Group. During his tenure with the Senate, Max has also served as Deputy Chief Clerk of the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations, helping to transform the way the committee leveraged data and custom applications to modernize internal workflows and the federal appropriations process during the COVID-19 pandemic. Before working in technical roles within the Senate, Max was a caseworker for U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin, helping thousands of Marylanders seeking federal assistance from agencies including the State Department, Department of Justice, EEOC, and USDA.
Max is heavily engaged in non-profit and volunteer activities, having co-founded a community-focused non-profit that serves Southeast Baltimore, where he lived for 8 years. Max also currently serves on the board of the J. Glenn Beall, Jr. Institute for Public Affairs at his undergraduate alma mater, Frostburg State University. He also served as the co-chair of the Maryland Chapter of New Leaders Council (2018), a non-profit that works to recruit, train, and promote progressive leaders across the country. He has served in local elected offices in both Allegany County and Baltimore City.
Max earned his Master of Arts in Public Management (MPM) and a graduate certificate in government analytics from The Johns Hopkins University. He has also earned a Master’s Certificate in IT Project Management from The George Washington University School of Business and completed Duke University Fuqua School of Business’s Advanced Strategic Execution Program (ASEP). He is also a PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) and has various other certifications and experience in Agile product ownership, federal contracting, and mediation.
Max recently moved back to his hometown of Cumberland, MD with his wife of 11 years, Jessie, and their infant son, Atticus. In his free time, Max enjoys playing guitar, collecting vinyl records, traveling, and photography.