Max serves as vice president of government relations with McGuireWoods Consulting in the Los Angeles office. He joins the firm from the City of Los Angeles, where he was a key member of Los Angeles World Airports’ (LAWA) government affairs team. Prior to that, he served as director of economic infrastructure for the City of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, leading on airport and port issues.
As director of economic infrastructure, Max oversaw LAWA and the Port of Los Angeles, two departments that serve as key economic engines for the city. He led top priority initiatives, including strategies to manage the supply chain crisis, establishing a port program to incentivize cleaner truck fleets, advocating for federal COVID-19 health and safety standards at airports, the implementation and public affairs plan for the LAX Terminal Wellness Pilot, and assisting LAWA with its $15 billion LAX modernization program.
Max advised the mayor on key economic development matters for various industries, including advanced air mobility, drones, manufacturing, and issues related to small businesses and entrepreneurship.
As a key member of LAWA’s government affairs team, Max promoted the airports’ policy and regulatory objectives at the local, state, and federal levels and worked with elected officials on various legislative issues and special initiatives.
As assistant director for California State University, Northridge, he advocated for the university’s legislative interests in Sacramento. Locally, he led efforts to help bring much needed public transportation access to the campus and region for students and employees. Max began his career working for various state legislators in both Capitol and district offices.