Max Markham

Max Markham serves as the Vice President of Policy & Community Engagement at the Center for Policing Equity, leading the organization’s campaign strategy and government affairs work, while developing grassroots policy advocacy in partnership with communities all over the country. Prior to this, he served as Policy & Legal Director at March For Our Lives, a youth-led national nonprofit organization dedicated to ending gun violence. Max has built a career working across local government and nonprofit organizations, advocating for legislative changes impacting historically marginalized populations, and has managed policy portfolios at various levels of government including criminal justice and public safety, infrastructure, cultural affairs, education, and healthcare. An experienced campaign operative, Max has managed or advised candidates for mayor, district attorney, borough president, state legislature, and city council.

Max’s work has been published in Data for Progress, Newsweek, The Washington Post, and NPR. Max received his J.D. from NYU School of Law, where he was a full tuition Root-Tilden-Kern Public Interest Scholar and chaired the Black Allied Law Students Association (BALSA). He received his B.A. from Stanford University. Max is a native New Yorker and lives in Harlem.