Maxwell Young leads the Global Communications and Marketing team at 100 Resilient Cities, overseeing staff and consultants in four regional offices. His work includes managing reputational risk; training staff and Chief Resilience Officers in communicating resilience; and ensuring 100RC is featured in newspapers, television stations, and digital media properties across the globe. He ran the 100RC Challenge process, through which 100RC’s member cities were selected.
He joined 100RC from Senator Charles E. Schumer’s office, where he served as the Deputy State Director and Director of Communications in New York. In that role, Max served as chief spokesman, overseeing digital and traditional communications. He also served as a senior advisor on legislative and political strategy, helping to craft and pass legislation – including the $60B Superstorm Sandy relief bill.
Before returning to New York, Max worked for Senate Democratic Caucus, serving as Deputy Communications Director and Director of Regional Media. There he advised Senate leaders on policy, communications, and political issues, and served as a consultant to the regional press operations of Senators around the country.
Max was born and raised in New York City. He is an avid hiker, cyclist and reader, and holds a BA from Dartmouth College.