Max's BioMax Moll joined the Cornerstone Public Affairs team April of 2023, bringing a public affairs and strategic communications presence to Cornerstone’s Texas offices. In his previous role as chief engagement officer at the Houston Independent School District, he oversaw government relations, communications, family and community engagement and board relations for the nation’s eighth largest school district. He also oversaw the district’s legislative affairs work and external lobby team, ensuring alignment and execution of district’s legislative priorities. In addition, he represented the district with external stakeholders, in traditional and digital media appearances, and on panels and other various speaking opportunities. He was also the lead spokesperson for the district and main point of contact for elected officials, advocacy groups and private industry.
Prior to working at HISD, Max served as the chief communications officer & deputy director for the Office of the Houston City Controller, Chris B. Brown. He spearheaded all communications initiatives for the Office of the City Controller, working across the City of Houston’s 22 departments to help unify external and internal communications. Max served as liaison between Controller’s Office and the city’s investors, developing key external messaging relating to investment strategy, portfolio performance, and maintaining key relationships with city’s investor base. In addition, and in partnership with the Controller’s Office Treasury Division, Max helped oversee the city’s Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) investments, helping grow the portfolio to over $950 million.
Max also served as the chief of staff to the CEO of the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, where he oversaw the development and execution of the Chamber’s public affairs and community outreach efforts, legislative advocacy campaigns and external affairs projects. Also, he served as the main point of contact for media, securing comprehensive coverage and managing all media relationships on behalf of the Chamber and its members.
He holds a master’s in political management from George Washington University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication from LSU. At the end of this year, he is expected to receive his MBA from Boston University.