Max previously worked for the Kansas Legislature, evaluating the effectiveness of state government programs. There he contributed to several published reports, including an evaluation of state tax incentive programs. He has also worked for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, drafting regulations and serving as a liaison to the federal Consumer Protection Safety Commission.
A licensed attorney, Max earned his bachelor's degree in political science from The Ohio State University, a law degree from the University of Kansas, and a master's degree in public administration from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. His work has been cited by the Brennen Center for Justice and the Center for American Progress. He also serves as editor of "Royals Review,” a blog about the Kansas City Royals baseball team, and has made numerous radio appearances, including a spot on NPR's "Morning Edition."