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Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer

Max Tribble


Max Tribble is Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer for CSMI.  Mr. Tribble is responsible for all external communications, including media and public relations as well as communications with federal, state and local government. He also serves as the company’s director of government affairs, advising lawmakers and public officials on charter school policy and interfacing with state and local agencies.

Mr. Tribble previously co-founded Washington Advocacy Group, a consulting firm which he managed for eight years.  He was also a partner in the Washington, DC consulting firm of McGovern & Smith.  At both firms, he managed client interests for a wide variety of non-profit, philanthropic and corporate interests.

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Mr. Tribble has represented interests in various sectors of the healthcare and defense industries, as well as major corporations in the telecom, Internet and chemical industries.  He has worked in the energy industry representing renewable energy initiatives, natural gas drillers and conventional crude oil producers.  Some notable clients Mr. Tribble represented as a consultant include Yahoo!, Amgen, SAP America, and LANXESS, among others.

Prior to those positions, Mr. Tribble was Deputy Finance Director for Senator Arlen Specter's successful re-election campaign, managing national fundraising efforts. Mr. Tribble has also worked as a consultant to dozens of other federal, state and local political campaigns and initiatives, including four campaigns for sitting United States Senators.

Mr. Tribble has been deeply involved in formulation of charter school policy, on the state and federal levels, and has extensive experience representing the charter school movement before government.  At CSMI, he formulates external messaging to help explain the benefits and practical applications of alternative public education opportunities.

Mr. Tribble was born in Topeka, Kansas; and though he was raised in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, he calls Kansas State University his alma mater (and Kansas a second home). Mr. Tribble serves on the Board of Directors for the Lancaster County Conservancy, which is responsible for the preservation of more than 5,200 acres of natural lands in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.