Max Finberg

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Max Finberg "has dedicated his career to serving people in need, especially the hungry. He has a wide range of experience in the non-profit, diplomatic and political arenas. Prior to becoming the Alliance's first director, he served Ambassador and former Rep. Tony Hall (D-OH) for 12 years in a variety of capacities. Most recently, Max was special assistant to the ambassador at the U.S. Mission to the U.N. Agencies for Food and Agriculture in Rome, where he lived for almost three years. The U.S. Mission relates to the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Food Program (WFP) and the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD). He was also senior legislative assistant covering domestic hunger and poverty issues for Rep. Hall. He worked on the successful passage of The Hunger Relief Act and the Community Solutions Act with a variety of anti-poverty and faith-based organizations.

"Max was the founding director of the Mickey Leland Hunger Fellows Program at the Congressional Hunger Center. He helped to start this unique fellowship program that fights hunger by developing leaders through a combination of direct service and public policy experience. The program is now in its 15th year. In 1990, he was selected as a Harry S. Truman Scholar from New York for his commitment to public service. He is an Eagle Scout and involved with the Third Street Church of God, and has been active with various initiatives around racial and religious reconciliation. He has traveled to almost 50 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.

"Max graduated with honors from Howard University's School of Divinity with a master's degree in social ethics and bachelor degrees in political science, German and international relations from Tufts University, where he met his wife Katherine. Their daughter, Eliana Grace, was born in Rome in March 2005 and their son, Matthias Scarritt, was born in July 2008. Max was born and raised in upstate New York." [1]

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  1. Staff, Alliance to End Hunger, accessed January 21, 2009.