Max Fenkell is the Director for Unmanned and Emerging Aviation Technologies at the Aerospace Industries Association. In this role he works with AIA’s members regarding Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Urban Mobility and Spectrum among other areas, and works to find industry consensus on complex issues facing the aviation industry.
Before joining AIA, Max spent time working in the U.S. House of Representatives as a Legislative Assistant for Congressman Mark Sanford. While working for Congressman Sanford, Max coordinated efforts on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and advised the Congressman on issues pertaining to trade, manufacturing, commerce, technology, and housing and urban development.
Max began his career at Ford Motor Company in their Washington, D.C. government relations office. At Ford, Max served as a Legislative Analyst/Coordinator and was responsible for analyzing legislation and its impact on the company.
Max has a bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College where he majored in Government and Legal Studies.