As Vice President of Government Relations, Advocacy, and Community Engagement (GRACE), Max Sevillia leads ADL’s federal relations, including engagement on Capitol Hill and with the Executive Branch. He also oversees the agency’s state and local advocacy, as well as its intergroup and interfaith efforts, working with various advocacy organizations and interest groups to build stronger relations.
Max Sevillia joined ADL in 2019 with extensive experience in Washington, focusing on immigration reform, digital rights and policy, civil rights, and community engagement. Most recently, he served the Mayor of New York City as Director of the Office of Federal Legislative Affairs and then as External Affairs Director of the Office of the Chief Technology Officer. Previously, Max represented state and local Latino elected officials at the federal level as director of the Washington, D.C. office of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO). Earlier in his career, he planned and directed immigration reform campaigns as the ACLU’s immigration lobbyist. Max also has extensive direct Capitol Hill experience, having served Rep. Jerrold Nadler and Rep. Alcee L. Hastings.
Max earned his B.A. from Florida International University (FIU) and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.