Maxim Thorne

Maxim Thorne (@MaximThorne, #AskMaximThorne) is the Managing Director of The Andrew Goodman Foundation. Formerly, Maxim was the Senior Vice President/Chief Communications and Development Officer of NAACP, the Vice President/Chief Operating Officer of Human Rights Campaign and Human Rights Campaign Foundation, and the Executive Director of NJ Head Start Association. Maxim received his Juris Doctor from the Yale Law School, and earned a B.A., Cum Laude Honors, in Economics and Political Science, from Yale University. Maxim is a Fellow and Lecturer at Yale, and an Eagleton Visiting Associate at the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University. He has taught at both Yale University and Rutgers School of Public Administration. He has served on the board of directors and committees of many organizations, including GLAAD, the Board of Governors of Yale University, Executive Committee of The Yale Law School, Yale Black Alumni Association, The North Star Fund, Amistad Research Center, Barnert Hospital Foundation, Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan New Jersey, and Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA Academic Committee). He is a highly sought after speaker, especially proud of introducing Julian Bond on the Washington Mall at the National Equality March, and has appeared many times in media, including New York Times, Washington Post, Slate, The Atlantic, The LA Times, The Advocate, The Bergen Record, The Star Ledger, and The Herald, on NBC, MSNBC, CBS, NJ9, and CSPAN, and SiriusXM, WURD Radio, and Radio 1. His blog has been on Huffington Post since HP’s early startup.


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