Max Stier is President and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to revitalizing our federal government by inspiring a new generation to serve and by transforming the way government works.
Under Stier’s leadership, the Partnership has been widely praised as a first-class nonprofit organization and thought leader on federal workforce issues. Innovative Partnership programs such as Call to Serve, a network of more than 600 colleges and universities and 75 federal agencies, help to inform and inspire students while building a pipeline of new talent into the federal government. Partnership research projects such as the Best Places to Work in the Federal Governmentrankings highlight exemplary federal agencies while encouraging other agencies to improve by adopting best practices. Stier’s commitment to shining a light on talented federal employees is also the driving force behind the Partnership’s Service to America Medals program, which culminates each year with a black-tie gala honoring the great work of our country’s unsung heroes.
Stier previously worked in all three branches of the federal government. Prior to joining the Partnership, he served as the Deputy General Counsel for Litigation at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. He clerked for Chief Judge James Oakes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in 1992 and clerked for Justice David Souter of the U.S. Supreme Court in 1994. Between these two positions, Stier served as Special Litigation Counsel to Assistant Attorney General Anne Bingaman at the Department of Justice. His career in government service began in 1982, when he served on the personal staff of U.S. Representative Jim Leach (R-IA).
Stier’s professional experience also includes practicing law at the firm of Williams & Connolly, where he focused primarily on white collar defense.
Stier is a graduate of Yale University and Stanford Law School, and is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.
President and CEO, Partnership for Public Service
Deputy General Counsel (1999-2001), Department of Housing and Urban Development
Fellow, National Academy of Public Administration
Stanford Law School