WABI Executive Director
Max has 20 years of business experience in roles as a corporate attorney, entrepreneur, non-profit leader, and educator. He is currently an Assistant Professor and Director of Entrepreneurial Studies at Washington & Jefferson College, and the President and Founder of Raise Your Spirits, offering fine craft spirits for those with discerning tastes. Most recently Max served as the COO of Urban Innovation21 and the Chief Administrative Officer for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America’s national office. Prior to that he served as the founding director of the Innovation Practice Institute at Pitt Law. Max cut his teeth in the corporate world as an attorney/ marketer for Heinz (7 years) and as an attorney for Federated Investors (4 years).
WABI Community Liaison
An entrepreneur, sales executive and community organizer with experience at the top level in both the world of for-profit and non-profit enterprises, Tripp will be responsible for outreach, connecting the WABI with the community, identifying and building relationships with potential Members, Affiliates and Service Providers and creating business and educational partnerships across the county.