Background: Max Leon Poux was formerly a Special Agent with the United States Secret Service for over twenty years, where he held a top-secret security clearance. He investigated the circulation of counterfeit currency, financial crimes, Presidential threats and worked on counter terrorism cases as a member of the Joint Terrorism Task Force in Atlanta.
Poux protected two sitting presidents, George W. Bush and Barack H. Obama, as a member of the Presidential Protective Division for five years. He was the field office coordinator for President Obama’s 2013 Inauguration, which involved coordinating with over 1800 security personnel. He also managed major events in the Dignitary Protective Division, including the 2014 U.S. - Africa Leaders Summit and the 2015 Papal visit in Washington, DC. He was the Lead Advance Agent for several major events, including the 2010 APEC Summit in Japan and the President’s visit to the United Nations General Assembly.
Poux retired as the ATSAIC (Assistant to the Special Agent in Charge) in the Miami Field Office, where he oversaw the Protection squad for the 1st half of his tenure there before moving on to the recruiting and background squad. While in the Secret Service he received many merit awards, including a Director’s Award for his conduct on September 11, 2001, and has received numerous volunteer awards.
Poux, who began his career as an air traffic controller, holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Georgia State University.