Max began his marketing career with Gannett, joining the classified sales team in Fort Collins Colorado in 1990. He spent nine years at the Coloradoan, working his way up through a variety of positions, with the last being Outside Sales Supervisor. He swore he would never leave Colorado, but fate had a different plan. He moved to Salem Oregon, joining the Statesman Journal as Territory Sales Manager. It took only a year for the sunshine and mountains to call him to Montana. He joined the Great Falls Tribune as the Retail Advertising Manager, and was promoted to Ad Director within two years. He was honored with the coveted Gannet President’s Ring award for his performance in 2008, recognizing him as the #3 performing Ad Director out of approximately 80 Ad Directors working for the company.
After twenty-four years with Gannett, he joined the team at Cowles Media KFBB as the Local Sales Manager. He is excited to bring his extensive marketing and sales experience to a new media. As an added bonus, he is pleased to continue living in Great Falls where it is close to the mountains with plenty of sunshine and fresh air.
Max is active in the community and enjoys working with local business owners and managers. He is very involved with the Great Falls Advertising Federation and is currently on his second three-year term on their Board of Directors.
If you have any questions for Max you can email him at Max.Smith@CowlesMontana.com.