December 5, 2022
J. Carl Maxwell Named Vice President, Public Policy, Association of American Publishers
The Association of American Publishers announced today that J. Carl Maxwell has joined the organization as Vice President, Public Policy. Mr. Maxwell is based in Washington, DC and reports to Shelley Husband, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs.
“Carl joins our team with a rigorous background in public policy including deep experience advancing scholarly publishing and scientific integrity,” commented Maria A. Pallante, President and CEO, Association of American Publishers. “It is a pleasure to welcome him to the team, where he will be a key industry leader on emerging global issues.”
“AAP’s advocacy work is second to none,” commented Carl Maxwell. “I am eager to work with the talented membership and all parts of the publishing community to solve challenges and explore new possibilities.”
In his new role, Carl will engage on a wide range of government and industry developments to advance a viable legal framework for houses of all sizes and specialties, both commercial and not-for-profit publishers. Collectively, AAP’s members publish millions of peer-reviewed research journals a year—in virtually every field of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and the humanities.
Before joining AAP, Carl was with the American Chemical Society for nineteen years, most recently managing government affairs, including open science and sustainability issues. He began his career on Capitol Hill, where he worked for both Democrat and Republican lawmakers for five years.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Bates College and is a Red Sox fan.