Robert Maxell Lanning was born and raised in Thomasville, North Carolina where his family still resides. He graduated from Ledford Senior High School in Thomasville and is currently an Financial Accounting Major at North Carolina State University. While interning at HSCSC, Max has worked on a range of business management and operational tasks. He helped design and promote informational fliers for the recent panhandling ordinance. He also is organizing a focus group with student government leaders in order to understand student spending habits. In previous years, Max has served as a lifeguard in his hometown as well as held an intern position with the Hillsborough Street Community Service Corporation. He is involved with Campus Crusade for Christ at NC State and is also a Student Network Group Mentor in the Poole College of Management. He plans to obtain his CPA after his undergraduate degree in Accounting.