Maximus has appointed John Martinez as its new general counsel, succeeding David Francis. Francis, who has been with the company since 1998, will guide Martinez in the transition before retiring at the end of 2023.
Martinez previously served as vice president and general counsel at GE Aerospace, where he managed legal strategy for the commercial aviation and defense sectors and oversaw various elements of the company’s global portfolio.
“Maximus employees across the business are eager to work alongside John in his new role as General Counsel,” said Maximus President and CEO Bruce Caswell. “John brings a wealth of legal and governance expertise that will help guide our company well into the future. His steady leadership and deep commitment to moving people forward will further strengthen our leadership team and the impact Maximus has on the lives of millions of Americans.”
Martinez’s legal career includes executive roles as vice president and general counsel for Raytheon Intelligence & Space, deputy general counsel for the director of national intelligence and senior associate general counsel at the CIA.
Martinez said he’s “honored and excited to join Maximus,” particularly as the company grows through innovative partnerships with federal, state and local governments.
“Over the years, Maximus has established itself as an industry leader and employer of choice, serving as a trusted partner to governments focused on ensuring the best customer experience for citizens,” he said. “I look forward to building on the strong foundation David created and supporting the Maximus team towards continued success.”
Caswell also thanked Francis for helping lead the successful transition of the general counsel role.
“I know I speak for the entire Maximus family in expressing our deepest gratitude to David for his service over the decades, helping to build and transform Maximus into the company it is today,” he said.