Tiombé Hurd joined MAX in 2011 as the finance and special events coordinator. She assists with the financial operations of MAX by maintaining financial records, handling all invoicing and accounts receivables, and working closely with the MAX participants as their contracts liaison. She also organizes special events including the annual MAX Participants Meeting and UMD’s exhibition at the Supercomputing (SC) conference. In recent years, Tiombé began studying computer networking and completed a certification program at the University of Maryland University College. In 2016, she took on the added role of MAX’s NOC Service Desk Technician. Prior to joining MAX, she worked at Hyatt Hotels for seven years as a sales systems administrator. Tiombé received a BBA in Hospitality Management from James Madison University and an MBA from Howard University.