Welcome to Aaron Chadbourne's Page
Aaron Chadbourne currently serves as a senior policy advisor to Governor Paul R. LePage in his home state of Maine. Prior to this role, Chadbourne worked as an engagement manager with McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm in Washington, D.C.
Growing up in Gorham, Maine, Aaron Chadbourne was quick to learn the importance of hard work and dedication. “As soon as I could talk, I was put to work in my grandmother’s business – selling vegetables at a roadside picnic table piled high with corn.” He would not only apply these early childhood lessons to the family business, but towards his education. After graduating from Gorham High School, Aaron went on to become a student at the prestigious Harvard University. The early exposure to business and hard work as an adolescent prepared Chadbourne for a long tenure at Harvard.
Throughout his undergraduate studies at Harvard, Aaron Chadbourne became increasingly interested in an education that combined both business and law. This interest prompted him to apply for both Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School. Aaron graduated with an AB from Harvard College in 2006 and completed the joint degree program at Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School to earn a JD-MBA in 2011.
In addition to these accomplishments, Chadbourne has been admitted to the Bar in the state of Maine and Massachusetts. Chadbourne also emphasizes the influence of international study, recognizing the need to be open-minded and adaptable to cultures that are different than one’s own. This exchange inherently influences economics and politics.
Today, Aaron Chadbourne works with Governor Paul R. LePage’s administration as a senior policy advisor. The LePage administration is responsible for the largest tax cut in Maine’s history. This historic tax cut has allowed low-income workers to pocket more money directly out of their hard-earned paychecks. In addition to this project, the LePage administration has worked hard to fix Maine’s pension system, reform welfare programs, reduce regulations on businesses, and increase government transparency.
In his role as a senior policy advisor, Aaron Chadbourne advises Governor LePage and the executive branch of the State of Maine government on various issues. These include, but are not limited to, education, taxation, veteran affairs, emergency management, defense, and government operations – leveraging many best practices from Aaron’s work in the private sector. Aaron Chadbourne works closely with legislators and constituents to advance the interests of Maine people and promote efficient, effective and accountable state government.
In 2016, Aaron Chadbourne presented Governor LePage’s nominees to join Maine Community College System Board of Trustees. The Education and Cultural Affairs Committee of the Maine Legislature voted 8-0 to approve three of Governor LePage’s appointees. The appointees, Suzanne Grover, Paula D. Silsby, and Michael A. Thibodeau represent a diverse set of skills, experience, and geographic representation across the State of Maine. In February, Aaron Chadbourne contributed to the Coca-Cola Scholars foundation, to which he owes gratitude for his own scholarship. He served on the Regional Interview Committee for the mid-Atlantic region of the United States and worked to identify finalists for the next class of Coca-Cola Scholars. Each winner receives a $20,000 college scholarship and attend s celebration and leadership development weekend at the Coca-Cola Company headquarters in Atlanta, GA.
Aaron has been proud to apply his education to work in the Governor’s office and looks forward to seeing more positive changes in the future.