Aaron Chadbourne is a senior policy advisor to Maine Governor Paul R. LePage. Prior to accepting this new and exciting role, Aaron worked as a Management Consultant at McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm. Consistently ranked as one of the top consulting firms in the industry, McKinsey & Company are the trusted advisors to the world’s leading businesses, governments, and institutions.
Born and raised in Gorham, Maine, dedication and hard work were firmly instilled in Aaron from a very young age. “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.” These traits did not relent as he grew up, helping whenever he could, including every aspect of his family’s real estate agency. “The first day after high school graduation, I got my real estate license,” Aaron says. While the business was a way to earn summer income throughout college, Aaron saw this is an incredible learning opportunity and sought to take full advantage. While attending Gorham High School, Aaron set his sights on the prestigious Harvard University, where he would later be admitted.
During his senior year at Harvard, Aaron Chadbourne was increasingly interested in an education that combined business and law, prompting him to apply for both Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School. After receiving a one-year deferral, Aaron worked for the VIP Forum of the Corporate Executive Board in Washington, DC. “The group shares best practices among high-level wealth managers. It exposed me to the kinds of problems senior level executives frequently encounter. Within a week, I was on the phone with executives eager to talk to me because I could connect them with resources they needed.”
Aaron Chadbourne 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, Aaron has been admitted to the Bar in the state of Maine and Massachusetts.
After graduating, Aaron Chadbourne moved to Washington, DC to work with McKinsey & Company, where his responsibilities included supervising organizational transformations within health care, law, tech and the public sector.
Aaron Chadbourne now works in his his home state of Maine as a senior policy advisor to Governor Paul R. LePage. Aaron will advise the administration on a variety of issues including education, taxation, veterans, emergency management, defense, and government operations – utilizing best practices from Aaron’s work in the private sector. Aaron works closely with legislators and constituents to advance the interests of Maine people and promote efficient, effective and accountable state government.