Office of the Governor Chief Legal Counsel, Policy Advisors Announced

April 27, 2015

For Immediate Release: Monday, April 27, 2015
Contact: Adrienne Bennett, Press Secretary, 207-287-2531

AUGUSTA – Governor Paul R. LePage today announced several staff additions to the Office of the Governor, including Chief Legal Counsel and three Policy Advisors.

Cynthia Montgomery serves as Chief Legal Counsel for the Office of the Governor. Prior to joining the Administration, Montgomery served as Counsel at the Maine Bureau of Employee Relations for eight years, and in 2011 she was promoted to Chief Counsel. Cynthia has worked as a trial attorney for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), representing the federal government in discrimination actions in Georgia federal courts, and has served as a union representative and in-house counsel for the International Brotherhood of Police Officers, Local 623.

Montgomery is a graduate of Georgia State University, where she also received her law degree.

Aaron Chadbourne serves as Senior Policy Advisor for the Office of the Governor on variety of policy areas, including regulations and legislation related to education, taxation, defense, veterans and emergency management and government operations. Prior to joining the Administration, Chadbourne was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm, where he worked with clients to set long-term strategy, evaluate business opportunities and lead organizational transformations within the health care, law, and tech industries as well as the public sector.

A graduate of Harvard College, Chadbourne later completed the joint degree program at Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School to earn a JD-MBA. He has been admitted to the Bar in Maine and Massachusetts.

Avery Day serves as Senior Policy Advisor for the Office of the Governor on environmental protection, agriculture, conservation and forestry, inland fisheries and wildlife, and marine resources-related legislation and regulation.

Prior to joining the Administration, Day practiced in Pierce Atwood’s Government Relations and Litigation practice groups. This primarily involved representing businesses and associations before the Maine Legislature and regulatory agencies. Before attending law school, Day also worked for a member of Maine’s Congressional delegation, providing advice regarding many of the same industries with which he currently works.

Day is a graduate of George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and Harvard Law School. He has been admitted to the Bar in Maine and Massachusetts.

Lance Libby serves as Legislative Policy Coordinator and recently was promoted to Transportation Policy Advisor in the Office of the Governor. In this additional role, Libby tracks and conducts associated research of all legislation and advises the Governor on matters related to transportation.

Prior to joining the Administration, Libby was employed at the Waterville Country Club and served as the assistant golf professional. He then worked for Marden’s Surplus and Salvage before joining the Office of the Governor in 2011.

Libby is a graduate of Husson University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.

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