Governor LePage thanks Adria Horn for her service to Maine's veterans

August 29, 2018

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Contact: Peter A. Steele, communications director, (207) 287-5086

AUGUSTA -- Governor Paul R. LePage announced today that Bureau of Veterans' Services Director Adria Horn will leave state service effective September 14.

"Adria has significantly raised the profile of our veterans' programs during her time with the bureau," said Governor LePage. "She has improved the operations of BVS and set a high standard of customer service to ensure that our veterans are treated with the respect they deserve and receive the benefits they have earned. I thank her for her leadership and wish her well in her new position."

Maine has a rich tradition of military service. More than 300,000 Mainers have been affected by service, whether as a veteran, retiree, family member, National Guard, reserve or active duty personnel. Many veterans have returned home to become community leaders and advocates for other veterans.

"It has been both a privilege and a gift to work on behalf of Maine veterans and their families," Horn said. "Over the last three years, the bureau has not only created stronger partnerships throughout Maine's veteran advocacy community, but we've also formed invaluable relationships across the nation. Maine is now considered a thought leader on veterans' issues, and our programs have become models of best practices throughout the country. Our success has been made possible due to the incredibly compassionate and dedicated staff within the bureau. For that, I will always be grateful."

Horn will join the private sector as Tilson Technology Management's vice president of workforce development.

She graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York in 2001 and served on Active Duty in the U.S. Army until 2011. Horn deployed five times in support of the Global War on Terror and is now a lieutenant colonel in the United States Army Reserve. Upon leaving active duty, she earned her MBA from Northeastern University and began working for U.S. Senator Susan Collins in her Portland office. Appointed by Governor LePage, she has been serving as the director of the Maine Bureau of Veterans' Services since April 2015.

Governor LePage will appoint David Richmond, deputy director of BVS, as acting director after Horn completes her state service.