Avery Day, an attorney with Stevens & Day of Augusta, was unanimously voted in as a board member at the Maine Tourism Association’s Annual Meeting on May 11 in Lewiston.

“We are thrilled to have Avery join us with his experience in state government, as well as his legal expertise. He is a tremendous addition to our board,” said Chris Fogg, CEO of MTA. “So many people on our board have worked with Avery in different capacities and everyone has only positive things to say about him.”

Day’s legal practice focuses on estate planning, probate administration, real estate transactions and small business related matters. Prior to forming Stevens & Day, he served as the Governor’s Chief Legal Counsel, providing the Governor with advice on legal matters and working with a variety of governmental agencies. Day also served as Acting Commissioner of the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. He previously worked at Maine’s largest law firm for over five years, focusing on government relations which involved representing businesses and associations before the Maine Legislature and regulatory agencies, as well as litigation matters.

Day grew up on Vinalhaven and graduated from Vinalhaven High School before attending the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Avery graduated from Harvard Law School in 2009 and has been admitted to the Bar in Maine and Massachusetts. He resides in Yarmouth with his wife and two children.

The Maine Tourism Association has over 1,500 members representing a full range of tourism businesses including restaurants, lodging establishments, camps and campgrounds, retail, amusements, and guides and other services. The MTA Board of Directors has included, in recent years, people who work directly in the tourism industry such as hotel, restaurant, retail store and campground owners as well as those who work with and benefit from the tourism industry such as teachers, bankers and attorneys.