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February 26, 2024

With promotions, Tilson finds new president and chief legal officer within its ranks

File photo / Tim Greenway Adria Horn has been promoted to president at Tilson, a network development and information infrastructure service.

Tilson, a Portland-based telecommunications infrastructure and services firm, has appointed Adria Horn as president and Tim Schneider as chief legal officer.

Three other staff members were promoted to leadership roles, the company said in a news release.

Horn will succeed Darrell Ingram, Tilson’s former president and chief operating officer. In January, Ingram took over as CEO from Joshua Broder, who announced he was stepping down from the position after 10 years.

Horn joined Tilson in 2018 and now holds the title of president and executive vice president of the workforce. She oversees seven areas, including human resources, talent acquisition, safety, training, fleet and equipment, facilities, and marketing and communication.

Horn is part of a tradition of Tilson hiring veterans. 

She served for 10 years in the U.S. Army, with duties in the military police and in psychological operations. Horn still serves in the Army Reserves as an instructor for the Command and General Staff College.

She is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and received her MBA from Northeastern University.

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Tim Schneider

Schneider joined Tilson in 2017 as general counsel and was Tilson’s first in-house lawyer. Over the past seven years, Schneider has built a legal team from the ground up.

He oversees and guides all legal functions, including contracting, licensing and regulation. Schneider also supports Tilson’s customers with consulting and advisory services in telecommunications and energy policy.

Prior to joining Tilson, he led the Maine Office of the Public Advocate. As a public advocate, he served on the executive committee of the National Association of Utility Consumer Advocates, where he played a key role in setting Maine’s energy and telecommunications policy. 

Schneider received his bachelor’s degree in social studies from Harvard University and his Juris Doctor degree from New York University School of Law.

“I am fortunate to work with such talented leaders every day and their contributions to Tilson far exceed their areas of oversight,” said Ingram.

“Adria and Tim, both exceptional leaders, possess strategic vision and unwavering commitment to our company’s success that will position us for even greater achievements in the future. As we continue to innovate and drive growth, all the leaders recently promoted at Tilson will lead our teams to new heights and reinforce our position as an industry leader.” 

Other leadership promotions

Amy Stark was promoted to vice president of human resources and talent acquisition. Since joining Tilson in 2022, Stark has redesigned and grown human resource operations to improve staff recruitment, retention, operations partnership and professional development effectiveness. Before joining Tilson, Stark held leadership positions at Na Ali’i LLC and the Hertz Corporation and supported the Military Readiness Program during her time at the Pentagon.

Jamie Schwarz was promoted to assistant vice president of telecom. He leads architecture and engineering, construction, maintenance and site deployment teams for Tilson’s wireless projects across the country. He has over 18 years of industry experience and joined the company in 2022 as director of Tilson’s wireless department. Before joining the company, he worked for Nexius and MasTec.

Matthew Cyr joined Tilson in 2018 as a lead estimator and has been promoted to assistant vice president of the strategic planning and execution office. Cyr provides leadership and overall accountability for project management teams across the company. Since joining Tilson, he has led various teams, beginning with estimating and bidding, achieving significant revenue growth and leading the project management office.

Tilson is still seeking a chief operating officer, a role held by Ingram.

Founded in 1996, Tilson employs more than 1,400 people nationwide.

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