Neil Forbes

Managing Partner – Government Services and HORNE Intelligence and Automation

HORNE thinks of our clients as family, just like our team members. The professionalism and empathy HORNE brings to every job shows in how we treat our clients and deliver our services – with focus, skill and care. We are dedicated to being stewards for our clients and providing an exceptional experience in all of the professional services we offer. Our goal isn’t just to do a job, but to build relationships.


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Neil is the managing partner of HORNE’s Government Services and Intelligence and Automation (IA) teams. Within Government Services, Neil collaborates closely with government clients throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. The Government Services team guides state and municipal clients through the intricacies of federally funded programs including natural disaster recovery, pandemic, and energy programs.

Additionally, Neil leads HORNE’s IA team in business strategy development, execution, and operations to deliver services in data analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, IT infrastructure, and business process automation.

Having previously served as the firm’s managing partner, Neil currently serves as the chairman of the Board of Directors.

Neil joined the firm in 2008 with management and consulting experience overseeing campaign and political operations for both state and federal elections. Neil served eight years in the United States Army serving in Korea, the 82nd Airborne Division and the Virginia Army National Guard. He also spent three years with the Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office in Virginia.

Neil holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Virginia Wesleyan College.