Hayes Framme is the Deputy Secretary of Commerce and Trade and Adviser for Infrastructure and Development for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Framme previously worked as a Public Affairs Manager for Capital Results, a public affairs firm based in Richmond. Framme managed strategic communications and government relations work for clients from a variety of sectors of the economy. Prior to this, Hayes worked in the Economic Research office of Altria Client Services, conducting legislative and regulatory research and data analysis. He also served in the Administration of Tim Kaine as Executive Aide to the Governor. Hayes holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science from the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina and an M.B.A. with a dual focus on Applied Economics and Human Resource Management from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois.