RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced additional appointments to his administration today. The appointees will join McAuliffe’s administration focused on finding common ground with members of both parties on issues that will grow Virginia’s economy and create more jobs across the Commonwealth.
Secretariat of Commerce and Trade
Benjamin “Hayes” Framme, Advisor for Infrastructure and Development
Hayes Framme has been a successful consultant for a variety of major Virginia corporations. He previously worked as a Public Affairs Manager for Capital Results, a public affairs firm based in Richmond. During his work at Capital Results, Hayes 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.
Secretariat of Health and Human Resources
Jaime Hoyle, Chief Deputy Director, Department of Health Professions
Jaime Hoyle began her 15-year career as a policy analyst, then staff attorney, for the Virginia State Crime Commission. She has focused on health care for the past eight years as the senior attorney/health policy analyst for the Joint Commission on Health Care. Jaime received her B.A. from Boston College, and her J.D. from the University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law.
Secretariat of Natural Resources
Laurie Naismith, Public/Social Media Relations Manager at Marine Resources Commission
Laurie Naismith has been in public service in the Commonwealth since 1974. She was appointed Secretary of the Commonwealth by former Governor Charles S. Robb. She was the first woman on the ABC Board. She led the JMU International Internship program, 2nd Governors Arts Awards and served on the ODU Board of Visitors. She is a graduate of ODU and the London School of Economics.
Secretariat of the Commonwealth
Commerce and Trade
Board for Contractors
Virginia Apprenticeship Council
Virginia Offshore Wind Development Authority
Virginia Racing Commission
Southeast Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management Compact
Health and Human Resources
Advisory Board on Massage Therapy
Board of Medical Assistance Services
Commonwealth Neurotrauma Initiative Advisory Board
State Child Fatality Review Team
State Rehabilitation Council for the Blind and Vision Impaired
Board of Historic Resources
Virginia Land Conservation Foundation
Veterans and Defense Affairs
Board of Veterans Services