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Bradley F. Hayes became the Associate Deputy Under Secretary for Management in June 2020. In this role, he helps advise Department leadership on critical management and oversight functions such as Information Technology, budget, procurement, security, and asset management.
Mr. Hayes has over a decade of executive management and Federal government experience. Most recently he served as the Associate Director of General Government Programs at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). In this role, he oversaw budget development and execution of Federal government agencies, including the Departments of Commerce, Transportation, Homeland Security, Justice, Treasury, and Housing and Urban Development.
Before his role at OMB, Mr. Hayes served in various positions within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Headquarters and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Notably, he served as CBP’s Acting Assistant Commissioner for the Office of Congressional Affairs. In that capacity, Mr. Hayes led CBP’s Congressional engagement and advised the Commissioner on legislation, appropriations, and strategic implementation of CBP priorities. Mr. Hayes also served as Executive Director of CBP’s Office of Trade Relations where he developed CBP’s trade outreach strategy, served as the lead for industry communications, and advised the Commissioner and CBP senior leadership on the impact of the agency’s policies and regulations to the private sector. In addition, he served as Chief of Staff for the DHS Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plans.
Prior to his time at DHS, Mr. Hayes served as Director of Congressional and Public Affairs for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, where he spearheaded the Chamber’s advocacy efforts on cybersecurity, technology, and intellectual property. He also served for six years as an attorney on the Senate Judiciary Committee. As Deputy Chief Counsel for the Republican Ranking Member, Mr. Hayes handled the immigration, intellectual property, national security, and oversight portfolios while managing the Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight and the Courts.
A native of Mobile, Alabama, Mr. Hayes received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Birmingham-Southern College, where he graduated with a distinction in Leadership Studies. He earned his J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law, where he was a Dean’s Scholar.