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People news: MACNY promotes Frame to No. 2 position

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Michael Frame
Michael Frame (Photo credit: MACNY)

DeWITT, N.Y. — MACNY, The Manufacturers Association of Central New York recently announced that it has promoted Michael Frame to executive vice president (EVP).

Reporting directly to the president and CEO of the association, the EVP serves as second-in-command and a key member of MACNY’s executive leadership team, according to an organizational news release. He is responsible for all policy and strategic decision-making including operations, budget, programmatic offerings, talent development, and partnerships. Frame started in this new role on Jan. 4.

The EVP is a builder: developing, implementing, and leading all MACNY talent-development initiatives, per the release. This includes workforce-development programs, like the NYS Manufacturers Alliance Intermediary Apprenticeship Program, Partners for Education and Business, Inc. (PEB), and Real Life Rosies — New York’s first direct entry pre-apprenticeship program in advanced manufacturing.

The EVP also provides oversight to MACNY’s corporate and member services, including energy, grant writing, training and development, and the Career & Talent Platform. Leading the development of strategic partnerships and initiatives, the EVP engages in regional, statewide, and national collaborations in alignment with MACNY’s organizational strengths and competencies.

Frame first joined MACNY in 2022 as senior VP of workforce development and chief operations officer, the organization said.

Prior to joining MACNY, Frame had extensive experience working for several universities, including SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Florida State University, the State University of New York, and Binghamton University.

Frame has degrees from Syracuse University, Cornell University, and Cayuga Community College. He is a member of several professional and civic organizations and currently serves as vice chair of Mohawk Valley EDGE, vice chair of the Syracuse Regional Airport Authority, and as a board member of the Cayuga Community College Foundation.


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