Michael Frame

Michael Frame serves as the Senior Vice President for Workforce Development and Chief Operations Officer for MACNY, the Manufacturing Association.  In this role, Mike guides MACNY’s mission to grow and expand the use of Registered Apprenticeship and other Workforce Development programs supporting both MACNY’s and Partners for Education and Business, Inc.’s (PEB) activities, as well as plays a critical role in the refinement, design, and integration of organization wide, cross-team systems and processes to ensure alignment and increased operational efficiency.

Mike previously served as the Chief Operations Officer for SUNY Polytechnic Institute, where he oversaw all strategic and operational responsibilities to direct, administer, and coordinate the activities of SUNY Poly’s campuses. This included direct supervision of Human Resources, Information Technology Services, University Police, Utica facilities, Campus & Corporate Events, Communications & Marketing, External Relations, Institutional Research, and campus affiliated organizations including the SUNY Poly Foundation, Auxiliary Services Corporation and liaison of the campus to the New York Center for Research, Economic Advancement, Technology, Engineering and Science (NY-CREATES). 

Previous experiences include serving as Director of Federal Relations for Florida State University to establishing FSU’s first Washington DC-based operation. He has also served as Director of Federal Relations for the State University of New York (SUNY) System and as Director of Federal Relations for Binghamton University. Other work experiences include Director of Special Projects for the Metropolitan Development Association of Syracuse and Central New York (now Centerstate CEO), Executive Director of the New York State Urban Council, and Policy Analyst for the California State University (CSU) System.

Mike has a Master’s in Public Administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University, a Bachelor’s in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and an A.A. from Cayuga Community College. He sits on the boards of Mohawk Valley EDGE, the CNY Defense Alliance, the SUNY Polytechnic Institute Foundation and Auxiliary Service Corporation.  He has also served as Chairman of the Council on Government Affairs for the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), as well as on the boards of the Science Coalition and the SUNY Council for University Advancement.  He is also the former president of the board of OnPoint for College.