SUBURY – Sudbury Town Manager Henry Hayes Jr. was honored at the Massachusetts State House last month as part of the Massachusetts Black & Latino legislative caucus’ 3rd Annual Black Excellence on the Hill event.
Hayes Jr. was hired by Sudbury in 2020.
Nominated by State Rep. Carmine Gentile, Hayes, Jr., is one of only four Air Force Chief Master Sergeants stationed in the continental United States served as Hanscom Air Force Base Command (Executive Director) overseeing 10,200 employees and 2,600 residents, championing $6.08 Billion economic impact to Massachusetts.
He built critical communications with two Massachusetts Native American Tribes, sharing small business opportunities as a federal representative and researched medical readiness options to perform preventative healthcare to Tribes.
Prior to this he was senior Human Resources Manager at the Pentagon responsible for 5,000 people, lectured at Alabama State, Yale, Harvard, Boston, and Northeastern Universities.
A Roy Wilkins Renown Service Award nominee by the NAACP for civil rights and humanitarian service, Henry retired from the Air Force early in 2020 and was hired as Sudbury Town Manager beginning work in early March 2020 as the COVID-19 emergency period began.
Hayes holds a bachelor’s degree in applied management from Grand Canyon University. He has another bachelor’s degree in Biblical studies and theology from the Minnesota Graduate School of Theology.
He holds an associate degrees in human resources and and air frame technology degree from the Community College of the Air Force.