Founded in 1989
For more than 20 years, the Hayes Group has planned and executed countless successful events from large-scale galas and conferences, to nationwide public relations outreach and strategic fundraising campaigns.
Events and clients over the years have included the March of Dimes Gourmet Gala, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation, University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, National Memorial Day and A Capitol Fourth Concerts on the Mall, and many more.
The firm's success began when founder Leslie Hayes, the wife of former Louisiana Member of Congress Jimmy Hayes, put her connections in the D.C. political arena to work. Since then, Hayes Group has coordinated events involving more than half of the U.S. Congress, as well as U.S. Presidents, Vice Presidents, First Ladies, Cabinet Officials, diplomats, corporate executives, celebrities, sports figures and media personalities.
The tradition of successful high-level events continues today, with a team of seasoned professionals bringing an array of talents to each project. Hayes’ specialties include expert VIP acquisition and management, knowledge of military and political protocol, innovative fundraising and committee support, and original Public Relations outreach programs.