Trump Administration Announcements Through Feb. 16: Changes to National Security Advisor and Labor Secretary

More announcements are being made each day.  We will update this list, as appropriate.

PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP

WHITE HOUSE STAFF

Chief of Staff - Reince Priebus - head of the RNC

Deputy Assistant to the President and Senior Adviser to the Chief of Staff - Sean Cairncross - Republican National Committee Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel to the National Republican Senatorial Committee for two cycles (2009-2012)

Director of the Office of Chief of Staff - Michael Ambrosini

Special Assistant to the President and Executive Assistant to the Chief of Staff - Mallory Hunter

  • Deputy Chief of Staff - Katie Walsh - Chief of Staff at the Republican National Committee
  • Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations - Joe Hagin - Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations in the George W. Bush White House
  • Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy - Rick Dearborn – former top aide to Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and nominee for Attorney General

Chief Strategist and Senior Counselor to the President - Stephen K. Bannon - Executive Chairman of Breitbart News Network

  • Special Assistant to the President – Julia Hahn - staff writer at Breitbart News - She is expected to primarily work under White House chief strategist Steve Bannon

Senior White House Advisor - Jared Kushner – Son-in-law; CEO of Kushner Companies and publisher of the New York Observer

  • Special Assistant to the President and Assistant to the Senior Advisor - Avrahm (Avi) Berkowitz
  • Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor to the President for Policy - Stephen Miller - Responsible for directing White House policy staff, managing speechwriting functions, and working to ensure the enactment of the President’s policy agenda. Served throughout as the campaign’s chief speechwriter, and is currently the policy director for the President-elect’s Transition Team; served as a key advisor to several members of Congress, including U.S. Senator from Alabama Jeff Sessions, and served in senior leadership roles on both the Senate Budget Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee.
    • Office of the Senior Advisor to the President for Policy, Staff Announcements:
      • Director of Policy and Interagency Coordination - Carlos Diaz-Rosillo - has been serving on the President-elect’s Transition Team as Policy Implementation Executive Authority Advisor and White House Lead.  He has been a member of the faculty of government at Harvard University for more than eight years.
      • Advisor for Policy, Strategy and Speechwriting - Vince Haley - longtime associate of former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich. He served as policy director and later campaign manager of Gingrich’s 2012 presidential campaign. During the President-elect’s campaign, Mr. Haley developed ethics reform policies.
      • Advisor for Policy, Strategy and Speechwriting - Ross Worthington - longtime aide to former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich. He served as research director for Gingrich, deputy communications director for Gingrich’s 2012 presidential campaign and later as Gingrich’s primary writer. During the campaign, Mr. Worthington, together with Mr. Vince Haley, worked to formulate and communicate policies that advanced the Trump agenda.
      • Advisor for Policy Development and Speechwriting - Ryan Jarmula - served as a member of Vice President-elect Mike Pence’s staff for a number of years. As a member of then-Congressman Pence’s Capitol Hill office, he handled a variety of issues including foreign affairs, and later served Pence in his capacity as Governor of the State of Indiana as Policy Director for Veterans Affairs and most recently as Speechwriter. During the campaign, Mr. Jarmula worked on Stephen Miller’s staff and had an active role in policy development.
      • Advisor for Policy - Entrepreneurship, Economic Growth and the Empowerment of Women - Dina Powell, a Goldman Sachs partner, and previously served as the chief of the personnel office in the White House under President George W. Bush.[1]
      • Special Assistant to the Senior Advisor - Robert Gabriel - served as policy advisor on the President-elect’s campaign and assisted the National Policy Director in policy development, speechwriting functions, and staff management.
      • Director of Strategic Initiatives - Chris Liddell - previously a CFO at Microsoft and General Motors, as well as the executive director of Mitt Romney’s 2012 transition planning team.[2]
    • Domestic Policy Council
      • Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council - Andrew Bromberg -worked at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from 2001 to 2009, including serving as the Chief of Staff for the Office of Public Health and Science. He later served as Policy Advisor and Counsel on Nominations for Senator Mitch McConnell. He worked as the Policy Director for the 2016 Republican Party Platform. He now works in a lead policy and administrative role on the Presidential Transition Team.
      • Deputy Director of the Domestic Policy Council and Director of Budget Policy  - Paul Winfree - Director of the Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies, the Center for Data Analysis and the Richard F. Aster Research Fellow, all at The Heritage Foundation. Prior to joining Heritage, Mr. Winfree was the Director of Income Security on the U.S. Senate Committee on the Budget.
      • Healthcare Policy - Katy Talento - an infectious disease epidemiologist with nearly 20 years of experience in public health and health policy, as well as government oversight and investigations and program evaluation, served on the campaign since July 2016. Ms. Talento has spent 12 years in the U.S. Senate, working for five Senators and two committees.
      • Urban Affairs and Revitalization - Ja’Ron K. Smith - served as a Congressional staff member for nearly a decade. Smith served the House Republican Conference legislative staff under then-Chairman Mike Pence prior to joining the Republican Study Committee to serve on the professional policy staff under Congressman Jim Jordan. He later served as Economic Advisor to Senator Tim Scott and currently works as the Director of External Affairs for Generation Opportunity.
      • Education Policy - Rob Goad - currently serves on the Presidential Transition as the education lead for the implementation of the President-elect’s education policy agenda. Prior to developing education policy for the President-elect’s successful campaign, Mr. Goad served as a Senior Policy Advisor to House Policy Committee Chair Luke Messer focusing on education issues. He also played a pivotal role advancing school choice policies as Director of the Congressional School Choice Caucus.
      • Justice and Homeland Security Policy - John Zadrozny - worked for the past six years on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, and the Senate Committee on the Judiciary for Senator Ted Cruz. Prior to working on Capitol Hill, he served in the Office of National Drug Control Policy and the Department of State.
      • Regulatory Reform, Legal and Immigration Policy - Zina Bash - currently serves as the Executive Vice President of Operations and Business Development at Doctors’ Hospital at Renaissance. Her previous positions include Deputy Director of Policy and Communications for Senator Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign and Senior Counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee in Senator John Cornyn’s office. Ms. Bash also practiced law as an appellate attorney at international law firm Gibson Dunn, & Crutcher LLP. Ms. Bash also served as a law clerk to Justice Samuel Alito of the U.S. Supreme Court and Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
      • Senior Policy Analyst - Peter White -has worked at the Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission. Most recently, Mr. White served as Legislative Counsel for Congressman Mo Brooks. Licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia, Mr. White is an active member of the Federalist Society and performs pro bono legal for the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless.
  • Assistant to the President and White House Counsel – Donald F. McGahn - Partner at Jones Day in Washington, DC, and has specialized in political law, including government ethics; served as a member of the FEC five years, during which he served as both chairman and vice chairman)
    • Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Counsel to the President - Stefan C. Passantino - served as Chair of the Dentons Political Law team where he represented corporations, interest groups, political figures, and other entities with respect to ethics, election law, pay-to-play compliance, and state and federal lobbying laws. 
    • Special Assistant to the President and Associate Counsel to the President - Uttam Dhillo - served as Chief Oversight Counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee.  Prior to joining Financial Services, Uttam served as chief of the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Counternarcotics Enforcement. He previously worked as an Associate Deputy Attorney General for the Department of Justice, Chief Counsel for the House Select Committee on Homeland Security, Policy Director for the U.S. House of Representatives Policy Committee, and as an Assistant United States Attorney in Los Angeles.
    • Special Assistant to the President and Associate Counsel to the President - Scott Gast - served as Investigative Counsel to the Office of Congressional Ethics.  Prior to joining the Office of Congressional Ethics, Scott was an attorney at the law firm Covington & Burling LLP, where his practice focused on political law and white collar criminal defense and investigations.
    • Special Assistant to the President and Associate Counsel to the President - James D. Schultz - was Chair of Cozen O'Connor's Government Law and Regulatory Affairs Practice Group.  Prior to joining Cozen & O'Connor, Jim served as General Counsel of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania where he provided legal counsel to the governor and his executive staff
  • Counselor to the President - Kellyanne Conway - founder and owner of The Polling Company, inc./WomanTrend, a polling and research firm that for 21 years has served leading political figures, nonprofits and companies.
  • Assistant to the President and Director of Legislative Affairs - Marc Short - Previously worked as a top operative running the expansive political network of billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, is a longtime adviser to Pence.  He was chief of staff to Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas and Pence, when he was in the House. During the 2016 campaign, Short worked as an adviser for Sen. Marco Rubio during the primaries and later as a senior adviser for Pence during the general election.
    • Special Assistant to the President and House Special Assistant - Alexander Angelson - Special Assistant to the Chairman at Republican National Committee.
    • Deputy Assistant to the President and House Deputy Director of Legislative Affairs - Joyce Meyer - longtime aide to Wisconsin congressman Ryan.
    • Special Assistant to the President and House Special Assistant - Ben Howard - most recently the floor director for House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who worked for Pence when he was in House leadership and, briefly, in the legislative affairs shop of President George W. Bush.
    • Special Assistant to the President and House Special Assistant - Tim Pataki - former McCarthy aide, Tim Pataki, who more recently has worked for the Energy and Commerce Committee.
    • Special Assistant to the President and House Special Assistant - Cindy Simms - House Homeland Security Committee staff.
    • Special Assistant to the President and House Special Assistant - Paul Teller - former Cruz chief of staff.
  • Assistant to the President and Director of Presidential Personnel - John DeStefano - Longtime political aide to former House Speaker John Boehner who helped the RNC build a 2016 voter file and political database.
  • Assistant to the President and Director of Communications for the Office of Public Liaison - Omarosa Manigault - Contestant on The Apprentice, and worked in the office of Vice President Al Gore during the Clinton administration.
  • Assistant to the President for Intragovernmental and Technology Initiatives - Reed Cordish - principal and partner of the Cordish Companies and president of Entertainment Consulting International.[3]
  • Assistant to President and Chief of Staff to the Vice President- Josh Pitcock - Long-time aide who most recently served as Indiana’s lobbyist in Washington.
  • Assistant to the President and Staff Secretary - Rob Porter - Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch’s chief of staff.
  • Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Oval Office Operations - Keith Schiller  -Trump's security chief for the last 16 years and a retired NYPD detective.
  • Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Advance - George Gigicos - He was Donald Trump’s director of advance operations.  Founded and became president of Telion Corp. The company associated with political and religious entities, associations, corporations and with the government to successfully assist in the management of their conferences, meetings, incentive programs and special events. The company’s expertise in communication strategies, crisis management, VIP and political advance operations and logistical support further assists their clients in being relevant.
  • Deputy Assistant to the President and Political Director - Bill Stepien  - Former deputy chief of staff to Gov. Christie during the George Washington Bridge scandal.  He later became national field director for Trump’s presidential campaign.
  • Deputy Assistant to the President and Cabinet Secretary - Bill McGinley - A partner at law firm Jones Day.
  • Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs - Justin Clark - Deputy national political director of Donald J. Trump’s presidential campaign
  • Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff to the Vice President- Jen Pavlik - Worked as an aide to Pence during his time in Congress and as Indiana’s governor.
  • Deputy Assistant to the President and National Security Advisor to the Vice President - Colonel Andrea Thompson (U.S. Army - Retired) - Previously served as the National Security Advisor for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security, the Executive Officer to the Under Secretary of the Army and the Senior Military Advisor to the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee.
  • Special Assistant to the President and Personal Aide to the President - John McEntee - A production assistant at Fox News before joining the Trump campaign in 2015. He served as campaign trip director, overseeing preparations for campaign events.
  • Executive Assistant to the President - Madeleine Westerhout – Assistant to the Chief of Staff at the Republican National Committee
  • Chief Digital Officer - Gerrit Lansing - Chief Digital Officer at the Republican National Committee.

Press Secretary/Communications Director - Sean Spicer - Communications director of the Republican National Committee since 2011, and chief strategist since February 2015.

  • Deputy Press Secretary and Adviser to the Press Secretary - Lindsay Walters
  • Deputy Press Secretary - Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who managed her father Mike Huckabee’s presidential bid
  • Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Press Secretary - Stephanie Grisham - spokeswoman for the Republicans in the Arizona House of Representatives; prior to that, she worked as the spokeswoman for Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne.
  • Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Press Secretary and Advisor to the Press Secretary - Lindsay Walters - Republican National Committee spokeswoman.
  • Strategic Communications Director - Hope Hicks - Began working for the public relations firm Zeno Group. She then moved to Hiltzik Strategies in New York City. While at Hiltzik, she "began working on accounts related to Trump’s vast real estate, hospitality and fashion ventures." She then moved to the Trump Organization in 2014.
  • Social Media Director - Dan Scavino  - Director of Social Media, Donald J. Trump for President,         Inc. June 2015 – Present; Director Of Development, Joe Torre September 2013 – April 2015; Executive Vice President / General Manager The Trump Organization. January 2003 – March 2013.
  • Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Communications Director - Jessica Ditto -Trump campaign's deputy communications director.  Former communications director for Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin.
  • Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Communications Director and Research Director - Raj Shah - Currently the Research Director and Deputy Communications Director at the Republican National Committee and also the Managing Director of America Rising, a company that provides research to candidates.
  • Assistant Communications Director for Surrogate Operations - Boris Epshteyn - spokesman for the inauguration planning effort; communications aide with the McCain-Palin campaign. While at the campaign, he was a key part of a rapid response task force which concentrated on issues related to the Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin.
  • Special Assistant to the President and Assistant Communications Director - Steven Cheung,
  • Special Assistant to the President and Director of Media Affairs - Helen Aguirre Ferre - spokeswoman for the Republican National Committee.
  • Special Assistant to the President and Assistant Communications Director for White House Message Strategy - Cliff Sims - founder and CEO of Yellowhammer, Alabama’s conservative news website; previously served as a communications advisor for the Trump campaign.

National Security Advisor -- Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn, US Army, Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (2012 - 2014); resigned position on 2/13/17.

  • Deputy National Security Advisor - Kathleen Troia "KT" McFarland - Fox News' national security analyst and contributor, host of FOXNews.com's DEFCON and FOXNews.com Opinions page columnist.

Office of the Director of National Intelligence – Director – Former Senator Dan Coats (R-IN) - Served for years on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and previously on the Senate Armed Services Committee.

National Security Council:

  • Chief of Staff and Executive Secretary - Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg, USA (Ret.) - Director, Command, Control, Communications and Computers for U.S. forces under the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
  • Senior Director of Strategic Communications - Monica Crowley - Foreign affairs and political analyst for the Fox News Channel. (Withdrew on January 16, 2017)
  • Deputy Assistant to the President for Regional Affairs - David Cattler - Served for more than 20 years in leadership positions in the Intelligence Community and Department of Defense.  He most recently served as the National Intelligence Manager for the Near East and he earlier held national and defense intelligence leadership roles and served as the Principal Deputy National Intelligence Officer for Military Issues within the National Intelligence Council, the Joint Staff’s Deputy Director for Intelligence, and the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency’s counterterrorism center. 
  • Deputy Assistant to the President, NSC Legal Advisor, and Deputy Counsel to the President for National Security Affairs - John Eisenberg - From 2006-2009, Eisenberg served as a senior national-security official at the Department of Justice.  As a partner at Kirkland & Ellis, LLP, Eisenberg’s practice focused on white-collar, complex civil litigation, and data-security issues.
  • Deputy Assistant to the President for Strategic Planning - Kevin Harrington - was managing director and head of research for Thiel Macro LLC, a San Francisco-based global macro hedge fund.  He also worked for its predecessor fund, Clarium Capital Management, and was a coauthor of the PayPal business plan. He consulted for the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC).
  • Deputy Assistant to the President for International Economic Affairs - Kenneth I. Juster - Previously served in the U.S. Government as Under Secretary of Commerce (2001-2005), Counselor (Acting) of the Department of State (1992-1993), Deputy and Senior Advisor to Deputy Secretary of State Lawrence S. Eagleburger (1989-1992), and Law Clerk to Judge James L. Oakes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (1980-1981).  In the private sector, Juster has been a Partner and Managing Director at the global investment firm Warburg Pincus (2010-2017), Executive Vice President of salesforce.com (2005-2010), and Senior Partner at the law firm Arnold & Porter (1981-1989, 1993-2001).  Juster has also served as Chairman of the Advisory Committee of Harvard’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Vice Chairman of the Board of the Asia Foundation, and a member of the Trilateral Commission, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the American Academy of Diplomacy.

Homeland Security Advisor - Thomas Bossert - Currently a fellow at the Atlantic Council's Cyber Statecraft Initiative;" deputy homeland security adviser in the last year of the Bush administration, when he helped draft the federal government's first cybersecurity strategy; and o spent two years as the White House director of infrastructure protection policy.

National Economic Council:

  • Director - Gary Cohn - President, Goldman Sachs

National Trade Council:

  • Director - Peter Navarro - University of California-Irvine Associate Professor, Paul Merage School of Business
  • Deputy Director for the Defense Industrial Base — Alexander Gray - Currently a member of the U.S. Department of State Landing Team for the Presidential Transition, focusing on Asia-Pacific issues. Previously, he served as Senior Defense Advisor to the Trump-Pence campaign, on Stephen Miller’s policy staff and working with Peter Navarro, helping to craft the campaign’s plan to rebuild the U.S. military and the defense industrial base. Mr. Gray has also served as Senior Advisor to U.S. Congressman J. Randy Forbes, a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, focusing on defense industrial base issues and Asia-Pacific security.
  • Deputy Director for “Buy American, Hire American”  - Rolf Lundberg - During the President-elect’s campaign and Presidential Transition, Mr. Lundberg worked underneath Stephen Miller and Peter Navarro, and focused his efforts on policies to reverse the economic injustice of offshoring and used his experience and insights to challenge special interests and support the President-elect’s “Buy American, Hire American” project. Mr. Lundberg was Senior Vice President for Congressional and Public Affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, after serving as Assistant General Counsel and Vice President for International Relations with Marriott International, Inc. Mr. Lundberg served as Legal Counsel for Tax and International Trade to Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, International Trade Counsel to Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration in the George H.W. Bush Administration and International Trade Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance.

Special Representative for International Negotiations - Jason Greenblatt - Chief legal officer and an executive vice president at the Trump Organization; he has advised Mr. Trump on a range of business and legal affairs, both domestic and international, for two decades.

Special Advisor to the President on Regulatory Reform - Carl Icahn – Founder and majority shareholder of Icahn Enterprises, a diversified conglomerate holding company based in New York City, formerly known as American Real Estate Partners. He is also Chairman of Federal-Mogul, an American developer, manufacturer and supplier of powertrain components and vehicle safety products. He will be advising the President in his individual capacity and will not be serving as a federal employee or a Special Government Employee and will not have any specific duties.

VICE PRESIDENTIAL STAFF

Assistant to President and Chief of Staff to the Vice President - Josh Pitcock - Long-time aide who most recently served as Indiana’s lobbyist in Washington)

Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff to the Vice President - Jen Pavlik - Worked as an aide to Pence during his time in Congress and as Indiana’s governor.

Deputy Assistant to the President and National Security Advisor to the Vice President - Colonel Andrea Thompson (U.S. Army - Retired) - Previously served as the National Security Advisor for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security, the Executive Officer to the Under Secretary of the Army and the Senior Military Advisor to the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee.

Director of Domestic Policy - Daris Meeks – Former congressional aide.. Meeks was recently a lobbyist with the Washington, D.C. firm Venable LLP where he advised clients on legislative issues affecting the financial services industry.

Director of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs -  Sarah Makin – Former congressional aide. Makin recently worked for Wise Public Affairs, a Washington-area firm where she was a registered lobbyist.

  • Deputy Director of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs - Andeliz Castillo – former congressional aide who most recently worked for the Libre Initiative, the Hispanic outreach arm of the conservative Koch brothers network.

Press Secretary - Marc Lotter – Pence’s former gubernatorial and vice presidential campaign spokesman.

Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Communications to the Vice President - Jarrod Agen - served as Deputy Press Secretary and Associate Director of Strategic Communications at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, handling communications for a wide range of issues including natural disasters, immigration, border security and counter-terrorism. Agen has also served at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of State, where he worked on the planning and implementation of the 2004 G8 Summit.   Last January, Agen was promoted from Communications Director to Chief of Staff for Governor Rick Snyder of Michigan, taking the Chief of Staff role one day before the state declared an emergency in the Flint water crisis. Agen previously served in communications roles for Mayor Rudy Giuliani in New York, Sharron Angle in Nevada, and Steve Poizner in California.

Director of Legislative Affairs - Jonathan Hiler – former congressional aide to Pence, Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) and Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.).

Deputy Counsel - Matthew Morgan – lawyer for Pence’s gubernatorial campaign and a partner at the Indianapolis office of Barnes & Thornburg where he was a federal lobbyist for Indiana interests, including the cities of Fishers and Evansville, the Health and Hospital Corp. of Marion County and the Indianapolis Public Transportation Corp.

Special Assistant to the Vice President - Zach Bauer – Pence’s body man as governor who also worked in his congressional office.

Special Assistant to the Vice President for External Affairs - Lani Czarniecki – former congressional aide.

Chief of Staff to the Second Lady - Kristan King Nevins - Previously served as the Chief of Staff to First Lady Barbara Bush. She went on to lead corporate fundraising and event planning for The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy and The Neediest Kids, a program of The National Center for Children.

Communications Director for Mrs. Pence - Kara Brooks – Pence’s gubernatorial spokeswoman.

OFFICE OF THE FIRST LADY

Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff to the First Lady - Lindsay Reynolds - brings over fourteen years of experience in political fundraising, event management, and logistical expertise. She previously served in the White House under President George W. Bush.

OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET

Director - Rep. Mick Mulvaney (South Carolina) - Co-authored Cut, Cap, and Balance Act, which curbed and capped needless federal spending, and provided for a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution.

CABINET & AGENCIES

Secretary of Agriculture – Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue

  • Special Assistant to the Secretary - Brian Dansel – Washington State Senator - served as the campaign's lead for Eastern Washington.

Secretary of Commerce – Wilbur Ross - Chairman and chief strategy officer, WL Ross & Co.

  • Deputy Secretary - Todd Ricketts - Co-owner of the Chicago Cubs

Secretary of Defense – Gen. James Mattis, USMC - 11th Commander of United States Central Command, the Unified Combatant Command responsible for American military operations in the Middle East, Northeast Africa and Central Asia.

  • Secretary of the Army - Vincent “Vinnie” Viola - Former U.S. Army infantry officer and current Virtu Financial Founder and Executive Chairman; withdrew February 3, 2017.
  • Secretary of the Air Force - former New Mexico Republican Rep. Heather Wilson - In the Air Force, Wilson served on the White House National Security Council staff in the George H.W. Bush administration.
  • Secretary of the Navy - Philip Bilden - recently retired as a co-founding member and Senior Advisor of HarbourVest Partners, LLC, and served ten years in the U.S. Army Reserve as a Military Intelligence officer from 1986-1996.

Secretary of Education - Betsy DeVos - Chair of the Windquest Group

Secretary of Energy – Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry

  • Deputy Chief of Staff – Dan Wilmot - worked as an assistant to then-Vice President Dick Cheney and later for Perry during his time as Texas governor
  • Liaison to the White House – Wells Griffith - deputy chief of staff to White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus when he was chairman of the Republican National Committee

Secretary of Health and Human Services – Cong. Tom Price, MD (Georgia)

  • Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Seema Verma - (Indiana health policy consultant

Secretary of Homeland Security – Gen. John Kelly, USMC - United States Southern Command

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development – Dr. Ben Carson

Secretary of Interior – Cong. Ryan Zinke (Montana)

Secretary of Labor - Andrew Puzder - CEO of CKE Restaurants; withdrew 2/15/17.

                                           Alexander Acosta - clerked for Justice Samuel Alito when he was a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit. He also served on the National Labor Relations Board under President George W. Bush from 2002 to 2003, then left the NLRB to become an assistant attorney general for the Justice Department’s Civil Rights division between 2003 and 2005. He served as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida from 2005 to 2009, when he joined FIU.  He is the current dean of Florida International University College of Law (named by the President on Feb. 16)

Secretary of State - Rex Tillerson - Chairman and CEO of ExxonMobil

Secretary of Transportation - Elaine Chao - Distinguished Fellow at Hudson Institute, former Secretary of Labor

Secretary of the Treasury - Steven Mnuchin - Founder, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Dune Capital Management

  • Also United States Governor of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, United States Governor of the African Development Fund, United States Governor of the Asian Development Bank, United States Governor of the International Monetary Fund, United States Governor of the   African Development Bank, United States Governor of the Inter-American Development Bank, and United States Governor of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development for a term of five years.

Secretary of Veterans Affairs – Dr. David J. Shulkin - current Undersecretary for Health at the Department of Veterans Affairs

Central Intelligence Agency - Director – Cong. Mike Pompeo (Kansas)

  • Deputy Director - Gina Haspel - A career intelligence officer, having joined the CIA in 1985. She has extensive overseas experience and served as Chief of Station in several of her assignments. In Washington, she has held numerous senior leadership positions at CIA, including as Deputy Director of the National Clandestine Service, Deputy Director of the National Clandestine Service for Foreign Intelligence and Covert Action, Chief of Staff for the Director of the National Clandestine Service, and in the Counterterrorist Center.

Attorney General – Sen. Jeff Sessions (Alabama)

  • Deputy Attorney General - Rod J. Rosenstein - U.S. attorney in Baltimore and the longest-serving U.S. attorney - sole holdover U.S. attorney from the George W. Bush administration who is still in office
  • Associate Attorney General - Rachel L. Brand - former DOJ attorney
  • Assistant Attorney General - Steven Andrew Engel - Dechert LLP partner

Environmental Protection Agency, Administrator – Scott Pruitt - Oklahoma Attorney General

Federal Communications Commission – Chairman - Ajit Pai - sitting Republican commissioner at the FCC — meaning he will not need to be confirmed by the Senate.

Federal Trade Commission – Acting Chairman - Maureen K. Ohlhausen - Ohlhausen was sworn in as a Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission on April 4, 2012, to a term that expires in September 2018.

National Labor Relations Board - Acting Chairman - Philip A. Miscimarra - He has served as a Board Member since August 7, 2013. He was nominated by President Obama on April 9, 2013, and he was approved unanimously by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on May 22, 2013. He was confirmed by the Senate on July 30, 2013, and his current term expires on December 16, 2017.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission – Chairman -  Kristine Svinicki – was sworn in for her second term as a Commissioner of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on June 29, 2012, to a term ending on June 30, 2017.

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission - Acting Chairman - Cheryl LaFleur - member of the commission since 2010 and has served as the acting chairman before, from November 2013 to July 2014 and as the Chairman from July 2014 to April 2015.

Securities and Exchange Commission – Chairman - Jay Clayton - Partner at New York-based law firm Sullivan & Cromwell

Small Business Administration, Administrator - Linda McMahon - Co-founder and former chief executive officer of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)

United States Trade Representative - Robert Lighthizer - Served under President Ronald Reagan as Deputy United States Trade Representative; Chief of Staff of the United States Senate Committee of Finance when Congress passed the Reagan program of tax cuts and spending reductions, and also aided in the passage of legislation which implemented the Tokyo Round of trade negotiations. He has also represented the United States at meetings of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and meetings related to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (the precursor to the World Trade Organization).  He has headed up the international trade law practice at Skadden, Arps Slate, Meagher and Flom.

AMBASSADORS

United Nations – Gov. Nikki Haley (South Carolina)

China – Gov. Terry Branstad (Iowa)

Great Britain - Robert W. “Woody” Johnson - scion of the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical business, a philanthropist and since 2000 the owner of the Jets.

Israel - David Friedman - Founding partner of Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP

[1] While publicly reported, the appointment has not yet been announced on the Trump Transition website.

[2] While publicly reported, the appointment has not yet been announced on the Trump Transition website.

[3] While publicly reported, the appointment has not yet been announced on the Trump Transition website.

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