President-Elect’s Economic Team Takes Shape

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President-Elect’s Economic Team Takes Shape


Category: Government

Since his election as the 45th president of the United States last month, Donald Trump has begun filling out key member of his cabinet including individuals who will advise him on domestic and international economic issues.

Trump nominated Steve Mnuchin to be his Treasury Secretary. Mnuchin previously spent 17 years at Goldman Sachs, where he was a partner, and is currently chief executive of Dune Capital Management, a hedge fund. Wilbur Ross is Trump’s choice to lead the Commerce Department. Ross, who heads the private equity firm WL Ross & Co, told CNBC on Wednesday he wants to overhaul “dumb trade” deals the United States has with countries around the world. Separately, Todd Ricketts, currently the co-owner of the Chicago Cubs, will serve as Deputy Commerce Secretary. 

Other key posts, including Secretary of State and U.S. Trade Representative, are expected to be announced in the days ahead.

Source: US Chamber of Commerce

Published: February 12, 2016