Thursday, December 22, 2016

Trump’s Team: Who’s who in the president-elect’s Cabinet, White House

RIGHT-HAND WOMAN: Conway picked for Trump counselor post
President-elect Donald Trump announced that Kellyanne Conway, his campaign manager, will serve as Counselor to the President to 'effectively message and execute the Administration's legislative priorities and actions.'

Trump has also quickly announced his picks for key Cabinet and White House positions since the November election. The following are his selections so far – Cabinet nominees are subject to Senate confirmation.

Cabinet-level positions

Individuals Trump intends to nominate:
Rex Tillerson

Secretary of State

CEO, ExxonMobil


Rick Perry
Secretary of Energy

Former Texas governor; former Texas agriculture commissioner, two-time presidential candidate

Ryan Zinke

Secretary of Interior

U.S. representative, Montana; member of House Natural Resources Committee; former Navy SEAL

James Mattis 

Secretary of Defense

Retired Marine general; former commander of U.S. Central Command


 Steven Mnuchin 
Secretary of Treasury

Trump campaign finance chairman; former Goldman Sachs partner; Hollywood producer

Jeff Sessions
Attorney General

U.S. senator, Alabama

Ben Carson
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

Former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital; 2016 candidate for president


Wilbur Ross 
Secretary of Commerce

Investor; former banker


Tom Price

Secretary of Health and Human Services

U.S. representative, Georgia; chairman of House Budget Committee; orthopedic surgeon

Betsy DeVos
Secretary of Education
Charter school advocate, Philanthropist


Elaine Chao

Secretary of Transportation

Former Labor secretary


Nikki Haley 

U.S. Ambassador to United Nations

Governor of South Carolina


Andrew Puzder

Secretary of Labor

CEO, CKE Restaurants Inc.


John Kelly
Secretary of Homeland Security

Retired Marine general; former commander of U.S. Southern Command


Scott Pruitt
Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency

Oklahoma attorney general; former state senator


Mick Mulvaney
Director of Office of Management and Budget

U.S. representative, South Carolina; former South Carolina state senator and representative


Linda McMahon
Administrator of the Small Business Administration

Former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment


White House

Individuals Trump has appointed:

Reince Priebus
Chief of Staff

Chairman of Republican National Committee


Michael Flynn
National Security Adviser
Former director of Defense Intelligence Agency; retired Army lieutenant general 

Stephen K. Bannon 
Chief Strategist

Executive chairman of Breitbart News


Donald McGahn
White House Counsel

Former member of the Federal Election Commission
Sean Spicer

White House Press Secretary

Former Republican National Committee spokesman