POLICY BRIEFINGS


Trump Administration Key Policy Personnel cont.


Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism: Tom Bossert
Tom Bossert is currently a fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative. Bossert was a deputy homeland security adviser in the last year of the Bush administration. He also spent two years as the White House director of infrastructure protection policy.

Special Representative for International Negotiations: Jason Greenblatt
Jason Dov Greenblatt is executive vice president and chief legal officer to Donald Trump and The Trump Organization, and his advisor on Israel.

U.S. Trade Representative: Robert Lighthizer
Lighthizer served as deputy U.S. trade representative in the Reagan administration. He also has experience as chief of staff for the Senate Finance Committee, and has worked in international trade law at the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom.

Chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission: Jay Clayton
Clayton is a partner at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP on Wall Street. He has also worked as an adjunct professor at University of Pennsylvania’s law school. Director of National Intelligence: Dan Coats Former Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.) was a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee. He is also a former ambassador to Germany.

Secretary of Transportation: Elaine Chao
Elaine Chao was the 24th U. S. Secretary of Labor who served from 2001-2009. Secretary Chao’s career spans the public, private and non-profit sectors. She is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of United Way of America and former Director of the Peace Corps. Her government service also includes serving as Deputy Secretary at the U.S. Department of Transportation, Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission, Deputy Maritime Administrator, and White House Fellow. Prior to her government service, she was Vice President of Syndications at BankAmerica Capital Markets Group and a banker with Citicorp in New York.

The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee will hold a hearing on Ms. Chao’s nomination on January 11 at 10:15 a.m. in 253 Russell.

Director of White House Domestic Policy Council: Andrew Bremberg
Andrew Bremberg 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 Domestic Policy Council and Director of Budget Policy: Paul Winfree
Paul Winfree was 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
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. She has also worked in the field on disease control programs in the U.S. and in Africa.

Urban Affairs and Revitalization: Ja’Ron Smith
Ja’Ron K. Smith has 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
Rob Goad currently serves on the Presidential Transition as the education lead for the implementation of the Presidentelect’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
John Zadrozny has 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 and Legal and Immigration Policy: Zina Bash
Zina Bash has held a variety of positions in business, law and government, and 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 J. White
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 work for the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless.

Director of Policy and Interagency Coordination: Carlos Diaz-Rosillo
Carlos Diaz-Rosillo has been serving on the President-elect's Transition Team as Policy Implementation Executive Authority Advisor and White House Lead. He is a faculty member of government at Harvard University for more than eight years.

Advisor for Policy, Strategy and Speechwriting: Vince Haley
Vince Haley is a 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 successful campaign, Mr. Haley developed ethics reform policies.

Advisor for Policy, Strategy and Speechwriting: Ross Worthington
Ross Worthington was a 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
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 had an active role in policy development.

Special Assistant to the Senior Advisor: Robert Gabriel
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.

Deputy Director of the National Trade Council for the Defense Industrial Base: Alexander Gray
Alexander Gray is 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 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 of the National Trade Council for “Buy American, Hire American”: Rolf Lundberg
During the President-elect’s campaign and Presidential Transition, Mr. Lundberg 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.



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