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A Guide to the

Trump Administration
November 2016

Introduction and Outline


This document provides a first look at the people and players behind the
most unlikely presidential campaign in American history. For each person
mentioned here, we have included a bio, a photo, and representative institutions and organizations affiliated with that person, so that the reader
may better understand the relationships that influence the people who in
turn are influencing President Trump.
Like the Trump business organization, the Trump campaign is an opaque
web of interlocking relationships. While we have endeavored to make
as a thorough a search as possible, with material available in the public
record, any such record is bound to be incomplete.
The information in this document is organized as follows:
The Trump Family

Power Players: Persons of Accomplishment Who Joined


the Trump Inner Circle Early, and Will No Doubt Have
Considerable Influence Over His Administration

The Trump for President Finance Committee: From Which


President Trump is expected to draw his Ambassadors and
Economic Advisors

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Communications and Messaging

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Domestic and Foreign Policy Advisors

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Appendix: Global Business Relationships: Publicly Disclosed


Business Ties Donald Trump has to hotels, real estate and
other investments in Europe, Asia and the Middle East

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Appendix: Members of the Trump Transition Team

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The Trump Family


Melania Trump
Melania Knauss Trump is the third wife of Donald Trump and the
next First Lady of the United States. A fashion model from Slovenia, she married Trump in 2005 and they have one son, Barron.
Melania played a limited role in her husbands campaign, delivering
a speech at the Republican National Convention that included lines
from a speech by First Lady Michelle Obama. In the final weeks of
the presidential campaign, Melania made more public appearances, including a major address where she pledges to make cyberbullying a major cause as First Lady.
Affiliations: Charitable support to Martha Graham Dance Company, the
Police Athletic League, Boys Club of New York.

Ivanka Trump
Ivanka Trump is the eldest daughter and second child of Donald
Trump and his first wife, Ivana Zelnickova Trump, a Czech model.
Ivanka is Executive Vice President of Acquisitions and Development at the Trump Organization, where she spearheaded the
development of the new Trump International Hotel in the Old
Post Office Pavilion in Washington, D.C. A past personal friend of
Chelsea Clinton, Ivanka maintains a lifestyle blog for young female
professionals and is the proprietor of Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry,
with franchises in Canada, Puerto Rico, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia
and the United Arab Emirates. Ivanka has been a policy advisor to
Donald Trump, and is credited with developing his child care tax
relief plan.
Affiliations: Wharton Club of New York, 100 Women in Hedge Funds, The
Chapin School

Jared Kushner
Jared Kushner is Donald Trumps son-in-law, and the husband of
Ivanka Trump. He has been an indispensable advisor on all facets
of the Trump campaign, and is believed to have played a role in the
removal of both Corey Lewandowski and Paul Manafort as prior
campaign managers. Kushner is the publisher of the New York
Observer, and is widely credited as the author of Trumps policy
speech before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.
Affiliations: Observer Media Group, Kushner Properties

Donald Trump, Jr.


Donald Trump Jr. is the eldest son of Donald Trump and his
first wife, Ivana Zelnickova Trump, a Czech model. Don Jr.,
as he is called, is an Executive Vice President at The Trump
Organization, and has led the development of such projects
as Trump Place at West Side Yards and properties in Chicago, Las Vegas, Scotland, and India. Don Jr. is rumored to
have political ambitions of his own, and delivered a well-received speech at the Republican National Convention.
Affiliations: Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, The Hill
School, The Trump Organization

Eric Trump
Eric Trump is the second son and third child of Donald
Trump and his first wife, Ivana Zelnickova Trump, a Czech
model. Eric is Executive Vice President for Development and
Acquisitions of The Trump Organization, where he oversees
all Trump golf properties and the Trump Winery in Charlottesville, Virginia. In 2006, he founded the Eric Trump Foundation, which raises money for St. Jude Childrens Research
Hospital.
Affiliations: St Jude Childrens Research Hospital

Tiffany Trump
Tiffany Trump is the only child of Donald Trump and his second wife, Marla Maples. She was raised by her mother in California, attended the Viewpoint School in Calabasas, California. She is a 2016 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

Power Players
Mike Pence
Vice President-Elect; Governor of Indiana

Mike Pence was elected as the governor of Indiana in 2012.


Prior to serving as governor, he was a six-term Indiana
congressman. He has been a proponent of big tax cuts and
last year drew national attention for signing the Religious
Freedom Restoration Act that critics said allowed businesses to discriminate against same-sex couples. Activist groups
and some businesses threatened to boycott the state, until
Pence signed a clarification to the bill that made it clear
the bill could not be used as an excuse for discrimination.
Pence is a devout evangelical Christian who regularly
speaks about his faith; describing himself as a Christian, a
conservative and a Republican, in that order. He has taken a hardline stance against Planned Parenthood. A Pence
amendment to defund Planned Parenthood passed the
House in 2011. As governor, he signed a bill into law that
banned abortions for reasons of genetic anomaly and created a new requirement to bury or cremate all fetal remains.
Personally, Pence graduated from Hanover College in Hanover Indiana in 1981 and received a law degree from the
Indiana University McKinney School of Law in 1986. He and
his wife, Karen, have a son and two daughters.
Affiliations: Indiana Policy Review Foundation, Ted Cruz (Pence backed
Cruz in the primaries), Paul Ryan (Ryan describes Pence as a personal
friend), Koch Brothers

Reince Priebus
Chief of Staff

Reince Priebus has served as Chairman of the Republican


National Committee since 2011. Previously, he served as
RNC General Counsel from 2009 to 2011 and former Chairman of the Republican Party of Wisconsin from 2007 to
2009. As one of the top Republican strategists in Wisconsin, Priebus has a long professional relationship with Speaker Paul Ryan.
Priebus inherited a $23 million debt at the Republican
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National Committee, and began repairing relationships


with major Republican donors. Following President Barack
Obamas 2012 re-election, Priebus convened the Growth
and Opportunity Project to review the Republican Partys
poor showing with young voters, women, and Hispanics.
Priebus increased outreach to these groups.
During the 2016 campaign, President-elect Trump referred
to Priebus as Mr. Switzerland for his studious neutrality during the Republican primary. Priebus engineered the
drafting of a loyalty pledge signed by every Republican
presidential candidate, a move which ultimately foreclosed
a potential independent run by Trump and unified nearly
every Republican candidate behind the ultimate nominee.
After the Republican National Convention, Priebus told William J. Bennett for a profile in Politico Magazine that The
job of being chairman entails racking up victories or killing
bad ideas that no one will ever know about, herding cats,
taking complaints, and keeping your head down and doing
the fundamentals of the ground game and fundraising. But I
love it and its what Ive done for most of my life.
Priebus began his career as a lawyer with Michael Best &
Friedrich LLP in Wisconsin, where he became partner in
2006. He is married to Sally Priebus and has two children.
Affiliations: Speaker Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Tea Party, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

Steve Bannon

Chief Strategist and Senior Advisor

Bannon is the former executive chairman of Breitbart


News LLC, the parent company of conservative news and
opinion network Breitbart News, where he made significant efforts to grow the outlets readership. Bannon is also
co-founder and executive chairman of the Government
Accountability Institute.
Bannon has been a identified as a leader in the alt-right
movement, and has described Breitbart News as the platform of the alt-right. Former Breitbart employees, including former Editor-at-Large Ben Shapiro, have described
Bannons role with the alt-right as follows: Breitbart has
become the alt-right go-to website pushing white ethno-nationalism as a legitimate response to political correctness, and the comment section turning into a cesspool for
white supremacist mememakers. Shapiro further describes
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Bannon as a vindictive, nasty figure, infamous for verbally


abusing supposed friends and threatening enemies.
Bannon previously worked at Goldman Sachs. He was involved in the financing and production of several films.
He is also a former officer of the U.S. Navy. Bannon joined
the Trump campaign in August 2016 as the chief executive
officer. Bannon has been described as having a desire to
destroy the left, as well as reform the conservative base.
Affiliations: Breitbart.com; Donald Trump; Government Accountability Institute

Newt Gingrich

Former Republican Speaker of the House

Gingrich was the Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999. He sought the Republican nomination for President in 2012.
He is chairman of the Gingrich Group, a communications and
consulting firm that specializes in transformational change, with
offices in Atlanta and Washington. He serves as general chairman of American Solutions for Winning the Future (www.americansolutions.com), is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise
Institute, a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution
at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif. and is an honorary
chairman of the NanoBusiness Alliance. Gingrich was a news
and political analyst for the Fox News Channel, until speculation
arose that he was on the shortlist for Trumps Vice President.
Gingrich was first elected to Congress in 1978 where he served
the 6th District of Georgia for twenty years. He gained prominence when he and 77 other House members brought ethics
charges against Democratic House Speaker Jim Wright. He also
with his fellow minority Republicans drafted the Contract with
America, which included comprehensive government reform
package that concentrated on major policy changes such as
tax cuts, tort reform, social security reform, welfare reform and
term limits. This contract is widely credited with the 1994 Republican sweep.
In 1995, he was elected Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, where he served until 1999. He helped to orchestrate
two federal government shutdowns between 1995 and 1996. In
1997, he was the first speaker of the House to be punished by
the House for ethics violations.
Gingrich is a health advocate. His latest advocacy efforts have
focused on the Opioid crisis.
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He received his bachelors degree from Emory University and


masters and doctorate in Modern European History from
Tulane University . Before his election to Congress, he taught
history and environmental studies at West Georgia College for
eight years.
He resides in Virginia with his wife, Callista. The Gingrich family
includes two daughters, two sons-in-law and two grandchildren. Callista was a House Representative staff member engaging in a six-year affair with Gingrich when he left office.
Connections: Joseph Gaylord, Rick Tyler (Renewing American Leadership)

Rudy Giuliani
Former Mayor of NYC

Rudy Giuliani was the mayor of New York City between 1993
and 2001 and is credited with helping to clean up the city;
the overall crime rate fell 57% and the murder rate fell 65%.
He gained national attention in 2001 and for his response to
9/11. Prior to serving as mayor, Giuliani held various positions
within the Department of Justice.
In 1970, Giuliani joined the office of the U.S. Attorney. At age
29, he was named Chief of the Narcotics Unit and rose to
serve as executive U.S. Attorney. In 1975, Giuliani was recruited to Washington, D.C., where he was named Associate
Deputy Attorney General and chief of staff to the Deputy
Attorney General. From 1977 to 1981, Giuliani returned to
New York to practice law at Patterson, Belknap, Webb and
Tyler.
In 1981, Giuliani was named Associate Attorney General,
the third highest position in the Department of Justice. As
Associate Attorney General, Giuliani supervised all of the
US Attorney Offices Federal law enforcement agencies, the
Bureau of Corrections, the Drug Enforcement Agency, and
the U.S. Marshals.
In 1983, Giuliani was appointed U.S. Attorney for the
Southern District of New York, where he spearheaded the
effort to jail drug dealers, fight organized crime, break
the web of corruption in government, and prosecute
white-collar criminals.
Giuliani was first elected as mayor in 1993. He was the rule
of law candidate and is credited with cleaning up the city.
New York Citys law enforcement strategies became models
for other cities around the world, particularly the CompStat
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program, which won the 1996 Innovations in Government


Award from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard
University. CompStat allows police to statistically monitor
criminal activity on specific street corners as well as citywide,
holding precinct commanders accountable for criminal activity in their neighborhoods.
As mayor, he also implemented a welfare-to-work initiative in
the country, reduced taxes by $2.5 billion, created the Administration for Childrens Services in New York City, eliminated principal tenure and launched the New York City Charter
School Improvement Fund.
Affiliations: Anthony Carbonetti, Louis Freeh, Fred Siegel

Jeff Sessions
Senator of Alabama

Sessions was elected to the United States Senate in 1997. Before


becoming the Senator of Alabama, Sessions served as the Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama
(1975-1977). He was then nominated by President Reagan in 1981
and confirmed by the Senate to serve as the United States Attorney for Alabamas Southern District, a position he held for 12 years.
His judicial nomination in 1986 was killed by the Senate Judiciary Committee due to his perceived gross insensitivity to racial
issues. Sessions was then elected Alabama Attorney General in
1995.
As a United States Senator, Sessions has focused his energies on
maintaining a strong military, upholding the rule of law, limiting the
role of government, and providing tax relief to stimulate economic
growth and empowering Americans to keep more of their hardearned money.
Dubbed a budget hawk by the Alabama press, Sen. Sessions
was selected for the 112th and 113th Congresses to serve as the
Ranking Member on the Senate Budget Committee to restrain
the growth of federal spending and make permanent tax cuts
that benefit American families. As a senior member of the Senate
Judiciary Committee, Sessions is a leading advocate of confirming
federal judges who follow the law and do not legislate from the
bench. As a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee,
Sessions is a strong advocate for Americas military.
Sessions also authored the Honoring Every Requirement of Exemplary Service (HEROES) Act, which was signed into law in May
2005. This legislation increased the payment received by the families of fallen combat soldiers from $12,000 to $100,000 and also
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increased the maximum servicemens life insurance benefit from


$250,000 to $400,000.
Sessions played a leading role in ensuring that the Medicare Prescription Drug law included a rural health care component that
reduced the disparity in Medicare payments. He also joined in
efforts to make funding more equal in the Ryan White CARE Act.
He also authored the Paul Coverdell National Forensic Sciences Improvement Law of 2000, which authorized badly needed
funds for state and local crime labs to reduce the backlog of
ballistics, blood, and DNA tests
Affiliations: McWane Inc - top contributor to campaign, Northrop Grumman - top
contributor to campaign, Center for Immigration Studies

Mike Huckabee
Former Governor of Arkansas

Huckabee was the 44th Governor of Arkansas from 1996


until 2007, becoming one of the longest serving Governors
in his states history, and was only the fourth Republican
elected to any statewide office since Reconstruction, serving longer than the other three combined. Huckabee had
been Lieutenant Governor for 3 years in July 1996 when
his predecessor was forced to resign due to felony convictions. He was one of the youngest governors in the country
at the time. Huckabee was elected to a full four-year term
as governor in 1998, attracting the largest percentage of
the vote ever received by a Republican gubernatorial nominee in Arkansas, and was re-elected to another four-year
term in November 2002.
As governor, he left a legacy of tax cuts, job creation, the
reconstruction of his states road system, K-16 education
reform, and a nationally heralded and duplicated health
initiative that focused on the less expensive approach of
prevention than the costly big-government approach of intervention. His administration fought long-standing corruption in the states political machine, resulting in numerous
indictments and convictions of powerful legislators and
other elected officials.
When running for president this past year, Huckabee remained rather outspoken on foreign policy and social
issues. He spoke out against cap and trade policy and
same-sex marriage. He advocated for immigration reform,
forceful military action against the Islamic State and a
strong defense of Israel.
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In his campaign for the Republican nomination for President in 2008, he finished second to John McCain. Governor
Huckabee was the host of the number one rated weekend
show HUCKABEE, on the Fox News Channel, from 2008
until 2015. He also hosted The Huckabee Report which
was heard three times daily across the nation on almost 600
radio stations from 2009-2015 and is the New York Times
bestselling author of 12 books. Currently, the Governor is
a contributor on Fox News and one of the nations most
sought after conservative speakers.
Affiliations: Pursuing Americas Greatness, Janet Folger, Center for Reclaiming America

Ben Carson
Former 2016 Republican Primary Candidate

Carson gained national attention in 2011 by criticizing President Obamas health care policies at the National Prayer
Breakfast. This inspired his run for the Republican nomination in the 2016 presidential election. Before entering politics, he was the Director of Pediatric Nuerosurgery at Johns
Hopkins Hospital.
As a pioneer in neurosurgery, Carsons achievements include
performing the first and only successful separation of Siamese twins joined at the back of the head, pioneering the
first successful neurosurgical procedure on a fetus inside the
womb, performing the first completely successful separation
of type-2 vertical craniopagus twins, developing new methods to treat brain-stem tumors and reviving hemispherectomy techniques for controlling seizures. Carson became the
youngest chief of pediatric neurosurgery in the country at
age 33. He has received more than 60 honorary doctorate
degrees, dozens of national merit citations, and written over
100 neurosurgical publications. In 2008, he was bestowed
the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian
award in the United States.
As a candidate for the Republican nominee, Carson stood
by his life story and Christian base to appeal to social conservatives. As a candidate, Carson advocated for school
choice, immigration reform, and a proportional tax system.
Affiliations: Conservative Political Action Conference, Robert F. Dees, Johns
Hopkins Medical Institutions

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David Clarke, Jr.


Milwaukee County Sheriff

Clarke Jr. is a law enforcement executive with 38-plus years


of experience. His public service career began in 1978, at the
Milwaukee Police Department (MPD), where he served 24
distinguished years. During his eleven years as a Patrol Officer,
he received meritorious citations for felony arrests. In 1989, he
was promoted to Detective and nine months later was selected for the specialized Homicide Division, where he was part of
a team that investigated more than 400 homicides in a fouryear period. MPD made arrests in more than 80% of homicides, well above the national average of 60%.
Clarke was promoted in 1992, to Lieutenant of Detectives and
was assigned to the Criminal Investigation Bureau as Shift
Commander of the Crimes Against Property Division, the
Violent Crimes Unit, and again to the Homicide Division. In
1996, he was promoted to MPDs command staff as Captain
of Police, and soon became Commander of the Departments
First District, located in Milwaukees downtown business and
entertainment center.
In 1999, Clarke became Commanding Officer of MPDs Intelligence Division which was responsible for producing and
sharing intelligence, and providing dignitary protection in
conjunction with the Secret Service, the Department of State,
and other federal agencies. He served as MPDs liaison with the
United States Attorneys Office as coordinator of the CEASEFIRE violent crime reduction program, and the Federal Bureau
of Investigation, Customs Service, Wisconsin Department of
Criminal Investigation, the Immigration and Naturalization Service, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
In November 2002, he was elected to his first four-year term
as Sheriff of Milwaukee County, earning 64% of the vote. Sheriff Clarke is now in his fourth term, having been re-elected in
November 2006, 2010, and 2014, increasing his victory margins to 73%, 74% and 79% respectively.
When speaking at the Republican National Convention, he
received attention for stating blue lives matter.
Sheriff Clarke is a frequent guest commentator for national
news services and organizations regarding law enforcement,
Second Amendment, and homeland security issues.
Affiliations: American Jail Association, National Sherriffs Association, Conservative Political Action Conference

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Michael Flynn
Retired United States Army Lieutenant General

Michael Flynn is a Retired United States Army Lieutenant


General. He served as the Head of the Defense Intelligence
Agency from 2012 to 2014. Prior positions include Director of Intelligence, International Security Assistance Force;
Director of Intelligence, Joint Staff and Director of Intelligence, United States Central Command. He now serves as
the Chairman and CEO of the Flynn Intel Group, located in
Alexandria, Virginia.
In 2010, Flynn said the U.S. was too focused on insurgent
groups in Iraq and Afghanistan and lacks concentration
on future threats. In February he tweeted, fear of Muslims is RATIONAL.
Affiliations: Flynn Intel Group, Russia Today

Mary Fallin

Governor of Oklahoma

In 2010, Mary Copeland Fallin was elected the first


woman governor of Oklahoma. She was reelected in
2014 to her second term by a 15-point margin. Prior to
serving as governor, she served two terms as a state
representative before becoming Oklahomas first Republican and first woman lieutenant governor in 1995.
After serving as lieutenant governor for 12 years, Fallin
served two terms in the U.S. House of Representatives
from 2007 to 2011.
Since Fallin took office in 2011, Oklahoma has consistently ranked among the top states for job creation
in the nation. She has signed bills to modernize and
streamline government operations, responsibly cut the
income tax, increase compensation for public employees, and address the states fiscally unstable pension
system. The governor has also signed into law historic
lawsuit reform and a complete overhaul of the states
workers compensation system.
At the governors direction, the state has increased
funding for K-12 education by over $154 million, putting
more money into the classroom and helping to boost
student performance.

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As the former chairman of the National Governors Association, Governor Fallin leads a nation-wide initiative - America Works: Education and Training for
Tomorrows Jobs - seeking to better align education with twenty-first century
workforce needs.
Affiliations: National Federation of Independent Business, Americans for Tax Reform, Family
Research Council

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Trump Finance Committee


Steven Mnuchin
Steven Mnuchin is a banker, film producer and political
fundraiser, most recently serving as the Finance Chairman of the Trump campaign. He is a co-founder, co-chief
and Chairman of Dune Capital Management LP. Mnuchin
amassed over $40 million working for Goldman Sachs,
and went on to build RatPac-Dune Entertainment. He is
divorced and has three children, and is among Trumps top
choices for Treasury Secretary.
Affiliations: Goldman Sachs, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, Mitt Romney
for President (2012)

Lew Eisenberg
Lew Eisenberg is an American business financer and investor.
He co-founded the private equity firm Granite Capital International Group L.P. Eisenberg has spent decades in American
political fundraising circles, and has held several appointments
throughout his career, including the Chairman of the Port
Authority of New York and New Jersey. He began his career
on Wall Street, working with Goldman Sachs. He co-founded
Granum Communications and has served as a Senior Advisor
for Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts & Co since 2009.
Affiliations: Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, Republican Leadership Council, McCain Victory (2008), Port Authority of New York and New
Jersey, Republican Jewish Coalition

Elliott Broidy
Elliott Broidy is Chief Executive Officer and Chairman at
Broidy Capital Management; he founded the firm in 1991.
Previously, he was co-founder and Chairman of Markstone
Captital Group LLC. Broidy served as finance committee
Chairman for the Republican National Committee, and also
a member of the Board of Trustees of the Republican Jewish Coalition. In 2006, he donated more than $300,000 to
President George W. Bush he was then appointed to the
Homeland Security Advisory Council, the Future of Terrorism Task Force and the New Technology Task Force. He is
married with three children.
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Affiliations: Hebrew Union College, Board of Governors of the California


Israel Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Homeland Security Advisory Council,
American-Israel Friendship League, Israel-American Chamber of Commerce, Young President Organization

Woody Johnson
Woody Johnson is an American businessman and philanthropist. He is the great-grandson of Robert Wood Johnson,
a co-founder of Johnson & Johnson, and is the owner of the
New York Jets. He became involved in charitable organizations full-time in the 1980s and is a member of the Council
on Foreign Relations. He has led efforts on the Hill and at the
National Institute of Health to increase research funding to
health issues such as lupus, diabetes, and other autoimmune
diseases. He began the Alliance for Lupus, a research foundation after his daughter was diagnosed with Lupus. In addition,
Johnson is chairman and chief executive of Johnson Company, Inc., a private investment firm founded in 1978.
Affiliations: Alliance for Lupus Research, Council on Foreign Relations, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, National September 11 Memorial & Museum

Ray Washburne
Ray Washburne is a Dallas-based investor and the vice
chairman of the 2016 Trump Victory Committee. He was formerly the RNC finance chairman and stepped down in 2015
to lead Governor Chris Christies finance team. He has been
Chief Executive Officer of Charter Holdings since 1990. He is
also the Managing Partner at HP Village Partners Ltd.
Affiliations: Charter Holdings Ltd., HP Village Partners Ltd., M Crowd
Restaurant, Baylor Health Care System Foundation, Entrust Inc., Veritex
Holdings, Colonial Bank, Southern Methodist 21st Century Council, Dallas
Citizens Council

Diane Hendricks
Diane Hendricks is an American businesswoman, film producer and philanthropist from Wisconsin. She established
the company ABC Supply with her late husband in 1982. She
currently owns the Hendricks Holding Company and remains the chairperson of ABC Supply.
Hendricks was Wisconsin Governor Scott Walkers biggest
donor in 2012 and was a frequent donor to the Freedom
Partners Action Fund. Hendricks has served as an economic policy advisor to Trump. Hendricks has also produced
movies, including The Stoning of Soraya M. in 2008 about
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an execution in an Iranian village, An American Carol


(2008) and Snowmen (2010). She has seven children and
17 grandchildren.
Affiliations: WisconsinEye, Rock County 5.0, Stateline Boys & Girls Club,
Hendricks Family Foundation, Freedom Partners Action Fund, Koch
Brothers, Reform American Fund

Ambassador Mel Sembler


Mel Sembler is the Chairman Emeritus of The Sembler
Company. He served as the U.S. Ambassador to Italy from
2001 to 2005 and previously as a U.S. Ambassador to
Australia and Nauru from 1989 to 1993. Sembler is currently
responsible for building The Sembler Company into one
of the nations most highly recognized shopping center
developers. From 1986-1987, he served as the spokesman
for the International Council of Shopping Centers. He is
also known in the anti-drug movement and co-founded
STRAIGHT, an adolescent drug treatment program, with
his wife Betty. He has three sons.
Affiliations: The Sembler Company, International Council of Shopping
Centers, American Momentum Bank, American Enterprise Institute,
American-Australian Education Leadership Foundation, Republican
Jewish Coalition, Freedoms Watch, Moffitt Cancer Center, International
Council of the Tampa Bay Region, Florida Council of 100

Ambassador Ronald Weiser


Ambassador Ronald Weiser founded McKinley Associates,
a national real estate investment firm, in 1968 and served
as its Chair and CEO until 2001, when he was appointed by
President Bush as the Ambassador to the Slovak Republic. In 2009, he was elected as the Chair of the Michigan
Republican Party, and was appointed as National Finance
Chair of the Republican National Committee in 2011. He
serves on the Boards of numerous nonprofits, including
Artrain USA, UNCF, and the Michigan Theater.
Affiliations: McKinley Associates, Bush for President (2000), Ronald and
Eileen Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia, Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, University of Michigan, The Gerald R. Ford Presidential
Foundation, Detroit Institute of Art

Ambassador Hushang Ansary


Ambassador Hushang Ansary is an Iranian-American diplomat, businessman and philanthropist. He served in the
Iranian government for 18 years prior to the Iranian Rev18

olution including as the Minister of Economic Affairs and


Finance and Irans Ambassador to the United States from
1967-1969. He has chaired companies both in both Iran and
the U.S., including the Parman Group, IRI International, and
Stewart & Stevenson LLC. He served as a Presidential Trustee for Trumps fundraising efforts.
Affiliations: Right to Rise USA, Congressional Leadership Fund, National
Iranian Oil Company, National Oilwell Varco, Inc., International Crisis Group

Andy Puzder
Andy Puzder is currently the Chief Executive of CKE Restaurants. Following his time at Washington University School
of Law from 1978-1991, Puzder as an associate at the law
offices of St. Louis Attorney Morris Shenker. He later moved
to the Stolar Partnership before joining CKE as President
and CEO in 2000. He served as a Presidential Trustee for
Trumps fundraising efforts.
Affiliations: Common Ground Network for Life and Choice, Fidelity National Financial, Santa Barbara Restaurant Group, Romney for President, Job
Creators Network

Joe Craft
Joe Craft is an American businessman and philanthropist, and
currently serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer
of Alliance Resource Partners LP, the third-largest coal producer in the eastern United States. He received his law degree from the University of Kentucky. Craft serves as a board
member of the National Mining Association, a director of the
American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, and was formerly
chairman of the National Coal Council. He served as a Presidential Trustee for Trumps fundraising efforts.
Affiliations: Restore Our Future, Alliance Resource Partners LP, American
Crossroads, National Mining Association, American Coalition for Clean Coal
Electricity, National Coal Council

C. Michael Kojaian
C. Michael Kojaian has been the Chief Executive Officer at
Grubb & Ellis Realty Advisors Inc. since 2007, and also serves
as President at Kojaian Ventures LLC. In addition, he serves as
the Director of Flagstar Bank and the United States President
Export Council, and has been Independent Director of Arbor
Realty Trust Inc since 2003. He served as a Presidential Trustee for Trumps fundraising efforts.
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Affiliations: Grubb & Ellis Realty Advisors Inc., Kojaian Management Corporation, FYI Corporation, Flagstar Bank, United States President Export
Council, JPE Inc., Arbor Realty Trust Inc.

Wilbur Ross
Wilbur Ross is an American investor known for restructuring failed companies in industries such as steel, coal, telecommunications, foreign investment and textiles and is the
founder of WL Ross & Co. He serves on the board of advisors of Yale School of Management, and founded the International Coal Group. Under President Bill Clinton, he served
on the board of the U.S.-Russia Investment Fund, and later
under New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani as his privatization
advisor. He is an economic advisor to Donald Trump.
Affiliations: Turnaround Management Association, American Bankruptcy
Institute, U.S.-Russia Investment Fund, International Coal Group, Harvard
Business School

E. Llwyd Ecclestone III


E. Llwyd Ecclestone III is the Chief Executive Officer and
Chairman of Ecclestone Signature Homes of Palm Beach
LLC, a broker for Aspen Snowmass Sothebys International
Realty and a Manager at Four Points Construction LLC. He
was previously President of General Management Services,
a resort real estate company, and has been heavily involved
in the education system of Palm Beach County. In 1974,
he established the Benjamin School in North Palm Beach,
and spearheaded efforts in 1978 to improve the county
school system by chairing the task force that conducted a
comprehensive evaluation of the school district. He was a
Presidential Trustee on for Trumps fundraising efforts.
Affiliations: Palm Beach County school system, Ecclestone Signature
Homes of Palm Beach LLC, General Management Services, Four Points
Construction LLC, Aspen Snowmass Sothebys International Realty

Ambassador Howard Leach


Ambassador Howard Leach is an American business executive and private investor; he currently serves as president of Leach Capital, LLC in addition to Foley Timber
& Land Company. He served as the U.S. Ambassador to
France from 2001-2005. He is a Counselor and Honorary Trustee of the Center for Strategic & International
Studies, and served as a Presidential Trustee for Trumps
fundraising efforts.
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Affiliations: CSIS, American Friends of Versailles, American University of Paris, French-American Foundation, French Heritage Society, Lehman Brothers,
Hoover Institution, Leach Capital LLC, Foley Timber & Land Company

Liz Uihlein
Liz Uihlein is the co-founder of Uline Inc. and currently
serves as its president. The company sells shipping and
packaging materials to businesses in North America, and is
entirely family owned. She served as a Presidential Trustee
for Trumps fundraising efforts, along with her husband, who
is also a major Republican party donor.
Affiliations: Liberty Principles, Senate Conservatives Fund, Uline Inc.

Ambassador Sam Fox


Sam Fox was sworn in as U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium in 2007. A businessman from St. Louis,
Missouri, Ambassador Fox is founder, Chairman and CEO
of Harbour Group Ltd, a very successful private operating company that specializes in the acquisition, development and operation of high-quality companies. Ambassador Fox has long been extremely active in civic affairs
in St. Louis. He has contributed extensively to cultural,
educational and charitable institutions in the city. He has
also been a strong supporter of Washington University
in St. Louis, serving as a Trustee and as Chairman of the
Campaign for Washington University.
Affiliations: Boy Scouts of America, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Saint Louis Science Center, Saint Louis Zoo, Arts and Education Council of St.
Louis, Forest Park Forever King Baudouin Foundation U.S., Washington
Center, Fox Family Foundation

Steven Feinberg
Steven Feinberg is an American financier, who is active
in hedge fund management and private equity. He is
co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. Previously, Feinberg held positions
at Drexel Burnham and Gruntal & Co. as a trader. He is one
of the top economic advisors of Trumps campaign, and
has consistently been a major Republican donor.
Affiliations: Cerberus Capital Management L.P., Drexel Burnham, Gruntal & Co

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John Paulson
John Paulson is an American hedge fund manager and
a billionaire who leads Paulson & Co., a New York-based
investment management firm that he founded in 1994.
He began his career at Boston Consulting Group before
leaving to join Odyssey Partners and Bear Stearns. He is
an economic advisor to Donald Trump.
Affiliations: Boston Consulting Group, Bear Stearns, Odyssey Partners, Bank of America, Citigroup, Sino-Forest Corporation, Paulson
Advantage Fund

Harold Hamm
Harold Hamm is an American entrepreneur involved in
the oil and gas business, and is ranks ranked as the 39th
richest person in the United States and the 98th richest
person in the world. He is involved in the leadership in
Hiland Partners, Hiland Holdings, and is Chairman and
CEO of Continental Resources. He is also a member of
the Global Leadership Council at Concordia College. He
is an economic advisor to Trump, and a potential pick
for Energy Secretary in the next administration.
Affiliations: Restore Our Future, Continental Resources, Hiland Partners

Andy Beal
Andy Beal is an American banker, businessman, investor
and amateur mathematician. Based in Dallas, he accumulated his wealth in the real estate and banking sectors. He
is the founder and chairman of Beal Bank and Beal Bank
USA, in addition to its affiliate companies. He is also known
for the Beal conjecture, a corollary to Fermats Last Theorem. He is an economic advisor to Donald Trump.
Affiliations: Beal Bank, Beal Banks USA, Trump Casinos, Beal
Financial Corporation

Tom Barrack
Tom Barrack is an American private equity real estate investor and founder, chairman and chief executive officer of
Colony Capital. He began his career at the law firm of Herbert W. Kalmbach, Richard Nixons private lawyer, and went
on to work in Saudi Arabia at the Fluor Corporation. He
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partment of Interior during the Reagan administration. Later,


Barrack was a principal with the Robert M. Bass Group.
Affiliations: U.S. Department of Interior, University of Southern California,
Accor, Kerner, First Republic Bank, Continental Airlines, Korea First Bank,
Megaworld Properties & Holdings, Fluor Corporation

Stephen Calk
Stephan Calk founded Federal Savings Bank in 2000 and
currently serves as its Chairman of the Board and Chief
Executive Officer. He is also Chairman and Founder at National Bancorp Holdings. In the past, he served as an advisor
to the Governor of the State of Illinois, the Commissioner of
Banks and Real Estate and the Office of Professional Regulation for the State of Illinois. He is an economic advisor for
Donald Trump.
Affiliations: Chicago Bancorp, JP Morgan, Ohio Savings Bank, Citimortgage, Bank of America, General Electric Mortgage Insurance Company,
Community Lenders of America

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Communications and
Messaging
Kellyanne Conway
Kellyanne Conway is the campaign manager for Donald
Trumps 2016 presidential campaign. A longtime pollster
and analyst, Conway specializes in polling data concerning
women and younger voters. Conway was hired to serve as
a senior advisor to Paul Manafort for Trumps campaign
on July 1, 2016. She previously ran the pro-Ted Cruz 2016
presidential super PAC, Keep the Promise I. Conway is the
founder and president of The Polling Company, Inc./Woman Trend. Woman Trend was created in 1993 and eventually became a division of The Polling Company. Woman
Trend was aimed at connecting corporate America with
the female consumer. The Polling Company was founded
in 1995.
Conway has worked with former Rep. Jack Kemp (R-N.Y.),
Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.),
Steve King (R-Iowa), and Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.). She has
also worked with other politicians, including Sens. Ted
Cruz (R-Texas) and Fred Thompson (R-Ore.) as well as
Mike Pence (R-Ind.). In addition to having practiced law,
Conway also served as a judicial clerk in Washington, D.C.,
and taught law as an adjunct professor at the George
Washington University Law Center. Conway has served on
the board of trustees for the Phillips Foundation, the Clare
Boothe Luce Policy Institute, the National Journalism Center, and the American Conservative Union.
Affiliations: The Polling Company, Inc./Woman Trend, Keep the Promise
I, Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute, National Journalism Center, American Conservative Union

David Bossie
David Bossie is the deputy campaign manager for the
Trump Campaign. Bossie first came into the public spotlight during the presidency of Bill Clinton, when Bossie
was a Republican congressional staffer who aggressively
delved into the Clintons finances and dealings. During
that time, Bossie served as the chief investigator for the
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United States House of Representatives Committee on


Government Reform and Oversight, leading investigations
ranging from the Whitewater land deal to the transfer of dual-use technology to China and to foreign fundraising in the
1996 Clinton re-election campaign.
Bossie became the president of the conservative activist
group Citizens United, a group that seeks to reassert the
traditional American values of limited government, freedom
of enterprise, strong families, and national sovereignty and
security and is best known for its successful landmark U.S.
Supreme Court case, Citizens United v. Federal Election
Commission, in 2001. In 2015, based on his work with Citizens United and the campaign finance that the Supreme
Court decision ushered in, Politico Magazine ranked Bossie
second on its list of those transforming politics. The article
cited Bossies role in shaping the campaign new normal
of super PACs and outside spending for the 2016 election
cycle.Bossie is also a political writer for Breitbart News and
has authored several political books. Bossie was elected in
2016 to serve a four-year term as the national committeeman for the Republican Party of Maryland.
Affiliations: Citizens United, Republican Party of Maryland, Breitbart News

Michael Glassner
Michael Glassner serves as the deputy campaign manager for
Trumps campaign and is the president of the consulting firm
C&M Transcontinental. In May, Politico reported that his role
had further expanded to include preparation for the Republican National Convention. The site noted that Glassner was
tasked with putting Trumps mark on the partys convention.
Glassner is known for his experience in Jewish voter relations and for his time as an aide to former Alaska Gov. Sarah
Palin. Glassner was a longtime aide to former Sen. Bob Dole
(R-Kan.) and advised former President George W. Bushs
2000 presidential campaign. He was a top advisor to Sarah
Palin during her vice presidential campaign and served as
the chief of staff of her political action committee after the
election. He has previously worked as chief of staff to Lewis
Eisenberg, chair of the Port Authority of New York and New
Jersey, and was a staff member at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).
Affiliations: C&M Transcontinental, consulting firm, Fmr. Sen. Bob Dole,
Pres. George W. Bush, Fmr. Gov. Sarah Palin, SarahPAC, AIPAC

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Hope Hicks
Hope Hicks is the communications director for Donald Trumps
2016 presidential campaign. Hicks directs official messaging
and press releases for the campaign and is known for keeping a
low profile. She moved to the Trump Organization in 2014 as a
public relations consultant for Trumps daughter, Ivanka. Previously, Hicks worked as a public relations consultant with Hiltzik
Strategies, where she first connected with Ivanka Trump.
After graduating from Southern Methodist University in 2010,
Hope Hicks began working for the public relations firm Zeno
Group. She then moved to Hiltzik Strategies in New York City.
While at Hiltzik, according to The Washington Post, Hicks began working on accounts related to Trumps vast real estate,
hospitality and fashion ventures. She then moved to the Trump
Organization in 2014. Hicks role in the campaign has been as a
spokesperson and as a communications director. In July 2015,
The Washington Post reported that she was involved in Trumps
Twitter account, noting that she sometimes takes dictation
and sends the words to aides to then be tweeted.
Affiliations: Zeno Group, Hiltzik Strategies, Trump Organization

Daniel Scavino, Jr.


Daniel Scavino Jr. is the director of social media for Donald
Trumps 2016 presidential campaign. He founded and directs
Scavino and Associates, a social media management company.
Scavino is in charge of managing the social media messaging
from the Trump campaign, including campaign photos and
videos uploaded to Twitter. A graduate of Plattsburgh State
University, he worked for the Trump Organizations golf division
in a few capacities, most recently as the executive vice president and general manager of Trump National Golf Club.
In 1998, when Scavino graduated, he took a job as a regional manager with Coca-Cola, a position he held for five years.
Then, in 2003, Trump bought Briar Hall and made it into
Trump National Golf Club, Scavino became the assistant clubhouse manager. Scavino left the Trump golf division in 2013
to become the director of development at the Joe Torre Safe
at Home Foundation. The foundation focuses on domestic
violence and aims at edu-cating to end the cycle of domestic
violence and save lives.
Affiliations: Scavino and Associates (social media management company), Joe
Torre Safe at Home Foundation, Coca-Cola, Trump National Golf Club

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A.J. Delgado
A.J. Delgado is a conservative commentator, columnist, attorney, author and a communications advisor for the Trump
campaign. Delgados writings have been published in The
American Conservative, National Review, The Miami Herald,
The Washington Post, Breitbart, The Daily Caller, Fox News,
and various other publications and sites, and she has appeared on multiple radio, online, and cable news shows, including Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, CNN en Espanol, Yahoo!, Al
Jazeera, and NPR, as well as Spanish language programs, and
is a regular on Hannity. She published her first book, Hip To
Be Square: Why Its Cool To Be A Conservative, in 2012.
Delgado holds a Juris doctor from Harvard Law School.
Following graduation, she practiced law as a litigator in New
York City, representing a variety of Fortune 500 companies.
The child of Cuban immigrants to the United States, Delgado is a native Spanish speaker. Her father was a bus driver;
her mother worked in a factory. Trump Senior Communications Campaign Advisor Jason Miller described Delgado as a
triple threat because of her ability to connect with a wide
variety of voters.
Affiliations: Harvard Law School, The American Conservative, National
Review, Breitbart, Fox News Channel

Jessica Ditto
Jessica Ditto serves as the deputy communications director for the Trump campaign. She has more than 10 years
of political and public sector communications experience.
Ditto has worked as Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevins communications director for his campaign and transition office, before
being named the governors spokeswoman in 2015. She also
worked for former Republican Gov. Ernie Fletcher and the
Republican Party of Kentucky. She is a graduate of Asbury
University in Wilmore.
Affiliations: Gov. Matt Bevin, Kentucky, Kentucky Republican Party, National Governors Association (through former Gov. Ernie Fletcher)

Susie Wiles
Susie Wiles is a senior advisor for battleground communications for the Trump campaign. With a professional history
based in government relations, communications and public
affairs, Susie Wiles has more than two decades of political
insight. Wiles is a lobbyist and veteran political consultant
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who ran Rick Scotts first gubernatorial campaign in 2010


and handled Trump campaign communications from New
York before shifting to oversee Trumps Florida campaign.
She serves as a managing partner for the Jacksonville- office of Ballard Partners.
Wiles was Presidential candidate Jon Huntsmans first national campaign manager and worked to recruit the team
and develop early-stage processes before a departure after
six months. In 2010, Wiles served as campaign manager
for Florida Governor Rick Scotts successful election. Her
national political experience includes service to President
Ronald Reagan, former Congressman Jack F. Kemp and includes a senior role at the Department of Labor. Wiles also
previously served as co-chairman of the McCain-Palin 2008
campaign in Duval County and as a Transition Team member for former Florida Governor Charlie Crist.
Wiles political and communications experience is also
well-rooted in Jacksonville and throughout North Florida. She served in senior level positions in the administrations of the two most recent mayors of Jacksonville. In
the office of former Jacksonville Mayor John Delaney, she
served as Chief of Staff and later as Communications Chief
for Mayor John Peyton until August 2008.
Affiliations: Ballard Partners, Right Coast Strategies, Fmr. Gov. and Amb.
Jon Huntsman, Gov. Rick Scott, Jacksonville Mayor John Peyton, Wiles
Consulting, APCO

Steven Cheung
Steven Cheung, who most recently worked as the director of communications and public affairs for the Ultimate
Fighting Championship, was hired as the campaigns rapid
response director. According to the campaign, Cheung
is responsible for keeping the campaign up to date on
breaking news and pushing back on false or unbalanced
reporting. Cheung has worked in communications on several Senate and gubernatorial campaigns. He also played a
role in the 2008 McCain-Palin presidential campaign.
Affiliations: Lieutenant Gov. David Dewhurst, Sharron Angle, Steve
Poizner, Sen. John McCain, Fmr. Gov. David Dewhurst

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Michael Abboud
As campaign communications coordinator, Michael Abboud
helped the Trump campaign formulate its daily messaging
strategy and its rapid response to attacks from opponents.
Abboud is a native of Omaha and is a member of one of the
citys long-standing Republican families. His father is former
State Sen. Chris Abboud, an Omaha attorney. His uncle is
Andy Abboud, a former executive director of the Nebraska
Republican Party who now serves as a top political adviser
to Sheldon Adelson, a Las Vegas casino owner and one of
the GOPs biggest donors. Michael Abboud graduated from
Creighton Prep in 2008. He then attended Creighton University, graduating with a degree in political science.
Affiliations: Sen. Chris Abboud, Nebraska Republican Party, Las Vegas
Sands Corporation (via Sheldon Adelson), Republican National Committee,
America Rising LLC, Chris Abboud Public Affairs Group

Boris Epshteyn
Boris Epshteyn is an investment banker, entrepreneur, Republican political analyst, opinion columnist, attorney and
a senior advisor for the Trump campaign. Epshteyn summarizes his political views in six words: Small Government,
Low Taxes and National Security.
Epshteyn was a communications aide with the McCain-Palin campaign where he coordinated nationwide communications and spent time both in the Arlington, Virginia campaign headquarters and in Anchorage, Alaska. 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. He additionally worked on media
relations, prevention of widespread voter fraud and diverse
legal topics.
Epshteyn writes for the opinion section of US News &
World Report and is a contributor to The Daily Caller. He is
also is a regular guest on CNN, MSNBC, FOXNews, CNBC
and radio programs nationwide providing analysis on topics including political strategy, financial markets, international affairs, future elections and party relations.
He is currently a managing director of business and
legal affairs at a boutique investment bank concentrating on private placements, public offerings and venture
capital transactions.
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Mr. Epshteyn graduated from Georgetown University


Law Center and is an attorney licensed in New York and
New Jersey with expertise in finance, bankruptcy and
international law.
Affiliations: TGP Securities Inc., Prime Health Services, Inc., ISA Internationale, Inc., Strategy International LLC, Sen. John McCain, Fmr. Gov.
Sarah Palin, Georgetown Journal of International Law

Katrina Pierson
Katrina Pierson is the national spokesperson for Donald
Trumps 2016 presidential campaign. She initially came into
the national political spotlight as a tea party activist in Texas and subsequently worked for the Tea Party Leadership
Fund PAC, an organization that advocated for Trey Gowdy
to be elected Speaker of the House in 2015. After earning
her bachelors degree in biology from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2006, Katrina Pierson began working in the
healthcare and pharmaceutical industries in Texas. In a 2011
interview, Pierson said she didnt get politically involved
until the 2008 elections. After voting for Barack Obama
(D), she found herself in disagreement with the policies he
implemented as president. Pierson explained, And that
is when I was able to define my political ideology, which
Id always had but just didnt realize it. Her early political
involvement was focused on developing the Garland Texas
Tea Party and working as an activist in Florida, Iowa, Arizona, Kansas, Missouri, Washington D.C., and Texas.
Affiliations: Ted Cruz, Tea Party Leadership Fund, FreedomWorks for America

Justin McConney
Justin McConney is the director of new media/social media for the Trump Organization and is the person credited with introducing Donald Trump to social media. His
major campaign development for the 2016 cycle was the
15-second Instagram ads that Trump became known for
using during his presidential campaign. He has worked
with Trump since 2011. Under his direction, Donald Trumps
Twitter was named one of the most influential accounts
by New York Magazine. McConney has also produced,
directed, and edited terabytes and terabytes of video and
photoshoots for the company. McConney is a graduate of
New Yorks School of Visual Arts with a bachelors degree
in Film & Video.
Affiliations: Trump Organization, New York School of Visual Arts

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Brad Parscale
Brad Parscale creates web marketing strategies and oversees all technical and functional aspects of these strategies for his web design, web marketing, and branding
firm, Giles-Parscale Inc. Originally from Kansas, Parscale
spent five years in California developing CGI software for
the motion picture industry. He moved to Texas in 2004
to establish Parscale Media, a successful web marketing
firm. His 2011 partnership with Jill Giles formed Giles-Parscale, Inc. In 2016, he was named Digital Director for the
Trump campaign.
Parscales direction and strategy spearheaded the design
and development of the primary website, as well as social
media strategies and implementation, campaign design concepts and messaging, digital media ad campaigns, and merchandise design. The sites highly-advanced server structure
accommodates millions of visitors without difficulty.
Affiliations: Giles-Parscale, Inc, The Annex Bureau, Parscale Media

Omarosa Manigault
Omarosa Manigault is the African American Outreach Director for Donald Trumps 2016 presidential campaign. Her connections to Trump began when she was named a contestant
on the first season of Trumps reality show, The Apprentice.
Manigault was hired by Trumps campaign in July 2016 after
serving as the vice chair of the National Diversity Coalition
for Trump. She was a candidate for the District 1 seat on the
Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education in
California. Manigault was defeated in the special primary
election on June 3, 2014.
Manigault held several staff positions in the administration
of President Bill Clinton, including in the Office of Vice President Al Gore, the White House Personnel Office, and in two
different positions with the Department of Commerce before departing in 2000.
Manigault first began working in support of Donald Trumps
presidential campaign in early 2016 as the vice chair of the
National Diversity Coalition for Trump, a group that supports what it sees as Trumps solutions that address economic disparities, foster job creation, support small businesses, preserve faith & family principles and strengthen
communities with conservative action. The coalition met
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with Trump briefly in April 2016, a meeting that Manigault


characterized as evidence that Trump wants to learn and
wants to listen to the coalitions ideas.
Affiliations: National Diversity Coalition for Trump, Executive Education
Program/ Executive MBA Program at Howard University School of Business, Celebrity Apprentice

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Domestic Policy Advisors


Stephen Miller
Miller started his career as a press secretary for several Republican Members of Congress before joining Senator Jeff
Sessions in 2009. He Served as Senator Sessions communications director, and played a major role in defeating the
proposed immigration reform bill in 2013. Miller and Sessions
developed the self-described nation-state populism that
heavily influenced Donald Trumps campaign. Miller joined
Trumps Campaign in January 2016 as a senior policy advisor.
He quickly became a warm-up act for Trump at campaign
events. Millers own position on immigration and trade has
been echoed in Trumps speeches, and his brash, straightforward style of delivery have helped him in writing speeches
for the President-Elect, including his address accepting the
GOP nomination at the Republican National Convention.
Affiliations: Donald Trump; Senator Jeff Sessions; Congressman David Brat;
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann

Sarah Huckabee Sanders


Sarah Huckabee, daughter of former Arkansas Governor
Mike Huckabee, joined Trumps campaign as a senior adviser in February 2016, after serving as campaign manager for
her fathers presidential bid. She shifted gears and began
handling communications for coalitions in September.
Huckabee continued to serve as a surrogate for Trump on
several news outlets in her new role where she reportedly
worked specifically with faith leaders, gun rights supporters and military groups among other voter coalitions. She
has been highly involved in Arkansas politics, managing
several campaigns, including John Boozmans 2010 senate race. She worked for Tsamoutales Strategies starting
in 2011 and became president in 2014. She was voted one
of TIME Magazines 40 under 40 Rising Stars in American
Politics. She is now the founder and managing partner of
Second Street Strategies.
Affiliations: Tsamoutales Strategies (Little Rock); Governor Mike Huckabee;
Second Street Strategies

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Myron Ebell
Ebell, the director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, an organization funded by the Koch brothers and several oil and gas
companies. He chairs the Cooler Heads Coalition, which
brings together nonprofit groups that question global
warming alarmism and oppose energy rationing policies.
Ebell has been critical of climate change actions throughout his career.
Most recently, Ebell was selected by President-Elect
Donald Trump to lead the Environmental Protection
Agency transition team.
Affiliations: Competitive Enterprise Institute; Cooler Heads Coalition;

Mike McKenna
McKenna is a long time Republican political strategist and
the President of MWR Strategies, which focuses on energy related lobbying. He has lobbied for the Dow Chemical
Company, Southern Company, and Koch Companies Public
Sector. McKenna served as the director of policy and external affairs for the Virginia Department of Environmental
Quality under Governor George Allen and was an external
relations specialist for the Energy Department under President George H.W. Bushs administration. McKenna was
hired by the Trump campaign to lead the Department of
Energy transition team.
Affiliations: American Energy Alliance; Institute for Energy Research

David Bernhardt
Bernhardt is the chair of the Natural Resources Department at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck. He served as
the director of policy and external affairs for the Virginia
Department of Environmental Quality under Governor
George Allen, and then as the solicitor and chief legal
officer for the department of Interior under the George
H.W. Bush administration after holding other high-level
positions in the department. In September, Bernhardt was
hired to lead the transition team for the Department of
Interior for the Trump campaign.
Affiliations: Brownstein Hayatt Farber Schreck

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Mike Catanzaro
Catanzaro is an energy lobbyist with the firm CGCN, formerly with Clark Geduldig Cranford & Nielson, and has worked
with a variety of fossil fuel industry clients throughout his
career. Catanzaro served as communications director in
the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, and
as a top adviser in the 2004 Bush-Cheney campaign, followed by posts in the White House under President Bush.
He worked under Speaker John Boehner as an energy policy
adviser. Catanzaro was hired as a part of Trumps energy
transition team.
Affiliations: Noble Energy; Koch Industries; EnCana Oil and Gas; Halliburton; Devon Energy; John Boehner

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Foreign Policy Advisors


Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn
Top Trump confidant retired Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn is a retired
United States Army lieutenant general who served as the
director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, commander
of the Joint Functional Component Command for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, and chair of the
Military Intelligence Board from July 24, 2012, to August
2, 2014. Prior to that, he served as Assistant Director of
National Intelligence. He declared the justice system corrupt and insisted that he was pushed out of his assignment as director of the DIA because of his views on radical
Islam. Like Trump, Flynn has advocated forging closer ties
with Russia. In interviews with The Washington Post, Flynn
acknowledged being paid to give a speech and attend a
lavish anniversary party for the Kremlin-controlled RT television network in Moscow last year, where he was seated
next to Russian President Vladimir Putin. He would need a
waiver from Congress to become defense secretary, as the
law requires retired military officers to wait seven years
before becoming the civilian leader of the Pentagon. He is
likely to wind up in some senior administration post, potentially national security adviser.
Affiliations: Defense Intelligence Agency, Russia Today

Bob Corker


Corker is the junior United States Senator from Tennessee,
serving since 2007. Corker, a member of the Republican
Party, is currently the chairman of the United States Senate
Committee on Foreign Relations in the 114th Congress. In
1978, Corker founded a successful construction company,
which he sold in 1990. He ran for the 1994 U.S. Senate election in Tennessee, but was defeated by future Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist in the Republican primary. Appointed
by Tennessee Governor Don Sundquist, Corker served as
Commissioner of Finance and Administration for the State
of Tennessee from 1995 to 1996. He later acquired two of
the largest real estate companies in Chattanooga, Tennessee, before being elected the 71st Mayor of Chattanooga in
2000; he served one term as mayor from 2001 to 2005. In
April 2015, Corkers position on Iraq was that turmoil in the
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Middle East predated Barack Obamas presidency and that


by invading Iraq in 2003 the U.S. took a big stick and beat a
hornets nest, unleashing rivalries that might take decades to
resolve. The Tennessee senator has said hed strongly consider serving as secretary of state.
Affiliations: Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise

John Bolton
John R. Bolton, a diplomat, and a lawyer, has spent many
years in public service. From August 2005 to December
2006, he served as the U.S. permanent representative to the
United Nations. From 2001 to 2005, he was under secretary
of state for arms control and international security. Bolton is
currently a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute
(AEI), where his area of research is U.S. foreign and national
security policy. He is also senior advisor for Freedom Capital
Investment Management, a Fox News Channel commentator, and of counsel to the Washington, D.C. law firm Kirkland
& Ellis. He was a foreign policy adviser to 2012 presidential
candidate Mitt Romney. Bolton is also involved with a number of politically conservative think tanks and policy institutes, including the Jewish Institute for National Security
Affairs (JINSA), the Institute of East-West Dynamics, the
National Rifle Association, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, the Council for National Policy
(CNP) and the Gatestone Institute, where he serves as the
organization Chairman.
Affiliations: AEI, JINSA, NRA, CNP

Walid Phares
Phares is an American scholar and commentator on global
terrorism and Middle Eastern affairs, and a senior fellow
at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. During his
career, he has testified before committees of the U.S. Departments of State, Defense, Justice, Homeland Security,
the U.S. Congress, European Parliament, and U.N. Security
Council. He served as an expert on terrorism and the Middle East on both Fox News and NBC. Phares was appointed
by Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney as a foreign affairs adviser in 2011, and as such was selected as an
expert on terrorism, counter-terrorism and Middle Eastern
affairs for Trumps campaign. Phares was a political activist in Lebanon in the 1980s, which brought criticism to his
2011 appointment to the Romney campaign. Officials at the
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Council on American-Islamic Relations has condemned


Phares like Trump for his comments about Muslims.
Phares is a professor at the National Defense University
in Washington.
Affiliations: Foundation for Defense of Democracies; National Defense University

Joseph Schmitz
Schmitz is an attorney and former Pentagon inspector
general. He is considered an insider with the right-wing
Newsmax website and senior fellow at the virulently anti-Islam Center for Security Policy. The centers president
is Frank Gaffney, whose controversial statements about
Muslims including a charge that President Barack
Obama might be a Muslim came under new scrutiny
when Ted Cruz named him as a foreign policy adviser. A
Naval Reservist and former partner at the Washington law
firm of Patton Boggs, he co-authored a 2010 report for the
center titled Shariah: The Threat to America.
Affiliations: Center for Security Policy, Citizens Equal Rights Alliance

George Papadopoulos
2009 college graduate from DePaul University and an
international energy lawyer, Papadopoulos had previously
advised Ben Carsons presidential campaign. After completing his MSc from University College London in 2011, he
started to work as a Research Associate at the conservative Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C., before joining
the London Center of International Law Practice, which
describes itself as dedicated to peace and development
through international law and dispute resolution, and
views global issues with a promotion of peace outlook,
which falls into accord with Trumps non-interventionist
approach. His LinkedIn page also boasts about his role at
the 2012 meeting in Geneva of Model U.N.
Affiliations: Hudson Institute

Carter Page
Page is a former investment banker and global energy
consultant who graduated from the Naval Academy. In discursive online blog postings about foreign policy Page he
blamed the U.S. for misguided and provocative actions
toward Russia notable in light of Trumps friendly words
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for Russian President Vladimir Putin. He has worked for Merrill Lynch in Moscow. Page has accused the State Departments top official for Ukraine and Russia, Victoria Nuland,
of fomenting the 2014 revolution that overthrew Ukraines
government. That charge is often lodged by pro-Kremlin
media outlets but is strongly disputed by the Obama administration. He also compared the Obama administrations
official 2015 national security strategy document to an 1850
document on how to manage slaves.
Affiliations: US Navy

Joseph Keith Kellogg


Kellogg served for nearly three decades in the Army until
his retirement in 2003 as an Army Lt. Gen. Since then, Kellogg has served on a number of boards, including at GTSI,
which primarily provides computer software to government
agencies. From 2005 until 2009, he was an executive vice
president at CACI International, a Virginia-based intelligence
consulting firm that was embroiled in the Abu Ghraib prison scandal prior to his arrival there. Kellogg had little to do
with the companys cleanup as he was primarily focused
on research and tech systems. A lawsuit brought by prisoners against the firm was eventually dismissed. He served as
chief operating officer of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad, Iraq, from November 2003 through March
2004. The authority was the de facto government installed
by the U.S. after its March 2003 invasion of Iraq, and its performance is often judged as a failure.
Affiliations: US Army, CACI International

Chuck Kubic
Kubic served for nearly 30 years in the Navy, including helping rebuild schools and hospitals in Iraq as commander of
the Naval Construction Division. Ive been up here since the
early days of the war, and every day, every week the country
returns to normal, he told CNN in 2004 as he praised the
U.S. efforts to rebuild the country, a comment that predated
the bloodiest years of sectarian violence in Iraq during the
war and the consistent failure of the U.S. rebuilding efforts.
Kubic now owns his own engineering firm, which has consulted with the U.S. government on diplomatic facilities in
Kabul, Karachi, and Bangkok.
Affiliations: US Navy

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Bert Mizusawa
Bert Kameaaloha Mizusawa is a major general in the United States Army Reserve. Mizusawa has the most decorated military career of Trumps advisors. As an Army
Captain serving in the Korean Demilitarized Zone in 1984,
Mizusawa engaged North Korean soldiers in a firefight
while assisting in the escape of a Soviet defector. Mizusawa was subquently awarded the Silver Star for his service
in this incident. He ferried a Soviet defector to safe ground
while under fire from 30 attacking North Korean soldiers,
according to the Pentagon. He personally led the defector to safety while under fire and deliberately, at great risk
to himself, exposed himself to the enemy in front of his
own troops, the Pentagon said. His awards include the Silver Star, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit,
Bronze Star Medal, and 30 other awards. In 2010, he ran in
a GOP primary for a congressional seat in Virginia. He lost
the five-way primary. He attended West Point and subsequently Harvard Law School and graduated with a Juris
Doctor in 1989. He also received a Master of Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government and
was twice selected as a MacArthur Fellow in International
Security. While at Harvard, he interned with the United
States Attorneys Counterdrug Task Force.
Affiliations: US Army, West Point, Harvard

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Appendix:
Trump Business Connections
UNITED STATES
Trump International Hotel, Washington D.C.

Hany Hassan

Design Architect, Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners

As Director of Beyer Blinder Belles Washington D.C. office,


Hassan has worked on significant public architecture
projects that positively shape the nations capital. Hassan
was the design architect for the Trump International Hotel,
Washington D.C.
Affiliates: U.S. Department of State, the D.C. Courts, the Smithsonian Institution, the Capitol

Trump International Hotel, Washington D.C.

Durwood Dixon

WDG, Architectural Firm

Dixon joined WDG Architecture in 1987 and is currently


responsible for studio operation and management of WDG
projects. He has managed commercial, institutional and
multifamily residential projects, encompassing new construction and renovation. The architectural firm of record
for the Trump International Hotel in D.C. is D.C.- and Dallas-based WDG, directed by managing principal Durwood
Dixon, AIA.
Affiliates: The Portals, Reston Executive Center

Trump International Hotel, Washington D.C.

Betsy Hughes

Associate at Hirsch Bedner Associates, Interior Design

Betsy Hughes brings her 15-year passion and knowledge


of hospitality interior design as well as her incredibly detailed project management skills to the HBA table. She has
worked on complex renovation and new construction hotels
in the United States, Asia, Eastern Europe and Australia.
Her work includes the renovation of the Arabelle Restaurant
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and Lounge. The design was a 2001 Hospitality Design Gold


Key Finalist. Hughes is in charge of interior design for the
Trump International Hotel, Washington D.C.
Affiliates: Ian Carr

Trump International Hotel, Waikiki

Scott Glass

Principal, Guerin Glass Architects

Founding Principal Scott Glass has been involved in the


design and building professions on multiple levels from an
early age. Prior to forming Guerin Glass Architects, he had
been working at Rafael Vinoly Architects as the project lead
on the expansion of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Glass
was a founding partner at BDDW, Inc., a design, manufacturing and retail firm focused on highly crafted installations
and furniture. Previously, he worked at Rogers Marvel Architects - where he was project architect for a number of intricately designed residential and institutional projects. Guerin
Glass Architects is a design-centered, architecture, interior
design, and planning firm.
Affiliates: Brenden Guerin

Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago

Adrian Smith
Architect

Adrian D. Smith is an American architect who has designed


many buildings, including the worlds tallest structure, Burj
Khalifa in Dubai, as well as the building projected to surpass
it, Jeddah Tower, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Prior to starting
Adrian Smith + Gordon + Gill Architecture, Smith was a Design
Partner at the Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
(SOM) from 1980 to 2003 and a Consulting Design Partner
from 2003 to 2006. He was the lead architect of some of the
worlds most recognizable buildings including Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago, Illinois; Jin Mao Tower in
Shanghai, China and Zifeng Tower in Nanjing, China.
Affiliates: Adrian Smith + Gordon + Gill Architecture, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

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Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago

Gordon Paris

Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hollinger International

Previously, Paris served as managing director and head


of the Media and Telecommunications Group at Berenson
& Company from 2002 through 2007. Additionally, Paris
served as president and chief executive officer of Sun-Times
Media Group Inc. (formerly Hollinger International Inc.)
from 2003 to 2006.
Sun-Times Media Group is a Chicago-based newspaper
publisher. Sun-Times Media Group was originally founded
in 1986 under the name American Publishing Company, as
a holding company for Hollinger Inc.s American properties.
The Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago occupies
the site vacated by the Chicago Sun-Times. On October 16,
2004, Donald Trump and Hollinger International, the parent
company of the Chicago Sun-Times, completed the $73 million sale of the former home of the newspaper a week after
it relocated. On October 28, 2004, Trump held a ceremony
to begin the demolition of the former Sun-Times Building.
Affiliates: David Radler, John Cruickshank, The Daily Telegraph, The Jerusalem Post, Conrad Black

Trump International Hotel Las Vegas

Phil Ruffin

Business Partner

Phillip Gene Phil Ruffin is an American businessman. His


business interests lie largely in casinos, greyhound racing
tracks, oil production, convenience stores, and real estate.
Ruffin lives in Las Vegas, Nevada.
In April 2002, Ruffin announced that he had partnered with
Donald Trump to build Trump Tower Las Vegas, a $300
million 60-story condominium tower with 300 units and the
possibility of a casino, to be constructed on Fashion Show
Drive, near Ruffins New Frontier Hotel and Casino. Trump
had initially approached Ruffin two years earlier about developing a property on or near the Las Vegas Strip.
Affiliates: Jack Wishna, Kelly Perdew

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Trump International Hotel Las Vegas

Joel Bergman

Architect, Bergman, Walls & Associates

Joel Bergman (August 20, 1936 August 24, 2016) was an


American architect who designed several landmark casinos. In 1978, he went to work exclusively for Steve Wynn
through the firm Atlandia Design. Together they played an
important role in transforming the Las Vegas strip from a
low-rise strip to the modern theme-oriented casino with
high rise buildings. In 1994, Bergman and Scott Walls, who
had also worked for Wynn, started their own firm which
was responsible for constructing the Trump International
Hotel Las Vegas in 2008.
Affiliates: MGM Grand Las Vegas, Fontainebleau Resort Las Vegas, Scott Walls

Trump International Hotel Las Vegas

Craig W. Shaw

President & CEO, Tutor Perini Building Group

Craig W. Shaw has served as executive vice president and


chief executive officer of the Building Group since May
2013. Since May 2007, Shaw has also served as president
and chief executive officer of Tutor Perini Building Corp.,
one of the business units within the Building Group. Prior
to that, he served in various project and executive management positions, including president, at Perini Building
Company since joining the Company in 1978. Trump International Hotel Las Vegas was designed by Bergman, Walls
& Associates and built by Perini Building Company.
Affiliates: Pat Hubbs, Roy Anderson Corp, Rudolph and Sletten

Trump International Hotel & Tower New York

Philip Johnson
Architect

Philip Cortelyou Johnson (July 8, 1906 - January 25, 2005)


was an influential American architect. He is especially
known for his postmodern work from the 1980s, as well
as his collaborations with John Burgee. Between 1995 and
1997, the building that would become the Trump International Hotel & Tower New York was stripped to its skeleton
and given a new facade designed by Philip Johnson and
Costas Kondylis.
Affiliates: John Burgee, Costas Kondylis

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Trump International Hotel & Tower New York

Costas Kondylis

Architect, Founder of Costas Kondylis and Partners, LLP

Costas Kondylis and Partners, LLP, is an American architectural firm, headquartered in the Manhattan borough of New
York City, New York. Founded by Kondylis, the firm and its
work have been featured in several magazines, including
Architectural Digest, The New York Times, The New Yorker,
Town & Country and Vogue. It has also been the subject of
a television documentary.
From The Real Deal: The early years of architect Costas
Kondylis career was defined by frustration, until a chance
meeting changed his life. That meeting was with Donald
Trump and Kondylis would go on to design a number of
Trumps buildings, including the Trump International Hotel
and Tower at Columbus Circle, several buildings at Trump
Place on the Upper West Side, and the Trump World Tower
near the United Nations.
His work for Trump would put Kondylis name on the map
and eventually he became the most prolific architect New
York City has ever seen, designing more than 85 buildings
in the city.
Affiliates: Philip Johnson

Gary E. Handel

President of Handel Architects

Gary Handel FAIA is the Founding Partner and Managing


Principal of Handel Architects. Since starting the practice in
1994, Handel has overseen its growth to a firm of over 150
architects, designers, and planners around the world. His
designs have been recognized by the American Institute of
Architects, the Urban Land Institute, the Society of American Registered Architects, and the Chicago Athenaeum,
among others. Handel Architects was charged with designing the Trump Hotel in Soho NY.
Affiliates: AIA New York Chapter, Friends of the High Line, Lower East Side
Tenement Museum

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David Rockwell

Founder and President of Rockwell Group

An American architect and designer who founded Rockwell Group, a 250-person award winning, cross-disciplinary
architecture and design practice based in New York. He has
an extensive background in different project types, such
as restaurants, hotels, airport terminals, hospitals, museum
exhibits, and Broadway sets. He was the interior designer
for Trumps hotel in Soho NY.
Affiliates: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA), Cooper
Hewitt National Design Museum, New York Restoration Project

Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery

Patricia Kluge

Former owner of Albemarle Estates

John (Owner of Metromedia) and Patricia Kluge built the


45-room mansion, known as Albemarle House, in 1980.
However, bad business bets coupled with the economic
downturn (and a divorce) doomed the Kluges. She defaulted on loans the banks seized the property. Trump, who had
known the Kluges for years, swooped in and scooped up
the wine estate for $6.2 million.
Affiliates: Rupert Murdoch, Russell Gay, Chelsea Clinton

Trump National Golf Club Bedminster, Trump National


Golf Club Philadelphia, Trump National Golf Club
Washington, DC

Tom Fazio

Golf Course Architect

Fazio has designed more than 120 courses and has more
courses ranked among the top 100 in the U.S. than anyone else in the business. His individual honors include Best
Modern Day Golf Course Architect, which he received from
Golf Digest Magazine three times. In 1995, Fazio became
only the second course architect to receive the highest
recognition awarded by the Golf Course Superintendents
Association of America - The Old Tom Morris Award. No living designer has more credits on Golf Digests list of Americas 100 Greatest Golf Courses and Golfweeks collection
of Americas Best. Fazio was the golf course designer for
Trump National Golf Club Bedminster.
Affiliates: Tom Fazio II, ASGCA, Fazio Golf Course Designers

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Trump National Golf Club Charlotte

Greg Norman

Golf Course Designer and entrepreneur

The internationally recognized Great White Shark won


more than 90 tournaments worldwide, including two British
Open Championships, and claims the distinction of having
held the No. 1 position in the world rankings for 331 consecutive weeks. As one of the most prolific players in the
games history, the culmination of an astounding career
came in 2001 when he was inducted into the World Golf
Hall of Fame. In 2009 and 2011, Norman served as the Presidents Cup Captain of the International Team and his strong
influence in the game continues today. Legendary for his
tenacity and pursuit of perfection, Norman has approached
business with the same vigor with which he attacked the
golf course and has parlayed his success into a multi-national corporation, the Greg Norman Company, which he
currently serves as Chairman & CEO.
Affiliates: FOX Sports, Joe Buck, Paul Azinger

Trump National Golf Club Colts Neck

Tom Fazio II

Golf Course Architect

He was born into a family in which several members are


highly acclaimed golf architects. He has traveled the world
working on projects, first for his father Jim, before starting
his own firm. Fazio has designed and constructed two Trump
National courses in New York and New Jersey, Quail Valley
Golf Club in Vero Beach, Fla., and finished redesigning the
former Haig Course at PGA National Resort and Spa.
Affiliates: Tom Fazio I, Jim Fazio, PGA

Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point, Trump National Golf


Club Jupiter

Jack Nicklaus

Retired Professional Golfer, Owner of Nicklaus Designs

A retired American professional golfer, widely regarded as the


greatest golfer of all time. Nicklaus has also taken part in various
off-course activities, including golf course design (two of which
are Trumps National Golf Clubs), charity work and book writing.
His golf course design company is one of the largest in the world.
Affiliates: Pete Dye, Chris Cochran, Chet Williams, Dave Heatwole

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Trump National Golf Links at Hudson Valley

Brian Freeswick
General Manager

Freeswick became the General Manager of the Trump


National Golf Club in 2009, a position that he carried over
from the Branton Woods Golf Club when it was purchased
by the Trump Organization in 2009.
Affiliates: Eric Trump

Trump National Golf Club Los Angeles

Pete Dye

Golf Course Designer

Paul B. Pete Dye is a golf course designer and a member of a family of course designers. He is married to fellow
designer and former amateur champion Alice Dye. In 2004,
Dye was the recipient of the PGA Distinguished Service
Award, the highest annual honor of PGA of America, and
was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in November 2008 in the Lifetime Achievement category. He helped
design the Trump National Golf Club Los Angeles.
Affiliates: Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, National
Golf Foundation, American Society of Golf Course Architects

Trump National Doral

Gil Hanse
Architect

Gil Hanse is an American golf course architect. Hanse,


along with his business partner, Jim Wagner was selected
to design the Rio 2016 Olympic Golf Course. Another honor
includes being selected as only the third American architect
to build a golf course in Scotland. Hanse earned a masters
in landscape architecture from Cornell University and in
1993 founded Hanse Golf Course Design.
Affiliates: Jim Wagner, Geoff Shackelford, U.S. Olympic Board of Directors

Trump National Golf Club Washington, D.C.

Arthur Hills

Golf Course Architect

Arthur Hills is an American golf course designer who


achieved a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Michigan State University and a Bachelor of Science from the
University of Michigan. He has designed more than 180 new
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golf courses, including private, resort, upscale, and public golf courses around the world. In addition, Hillss firm,
Arthur Hills/Steve Forrest and Associates has been requested to renovate or modify more than 120 courses including
some of the countrys most renowned clubs often in preparation for major USGA and PGA Championships. Hills currently serves as chief designer for Arthur Hills/Steve Forrest
and Associates.
Affiliates: Tom Fazio, Steve Forrest, University of Michigan

Trump National Golf Club Westchester, Trump National


Golf Club West Palm Beach

Jim Fazio

Golf Course Designer

Living up to his uncle, George Fazios, legacy was a tall


order, but Jim Fazio has made a name for himself designing
award winning courses in the United States, Japan, Spain,
Italy, and the Caribbean Islands. Some of his highlights
include his Hawks Nest in Vero Beach being ranked in the
Top 50 courses in 1990 and qualifying as a site for several
U.S. Opens and being chosen by Donald Trump to design
and construct Golf Courses in 2005.
Affiliates: Tom Fazio I, Tom Fazio II, Golf Digest

CANADA
Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver

Joo Kim Tiah

Chief Executive Officer of Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver


and TA Global Berhad

Tiah is the son of Malaysias wealthiest tycoon and was


named CEO of his fathers company, TA Global, in January 2016. He also serves on the board of directors of West
Georgia Holdings, Inc., which operates in Vancouver.
Affiliations: Tony Tiah Thee Kian; Datin Alicia Tiah, Managing Director and
CEO TA Enterprise; Holborn Group; Robert Parker

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SOUTH AMERICA
Trump Rio De Janeiro Hotel

Stefan Ivanov

Chief Executive Officer of Trump Towers Rio at MRP International

Ivanov is the CEO of Trump Towers Rio, an arm of MRP


International, the London-based real estate developer, in
Brazil. Ivanov is also a co-founder and managing partner
at Challenger Capital Management, a boutique investment
banking firm focused on merger and acquisitions and financing transactions for select clients. Ivanov previously
served as the CEO of Citibank in Bulgaria, and was vice
president and a member of the board of directors of the
American Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria. He served
as the chief of staff for CEO of Citibank in Brazil, as well
as serving in various positions at Citibank in Brazil, the UK,
South Korea, and Tunisia.
Affiliations: MRP International; Cushman & Wakefield; Citibank; Peter Victor; Marina Curry

Trump International Hotel & Tower Panama

Arias Serna Saravia


Architecture Firm

One of the most renowned architecture and engineering


firms based out of Colombia. The company was founded
in 1980, and has a wide range of experience in all stages
of real estate development from project management and
sales to design, planning, promotion, and construction.

Roger Khafif

Chairman and President

Khafif serves as the chairman and president of Newland


International Properties, Corp., and as president of K Group
developers, one of the strategic partners of Trump Ocean
Club International Hotel & Tower in Panama City. Mr. Khafif
is a partner in two additional companies located in the
Colon free zone: Kedco Fashion Corp. and Rafkas Imp/Exp.
Previously, Khafif worked as textile engineer in one of the
main textile mills of Guatemala.
Affiliations: Newland International Properties, Corp., K Group developers; Catalina G. Rodriguez; Carlos Alberto Serna Londono; Eduardo
Saravia Calderon

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EUROPE
Trump International Golf Links, Scotland

Sarah Malone

Executive Vice President of Trump International Golf Links, Scotland

Malone is a Cambridge graduate, who also has a degree


in fine art from Glasgow School of Art. She stepped down
from her role running the Gordon Highlanders museum
in Aberdeen in 2009 to become the EVP of Trumps Golf
Course in Aberdeen. Second in command to Mr. Trump,
Malone works closely with George Sorial, who has overseen
the project from the start.
Affiliates: George Sorial, Jodie Widaseck

Trump International Golf Links, Scotland

George Sorial

Executive Vice President and Counsel - The Trump Organization

Sorial is the executive vice president and counsel for The


Trump Organization and currently resides in West Palm
Beach, Florida. He began working for The Trump Organization
in 2007. Sorial studied classical civilization and psychology at
Boston, where he later obtained MBA and law degrees in the
mid-90s. Before the Trump Organization, he worked for a law
firm for 10 years on M&A and real-estate deals.
Affiliates: Thomas Pienkos, David Orowitz, Matthew F. Calamari

Trump Turnberry, Scotland

Alan J. Rogers
CEO, LeisureCorp

Alan J. Rogers serves as the chief executive officer of


Leisurecorp LLC and Istithmar Real Estate. Mr. Rogers has
30 years of working experience in the property field in
London, Brussels, Hong Kong, and New York, with special
expertise in Development, Sales, and Marketing. He also
runs his own Investment and Consultancy in New York
and London. He joined Nakheel in March 2006. He served
as the chief executive officer of Douglas Elliman, LLC. He
serves as the chairman of Douglas Elliman, LLC. He served
as a director of Dubai World Corporation. Trump persuaded Leisurecorp, a subsidiary of the Dubai government,
to sell him the South Ayrshire layout, with its legends, its
famous lighthouse and its stunning views over the Firth
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of Clyde and, most pertinently, its guarantee to stage its


fifth Open in the next eight years.
Affiliates: David Collins, David Spencer

Doonbeg Golf Club, County Clare, Ireland

Martin Kelly

Owner of Martin Kelly Plant Hire

Martin Kelly Plant Hire Limited was founded in February


2005. The companys current directors Louise Kelly and
Martin Kelly has been the director of two other Irish companies between them; one of which is now closed. Martin
Kelly Plant Hire Limited is available for all types of building
and excavation work. Locally owned and operated. Kelly
works for the Trump golf resort and said Trump is very popular in the village. Trump is employing a lot of people. He
is a good guy to be honest with you. Trump has done a lot
of good stuff done around here. A great company to work
with. Very sound. You do the job and you get paid. There is
no messing.
Affiliates: Gordon Deegan, Tommy Tubridy

Doonbeg Golf Club, County Clare, Ireland

Donal Winters

Operations Director, John Paul Construction

Winters joined the John Paul Construction surveying team in


1978 where he was involved in a variety of building and civil
engineering projects. He was appointed as Contracts Manager in 1988 during which time he successfully managed a
variety of high profile projects. Winters joined the Board as
Operations Director in 1999 and remains very much hands on
in his role. John Paul Construction worked with several partners (affiliates below) to complete the 37.9m
Affiliates: CCH Architects, Tom McNamara & Partners, Hendrick Ryan &
Associates, Don OMalley & Partners
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RUSSIA
Aras Agalarov

Founder of Crocus Inter and Crocus

Aras Agalarov is an Azeri businessman, developer, public


figure and author of Russia: Reflections on the Way to the
Market (1998). Born in Baku, he was educated at the Azerbaijan Polytechnical Institute. He moved with his family to
Moscow in 1998, where he co-founded Crocus International
along side his father-in-law, Iosif Yefgenevich, which specializes in trade fairs, where he still makes most of his money. As of 11/9/16, his net worth is an estimated $1.33 Billion.
Trump made millions when he agreed to bring the Miss
Universe pageant to Moscow in 2013, a deal financed in
part by the development company of Agalarov. Agalarov
is sometimes called the Trump of Russia because of his
tendency to put his own name on his buildings. At the time,
Trump mingled with the Russian business elite at a swanky
after-party. Almost all of the oligarchs were in the room,
Trump bragged on returning home. Trump received a portion of the $14 million paid by Agalarov and other investors
to bring the Miss Universe pageant to Moscow. Agalarov
said he and Trump signed an agreement to build a Trump
Tower in the heart of Moscow at least Trumps fifth attempt at such a venture.
Washington Post: Since the 1980s, Trump and his family
members have made numerous trips to Moscow in search
of business opportunities, and they have relied on Russian
investors to buy their properties around the world. Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a
lot of our assets, Trumps son, Donald Jr., told a real estate
conference in 2008, according to an account posted on the
website of eTurboNews, a trade publication. We see a lot of
money pouring in from Russia.
Affiliates: Vladimir Putin, Crocus Group, Miss Universe

Dr. Svetlana B. Felitsyna


Managing Partner at Sojuzpatent

Managing Partner Felitsyna joined Sojuzpatent in 1992 and


is a member of the Intellectual Property Committee with
the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian
Federation. Sojuzpatent is one of the leading companies on
the post-Soviet space in the field of protecting intellectual
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property rights. Sojuzpatent offers a wide range of services


in all areas of Intellectual Property in the Russian Federation and internationally, including the CIS countries. Trump
hired the company to file the trademarks in that country
for properties, such as Trump Tower in 1996. In the last
decade, hes also laid legal claim to Trump, Trump International Hotel and Tower, Trump Home and the Trump
crest design in the country.
Affiliates: Alexey Zalesov, Tamara S. Fomicheva, Dmitry Yu. Ekenin

Felix Sater
Felix Henry Sater is a Russian-born American real estate developer and managing director of Bayrock Group LLC, a real
estate conglomerate based out of New York City, New York.
Sater has been an advisor to many corporations, including
The Trump Organization, Rixos Hotels and Resorts, Sembol
Construction, Potok (formerly the Mirax Group), and TxOil.
From Washington Post: The Russian-born businessman had
already done a stint in prison for stabbing a man in the face
with the stem of a margarita glass, and he was now awaiting
sentencing for his role in a Mafia-orchestrated stock fraud
scheme all the while serving as a government informant on
the mob and mysterious matters of national security.
Sater proposed that his company, would build Trump towers
in U.S. cities and across the former Soviet bloc. Sater pitched
it to Trump, who gave Saters company rights to explore
projects in Moscow as well as in Florida and New York. Anybody can come in and build a tower, Sater told potential
investors, according to testimony in a 2008 court case. I can
build a Trump Tower, because of my relationship with Trump.
Saters Trump card, as he called it, didnt work everywhere.
The Moscow deal fell apart. But their relationship continued
though just how close they were is now in dispute.
Affiliates: Bayrock Group, Tevfik Arif

Dmitry Rybolovlev
Dmitry Yevgenyevich Rybolovlev is a Russian businessman,
investor, and philanthropist. Rybolovlev owned the potash
producer Uralkali and in 2011 became the majority owner
and President of Monacos football club AS Monaco.
From CNN Money: The Maison de LAmitie is a massive
beachfront estate in Palm Beach, Florida. The 81,738 square
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foot mansion sits on 6.2 acres -- with 475-feet of sandy


beach facing the Atlantic Ocean. In a 2004 auction, Trump
snapped up the property from Gosmans Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Estate for $41 million, according to property records.
Four years later, Trump sold the mansion for $95 million.
The official deed on that deal says that Trump Properties
sold the property to County Road Property LLC. But thats
just a front. The real buyer of the property was Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev. Rybolovlev admitted it through
a spokesman in 2008, and his real estate agent on the deal
reaffirmed it to CNNMoney.
Affiliates: County Road Property LLC

ASIA
Trump World in Seoul, South Korea

Young-Sang Kim

CEO & Director of POSCO Daewoo Corporation

Kim is chief executive officer and director at POSCO Daewoo Corp. and is on the Board of Directors. Daewoo Engineering & Construction, then a builder unit of the larger
Daewoo Group first partnered with Trump in September
1997 to erect the Trump World Tower in Manhattan. Trump
then provided the lot for the South Korean company to
build condominiums. Kim received his undergraduate degree from Seoul National University.
Affiliates: In-Hwan Oh, Gyu-Cheon Yoo, Ho-Young Lee

Trump Real-Estate in Makati, Philippines

Jose E.B. Antonio

Chairman & CEO Century Properties

Antonio is one of the founders and chairman of Century and its subsidiaries. He graduated cum laude from San
Beda College, Manila in 1966 with a Bachelors Degree in
Commercial Science (major in Marketing) and received
a masters Degree in Business Management in 1968 from
Ateneo de Manilas Graduate School of Business. Chairman
Antonio also graduated from Harvard Universitys Owner/
President Management Program in 2003. Chairman Antonio served as the Philippines Special Envoy for Trade and
Economics to the Peoples Republic of China in 2005 and is
currently the chairman of Century Asia Corporation, Prestige Cars, Inc. and Philtranco Service Enterprises. He is also
the founder and chairman of the Philippine-China Business
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Council Inc. In addition, he serves as the vice chairman of


Penta Pacific Realty Corporation and Subic Air Charter, Inc.
Longtime business partner of Donald Trump, Antonio was
named new envoy to Washington for trade, investment and
economic affairs after Trump was elected President of the
United States.
Affiliates: Robbie Antonio, Philippine-China Business Council Inc.,
Harvard University

Kristina Garcia

Director for Investor Relations Century Properties


Picture N/A

Garcia is the director for Investor Relations of Century


Properties Group, Inc. (CPGI). Before joining the company,
she subsequently headed the Investor Relations divisions
at Alliance Global Group, Inc. and Megaworld Corporation.
Prior to that, Ms. Garcia was with the tax services department Isla Lipana & Co./PricewaterhouseCoopers where she
assisted multinational companies set-up operations in the
Philippines and avail of tax incentives.
Affiliates: Alliance Global Group Inc., Price Waterhouse Coopers, Megaworld Corporation

Trump Golf Courses and Hotels in India

Sagar Chordia

Director Panschshil Realty

Sagar Chordia and his brother, Atul, founded Panchshil


Realty which has built some of Pune citys most recent
landmarks including JW Marriott Hotel and a World Trade
Center. Atul got started as a property broker and set up
Panchshil in 2002 and his brother joined a year later. The
duo are building a Bulgari Hotel in the Maldives in their first
overseas venture. Sagar is #100 on Forbes Richest List.
He has a Bachelor of Arts and Economics from Pune University. Trump partnered with Panchshil Realty on one of his
two ongoing projects under construction in India.
Affiliates: Atul Chordia, JW Marriott Hotels, Forbes

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Kalpesh Menta

Managing Partner Tribeca Developers

Menta is the Founder and Managing Partner of Tribeca. He


has rich exposure to domestic and international real estate
markets, though his background is in private equity and
real estate development. Menta was one of the pioneers of
branded residences in India was responsible for bringing the
Trump Organization into India. Prior to founding Tribeca in
2012, Menta was a director with a Mumbai based real estate
development company where he was responsible for helping transform a family owned development company into a
professional outfit. Prior to that, Menta was Vice President
with the Lehman Brothers Real Estate Private Equity fund
in Mumbai, where he was instrumental in closing some of
the largest transactions in the Indian real estate sector and
managing a portfolio of over $400 million in equity which
was invested in assets valued at more than $2 billion. Prior to
Lehman Brothers, Menta was with The Carlyle Group in New
York City focusing on U.S. Real Estate investments. At Carlyle, Menta invested in and managed luxury residential development projects worth over $1 billion including one of the
largest luxury development projects on Manhattans Upper
West Side covering four city blocks. Menta received his MBA
from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania
with concentrations in Finance and Real Estate and a bachelors degree in Computer Science from The University of
Texas at Austin.
Affiliates: Lehman Brothers Real Estate, The Carlyle Group, University of
Texas at Austin

Trump Hotels in Indonesia

Hary Tanoescoedibjo

PT Media Nusantara Citra (MCN) Group

Tanoescoedibjo has been president, director and founder


of PT MNC Investama, a local conglomerate partnered with
Trump Hotel Collection, since 2009. He holds a Bachelor of
Commerce degree from Carleton University, Canada and Master of Business Administration degree from Ottawa University,
Canada. In addition to his active participation as a speaker at
various media events at national and international levels, he
teaches in the post-graduate programs of several universities
in the areas of corporate finance, investment, and management strategies. He was listed by Forbes as the 15th richest
people on Indonesia.
Affiliates: Nasdem Party, Hanura Party, Persatuan Indonesia Party

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Ivan Casadevall
MNC Vice President of Business Development

Ivan Casadevall is currently based in Jakarta Indonesia and


has devoted 23 years to the hospitality industry. He has spent
most of his time working on business development projects in
South East Asia, particularly Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Before PT MNC Land, he was the General Manager at Pan
Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort and Minor International. He graduated from The University of Tourism, Girona in Spain.
Affiliates: Bali Hospitality Forum, Travel Daily Media Group, HVS

Syafril Nasution
MNC Corporate Secretary

Mr. Syafril Nasution is a Director at PT MNC Toll Road, President Director at PT Indonesia Transport & Infrastructure
Tbk, Director-Corporate Affairs at PT Rajawali Citra Televisi
Indonesia and a Director at PT Global Mediacom Tbk. He is
on the Board of Directors at PT Media Nusantara Informasi.
Mr. Nasution was previously employed as President Director
by PT MNC Infrastruktur Utama, President Commissioner by
PT Sun Televisi Network, Chairman by Indonesia National
Air Carriers Association, President Director by PT Hikmat
Makna Aksara, and Secretary by PT Media Nusantara Citra Tbk. He received his undergraduate degree from Asian
Banking Finance & Informatics Institute Perbanas.
Affiliates: Suntv Network, PT Media Nusantara Informasi, Indonesia Air Transport

MIDDLE EAST
Trump Towers, Istanbul, Sisli

Aydin Doan

Founder of Doan Holdings

Aydin Doan is the founder of Doan Holding. Doan


Holding is one of the top industry conglomerates in Turkey
operating in the media, trade, energy, insurance and tourism industries. In 2008, Doan Holdings entered a licensing
partnership with Trump Organization. Doan developed
Trump Towers Sisli and Istanbul,which is located at the
citys central business district. During Trumps campaign,
developers of Trump Towers Istanbul announced that they
were exploring legal options to sever ties with Donald
Trump in response to his comments on temporarily banning
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Muslims from entering the United States.


We regret and condemn Trumps discriminatory remarks.
Such statements bear no value and are products of a mind
that does not understand Islam, a peace religion, at all,
said Bulent Kural, the manager of Trump shopping mall.
Our reaction has been directly expressed to the Trump
family. We are reviewing the legal dimension of our relation
with Trump brand.
Doan is still a major shareholder of the company. His
daughter Arzuhan Yalnda now serves as the chairwoman
of the company.
Affiliates: Arzuhan Yalnda, Y. Begmhan Doan Faralyal, Soner Gedik

Trump World Golf Club Dubai, UAE

Hussain Sajwani

Founder and Chairman of DAMAC Properties

Hussain Ali Sajwani founded DAMAC Properties in 2002


and serves as the chairman and CEO. Mr. Sajwani serves as
a member of Management Board at Oman United Insurance
Company SAOG, chairman at Al Jazeira Services Co SAOG,
chairman of Al-Ahlia Insurance Company BSC, chairman
of Majan University College and many more. Trump World
Golf Dubai was built by DAMAC Properties. During Trumps
campaign, Sajwani said, We made a deal with Trump as an
organization; they know how to run golf courses, shrugs
Sajwani. We stay away from politics.
Affiliates: Ziad El Chaar, Adil Taqi, Niall McLoughlin

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Appendix:
Trump Transition Team
Agency Action
Ron Nicol
Nicol oversees the South System of The Boston Consulting Group (BCG)- an area that includes the Dallas office,
which Nicol opened in 1994, and the Miami, Atlanta, and
Houston offices. At BCG, Nicol focuses on telecommunications and airlines. He specializes in strategy development,
organization transformation and delayering, customer
discovery, merger and acquisition advice, and the development of major cost-reduction programs. Previously, Nicol
held senior positions with Babcock and Wilcox and was a
US naval officer.
Affiliations: Duke University, Fuqua School of Business; The Boston Consulting Group; United States Naval Academy

Defense
Joseph Keith Kellogg
Kellogg served for nearly three decades in the Army until
his retirement in 2003. Since then, Kellogg has served on a
number of boards, including at GTSI, which primarily provides computer software to government agencies. From
2005 until 2009, he was an executive vice president at
CACI International, a Virginia-based intelligence consulting
firm. He served as chief operating officer of the Coalition
Provisional Authority in Baghdad, Iraq, from November
2003 through March 2004. The authority was the de facto
government installed by the U.S. after its March 2003 invasion of Iraq, and its performance is often judged as a failure.
Affiliations: US Army, CACI International

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Mira Ricardel, Defense


Ricardel is currently a consultant at Federal Budget IQ.
Federal Budget IQ offers government affairs consulting
services. Before joining Federal Budget IQ, she was Vice
President at Boeing in business development. There she
led, developed and oversaw the implementation of growth
strategies. She specializes in network and space systems
and strategic missile and defense systems. Prior to her work
at Boeing, Ricardel worked for the United States Department of Defense. From 2003 to 2005, Ricardel was Assistant Secretary of Defense (Acting) for International Security Policy. From 2001 to 2003, Ricardel was the Deputy
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Eurasia.
Affiliations: Freedom House; Boeing; Georgetown, The Fletcher School,
Chris Christie

Michael Meese, VA
Meese is an adjunct professor at Georgetown Universitys
Center for Security Studies. There he teaches about the
Economics of War. He is also the COO of the American
Armed Forces Mutual Aid Association, which assists the
American Armed Forces community with insurance, financial planning, survivor assistance, and other benefits.
In 2013, after 32 years in the Army, he retired from his
position as the Professor and Head of the Department of
Social Sciences at West Point. There he taught economics
and national security courses and led the 70 military and
civilian faculty members in the Department, the Combating
Terrorism Center, and the Office of Economic and Manpower Analysis, who teach political science, economics, and
terrorism-related courses. He has also taught as a Visiting
Professor at Princeton University and as a member of the
National War College Faculty. He is currently a Visiting
Distinguished Research Fellow, National Defense University
(NDU) Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS).
In addition to teaching, he served in a variety of strategic
political-military positions including deployments to combat zones for over 31 months. In 2010-2011, he deployed
for a full year as the Assistant Chief of Staff for the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan having
previously served in Iraq as a senior policy advisor for
Commanding Generals on four separate three-month tours,
including developing the responsible withdrawal plan in
2009, the strategic assessment in summer 2007, and the
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surge campaign plan in early 2007. In Washington, he was


the Executive Director of the Secretary of the Armys Transition Team in 2005 and was co-director of the Department
of Defense Panel on Commercialization and Globalization
(the Dawkins Panel) in 1999.
Affiliations: United States Military Academy, National War College, Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University; Georgetown

National Security
Lt. General Ron Burgess (Ret.)
Burgess will lead Trumps transition team for intelligence
matters. Burgess is a retired United States Army Lieutenant
General. His last military assignment was as the 17th Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency and Commander of
the Joint Functional Component Command for Intelligence,
Surveillance and Reconnaissance (JFCC-ISR). Prior to that,
he was Director of the Intelligence Staff in the Office of the
Director of National Intelligence. In June 2006, Burgess
was selected by President Bush to serve as acting Principal
Deputy Director of National Intelligence through October
2007; he served in this position again in January - February
of 2009. Starting in 2005, Burgess was the Deputy Director
of National Intelligence for Customer Outcomes until becoming Director of Intelligence Staff in 2007.
After officially retiring from the Army in 2012, Burgess
received the National Intelligence Distinguished Service
Medal from Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper, Jr. He also received the Defense Distinguished Service
Medal 1OLC for his service as the DIA Director. In 2012, Lieutenant General Burgess joined Auburn University as Senior
Counsel for National Security Programs, Cyber Programs
and Military Affairs.
Affiliations: U.S. Army; Defense Intelligence Agency; Auburn University;
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Jim Carafano
Carafano is a 25-year Army Veteran and a leading expert in national security and foreign policy challenges with a masters and
doctorate from Georgetown University. He is The Heritage Foundations Vice President of Foreign and Defense Policy Studies, the
E. W. Richardson Fellow, and Director of the Kathryn and Shelby
Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies. His recent research
has focused on developing the national security required to secure the long-term interests of the United States -- protecting the
public, providing for economic growth and preserving civil liberties. He is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University and
serves as a visiting professor at National Defense University. He
currently sits on the Board of Advisors for Daniel Morgan Academy. He is also the author of the e-book, Surviving the End, which
addresses emergency preparedness. He is also the president of a
nonprofit organization, Esprit de Corps, which educates the public
about veteran affairs. In this capacity, he co-produced and cowrote the documentary Veteran Nation, an official selection of
the 2013 G.I. Film Festival. He also writes a weekly column for The
Washington Examiner.
Previously, he was a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and
Budgetary Assessments, a Washington policy institute dedicated
to defense issues. He also previously served as an assistant professor at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., and as director of military studies at the Armys Center of Military History. He
taught at Mount Saint Mary College in New York and was a fleet
professor at the U.S. Naval War College.
Connections: Daniel Morgan Academy; Esprit de Corps, The Heritage Foundation;
Georgetown University; National Defense University; The Washington Examiner

Cindy Hayden
Cindy Hayden of tobacco company Altria will be in charge
of the Homeland Security transition. In 2002, Hayden became Chief Minority Counsel to the Administrative Oversight Committee of the US Senates Judiciary Committee.
In 2004, she travelled to the battleground states to aid the
Republican election efforts. In 2008, she became Director
of Federal Government Relations, Altria Client Services.
Affiliations: Altria Client Services

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Matthew Freedman
Matthew Freedman is expected to head the National Security Council transition team.
A national security and economic development expert,
Freedman has served in ten US government agencies including as a civilian Senior Advisor to Defense Intelligence
Agency, US Special Operations Command, US Pacific Fleet,
Department of Defense, and Department of Energy. He
currently serves as CEO of Global Impact, Inc., providing
both the public and private sectors global strategic advisory services and developing and implementing innovative
technology solutions. He has thirty years of experience
leading corporate and business development programs and
projects overseas.
Previously, he served as the White House Transition Director
reporting to Secretary of State Colin Powell for the Agency
for International Development, the Trade and Development
Agency, and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation.
Later, he was appointed Deputy to the US Ambassador to
the United Nations, Special Advisor to the Under Secretary
of State for Arms Control and International Security, and
Counselor, Bureau of Verification, Compliance and Implementation at the State Department. At the Defense Department he served as Senior Advisor, Department of the Navy.
He was also appointed to the Advisory Board for Africa of
the Overseas Private Investment Corporation.
Freedman served as Chief of Party for numerous national
and global efforts on behalf of the World Bank, the USG, and
the private sector where he hired and managed in-country
staffs spanning from Russia to the Philippines. He has also
managed numerous international electoral campaigns to
promote the rule of law from South Africa to South Korea.
Affiliations: Global Impact, Defense Intelligence Agency, US Special Operations Command, US Pacific Fleet, Department of Defense, Department of
Energy, Sec. of State Colin Powell, Agency for International Development,
Trade and Development Agency, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Defense Dept., Dept. of the
Navy, World Bank

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Kevin OConnor
Kevin OConnor serves on the Trump transition team as a
national security advisor, specifically focusing on the Justice Department. He is the Managing Director and General
Counsel for Point72 Asset Management. He joined Point72
from United Technologies Corporation, where he served as
Vice President of Global Ethics & Compliance.
Prior to joining UTC, OConnor was a partner and chair of the
white collar practice group at the law firm Bracewell & Giuliani.
OConnor previously served as the United States Attorney
for Connecticut from 2002-2008, and as Associate Attorney General of the United States from 2008-2009. During
his tenure at the Department of Justice, he also served as
Associate Deputy Attorney General, Chief of Staff to the
Attorney General, and chair of the Departments Intellectual
Property Task Force. He previously worked in the Division
of Enforcement of the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, and began his career as a law clerk at the U.S. Court of
Appeals for the Second Circuit.
OConnor received his B.A. from the University of Notre
Dame and his law degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law.
Affiliations: Trinity Health-New England, Securities & Exchange Commission,
Department of Justice, United Technologies, Point72 Asset Management

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Economic Issues
Bill Walton
William Walton is currently serving on the Trump transition
team as an advisor on economic issues. Walton is the Chairman of Rappahannock Ventures LLC, a private equity firm,
and Rush River Entertainment, a feature film production.
He has an extensive background in finance, general management, private equity, strategic planning, mergers and
acquisitions, entrepreneurship, commercial lending, private
sector educational services and art management. Walton
also served as the Vice President of the Council for National
Policy and a Senior Fellow for Discovery Institutes Center
on Wealth, Poverty and Morality.
Walton served as chairman of the board and CEO of Allied
Capital Corporation from 1997-2009. Earlier in his career, he
worked as a Managing Director of Butler Capital Corporation. In addition, he founded two education service providers, including Language Odyssey and SuccessLab.
After serving in the U.S. Army as a Specialist at the Pentagon, Walton received his B.S. from Indiana University and
his MBA from Indians Kelley School of Business. He is married with two children.
Affiliations: Rappahannock Ventures LLC, Rush River Entertainment, Allied Capital Corporation, Media Research Center, National Gallery of Art,
American Enterprise Institute, Financial Services Roundtable, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, DC Federal City Council, National Venture Capital Association, DC National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship, National
Rifle Association, MENSA

David Malpass
David Malpass is serving on the Trump transition team as an
advisor on economic issues, with a focus on the Treasury Department. Malpass is president of Encima Global, an economic
research and consulting firm. He was formerly Bear Stearns
chief economist.
Malpass is the author of a Current Events column in Forbes
magazine. From 1984-1993, Malpass held senior economic appointments during the Reagan and Bush administrations. He
served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Developing Nations,
the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and Senior Analyst
for Taxes and Trade at the Senate Budget committee. From
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1977-1983, he worked in Portland, Oregon as a Certified Public


Accountant with Arthur Andersens systems consulting group.
He received his B.A. from Colorado College and MBA from the
University of Denver. In addition, he studied international economics at Georgetown Universitys School of Foreign Service,
and speaks Spanish, French, and Russian.
Affiliations: New Mountain Finance Corporation, UBS Funds, the Manhattan Institute, Gary Klinsky Childrens Center, Economic Club of New York,
Bear Stearns, Encima Global

Ray Washburne
Ray Washburne is serving on the Trump transition team as
an economic policy advisor, focusing specifically on commerce. He was previously Chairman of the 2016 Trump
Victory Committee during the campaign.
A Dallas-based investor and the vice chairman of the 2016
Trump Victory Committee. He was formerly the RNC finance chairman, who stepped down in 2015 to lead Governor Chris Christies finance team. He has been Chief Executive Officer of Charter Holdings since 1990. He is also the
Managing Partner at HP Village Partners Ltd. In addition, he
serves on the board of directors for M Crowd Restaurant,
which he co-founded in 1991, and as a Director of Baylor
Health Care System Foundation.
Affiliations: Charter Holdings Ltd., HP Village Partners Ltd., M Crowd
Restaurant, Baylor Health Care System Foundation, Entrust Inc., Veritex
Holdings, Colonial Bank, Southern Methodist 21-st Century Council, Dallas
Citizens Council

Dan DiMicco
Dan DiMicco is serving as an economic advisor for the
Trump transition team, focusing on the U.S. Trade Representative. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer for
Nucor Corporation, which he joined in 1982.
DiMicco was appointed to the United States Manufacturing
Council in 2008 by then-U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos
M. Gutierrez, and served on the board until 2011. In addition, he served on the boards of the National Association of
Manufacturers and the World Steel Association on the Executive Committee. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Duke Energy Corporation and represents Nucor
at the U.S. Council on Competitiveness and the Coalition for
a Prosperous America.
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DiMicco graduated from Brown University with a B.S. in


Engineering, Metallurgy and Materials Science, and received
his M.S. from the University of Pennsylvania.
Affiliations: Nucor Corporation, American Iron and Steel Institute, Duke
Energy Carolinas LLC, U.S. Council on Competitiveness, Coalition for a
Prosperous America, National Association of Manufacturers

Paul Atkins
Paul Atkins serves on the Trump transition team as an
economic advisor, focusing specifically on independent
financial agencies. Atkins is the Chief Executive Officer of
Patomak Global Partners LLC, which provides consulting
services on financial industry matters. He is also an independent director and non-executive chairman of the board
of BATS Global Markets Inc.
Atkins was appointed by President George W. Bush to be
Commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission
in 2002, where he served until 2008. Previous to this appointment, he served on the staff of two former chairmen
of the SEC as executive assistant and counsellor. He began
his career as a lawyer in New York City with Davis Polk &
Wardwell, and was resident for 2.5 years in his firms Paris
office and admitted as conseil juridique in France in 1988.
Atkins received his J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of
Law. He is married with three sons.
Affiliations: Securities and Exchange Commission, Patomak Global Partners
LLC, BATS Global Markets, The Federalist Society, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Christine Toretti
Christine Toretti is serving on the Trump transition team as an
economic advisor, focusing specifically on the Small Business
Administration. Toretti is the Chairman and CEO of S.W. Jack
Drilling Co., the largest privately held land-based drilling company in the U.S. The company was founded by Torettis grandfather, and she assumed control of the company in 1990.
Toretti founded the Anne Anstine Excellence in Public Service
Series, a training program to educate, empower and advance
Republican women. She was appointed to the Pennsylvania
State System of Higher Education in 1995. In addition, she was
appointed to the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission,
the Rural Telephone Bank, the National Petroleum Council and
the Advisory Board for the U.S. Secretary of Energy in the past.
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In 1997, she was elected RNC National Committeewoman from


Pennsylvania, and was a key player in Bushs 2000 election.
Affiliations: National Council of Colonial Williamsburg, Indiana Hospital,
Indiana Chamber of Commerce, The Committee of 200, S.W. Jack Drilling
Co., Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission, Rural Telephone Bank,
National Petroleum Council

Jeff Eisenach
Jeff Eisenach is serving on the Trump transition team as
an economic advisor, focusing specifically on the Federal
Communications Commission. Eisenach is the Managing
Director of NERA Economic Consultings Communication,
Media, and Internet practice. In addition, he is a visiting
scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and an Adjunct
Professor at George Mason University Law School.
Eisenach has served in senior policy positions at the U.S.
Federal Trade Commission and the White House Office
of Management and Budget. He was previously faculty at
Harvard Universitys Kennedy School of Government and
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Eisenach has written or editied 19 books and monographs
focusing on economic issues. He was formerly managing director and principal at Navigant Economics, and before that
he served as Chairman of Empiris LLC, Criterion Economics
and CapAnalysis LLC.
Affiliations: NERA Economic Consulting, Navigant Economics LLC, George
Mason Universit, Economic Club of Washington, Pew Project, Empiris LLC,
Cirterion Economics LLC, CapAnalysis Group LLC, Progress & Freedom
Foundation, Washington Policy Group Inc., Federal Trade Commission,
American Enterprise Institute

Michael Korbey
Michael Korbey is serving on the Trump transition team as an
economic advisor, focusing specifically on the Social Security Administration. Korbey served in the Reagan, George H.W.
Bush and George W. Bush administrations as a senior executive in six federal agencies, including as a Senior Advisor
to the Principal Deputy Commissioner at the Social Security
Administration, Executive Director of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHA), Deputy Assistant
Secretary for Policy and Administration at OSHA, and Comptroller at the U.S. Department of Education.

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In addition to public service, Korbey served nine years as


the Director of Public Policy and Legislative Affairs for the
United Seniors Association. He also previously worked as a
political aide to Richard A. Viguerie.
Korbey worked with the American Civil Rights Union, a conservative organization, as the Managing Director in 2014.
Affiliations: Conservative Caucus, Social Security Administration, United
Seniors Association

Domestic Issues
Ken Blackwell
Ken Blackwell is serving on Trumps transition team as
head of domestic policy issues. Blackwell is an American politician and activist who served as the mayor of
Cincinnati, Ohio from 1979 to 1980, the Ohio State Treasurer from 1994 to 1999 and Ohio Secretary of State
from 1999 to 2007.
Blackwell served in the administration of President
George H.W. Bush as undersecretary in the Department
of Housing and Urban Development from 1989 to 1990.
President Bush appointed Blackwell ambassador to the
United Nations Commission on Human Rights, where he
served from 1992 to 1993.
He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations
and the Board of Adivsors of the Jewish Institute for
National Security Affairs.
Blackwell received his both his B.S. and M.A. from
Xavier University.
Affiliations: National Rifle Association, Family Research Council, National Federatoin of Republican Assemblies, United Nations Human Rights
Commission, Timothy Plan, International Foundation for Electoral Systems,
United States Air Force Academy Foundation, Becket Fund for Religious
Liberty, Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund

Mike McKenna
McKenna is a long time Republican political strategist and
the President of MWR Strategies, which focuses on energy related lobbying. He has lobbied for the Dow Chemical
Company, Southern Company, and Koch Companies Public
Sector. McKenna served as the director of policy and ex74

ternal affairs for the Virginia Department of Environmental


Quality under Governor George Allen and was an external
relations specialist for the Energy Department under President George H.W. Bushs administration.
McKenna was hired by the Trump campaign to lead the Department of Energy transition team.
Affiliations: American Energy Alliance; Institute for Energy Research

Myron Ebell
Ebell, the director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, an organization funded by the Koch brothers and several oil and gas
companies. He chairs the Cooler Heads Coalition, which
brings together nonprofit groups that question global
warming alarmism and oppose energy rationing policies.
Ebell has been critical of climate change actions throughout his career.
Most recently, Ebell was selected by President-Elect Donald
Trump to lead the Environmental Protection Agency
transition team.
Affiliations: Competitive Enterprise Institute; Cooler Heads Coalition;

Steve Hart
Steve Hart is expected to serve on the Labor Department
transition team.
Hart has been named one of Washingtons top lobbyists
by Washingtonian magazine and The Hill newspaper. Most
recently, in 2011, he was listed by Chambers USA as one of
the nations top government affairs lawyers and partners at
one of the nations top government affairs firms, Williams &
Jensen. He is also recognized as one of the top fundraisers
by National Journal. Hart concentrates his practice on tax,
employee benefits, energy, transportation, entertainment
industry, and telecommunication issues, representing client
interests in legislative and regulatory initiatives.
During the first administration of Ronald Reagan, Hart was
the Justice Department Special Assistant in charge of processing Federal judicial nominations. He also served at the
Office of Management and Budget on the Presidents Reorganization Task Force on ERISA, at the Labor Department
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in the Pension Welfare Benefits Program, and at the Pension Benefits Guaranty Corporation.
In addition to his legal experience, Hart is a CPA and
worked on the tax staff of a major accounting firm before
attending law school. He currently sits on the board of The
Congressional Awards Foundation, a federally chartered
youth organization. He is currently a board member and
also a past president of the Lung Cancer Alliance. He is an
Arthur Barto Adams Fellow at the Michael F. Price School of
Business Administration (Oklahoma University).
Affiliations: Williams & Jensen, Chambers USA, Dept. of Justice, Office of
Management and Budget, Labor Department, Lung Cancer Alliance, Oklahoma University Michael F. Price School of Business Administration

Andrew Bremberg
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Andrew Bremberg is a policy adviser to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and a former Department of
Health and Human Services (HHS) official under Bush. He
is expected to serve on the HHS transition team. He joined
the Wisconsin governors Our American Revival group,
which serves as Walkers political platform. There, he oversaw developing both domestic and foreign policy for Our
American Revival as Walker seeks to beef up foreign policy
expertise on his nascent campaign.
Affiliations: Scott Walker for America, Sen. Mitch McConnell, MITRE, Department of Health and Human Services

Shirley Ybarra
Shirley Ybarra is expected to head the Department of
Transportation transition team. Ybarra is a former senior
transportation policy analyst at Reason Foundation, a
nonprofit think tank advancing free minds and free markets. Ybarra served as Secretary of Transportation for the
Commonwealth of Virginia from 1998 to 2002, overseeing a budget of $3.2 billion and a staff of 13,000 people.
Between 1994 and 1998, Ybarra was Virginias Deputy
Secretary of Transportation. Ybarra also served as senior
policy advisor and special assistant for policy for U.S.
Secretary of Transportation Elizabeth Dole from 1983 to
1987. In that role, Ybarra managed the transfer and privatization of Dulles and National Airports to the Washington Metropolitan Airport Authority. Ybarra authored
Virginias Public-Private Transportation Act of 1995, con76

sidered the model public-private partnership legislation


in the United States.
Affiliations: Reason Foundation, Virginia Department of Transportation,
American Road and Transportation Builders Association, Fmr. Gov., Sen.
And Rep. George Allen

Williamson Bill Evers


Bill Evers is expected to head Trumps education transition
team. Ever is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution
and a member of the Institutions Koret Task Force on K12
Education. He specializes in research on education policy
especially as it pertains to curriculum, teaching, testing, accountability, and school finance from kindergarten through
high school.
Evers served as an assistant secretary for policy at the U.S.
Department of Education from 2007 to 2009, and also was
an adviser to former U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret
Spellings in 2007 under President George W. Bush. Evers
has an extensive background in academic standards. He was
appointed by two former California governors, Pete Wilson
and Arnold Schwarzenegger, to serve on two separate standards commissions. And hes been a big critic of the Common Core State Standards. In a 2015 op-ed for Education
Week, for example, Evers said advocates of the common
core were subverting a key aspect of the American civic
system. Hes also written about struggling schools, mathematics, and school funding, among other topics. Evers has
served on a county board of education in California, where
hes also been on the board of directors for a charter school.
He also spent six months in Iraq in 2003 as an education
adviser to the countrys transitional government.
He has written opinion columns that have appeared in
Education Week, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal,
Los Angeles Times, and Christian Science Monitor. He is a
member of the editorial board of Education Next (formerly
Education Matters).
Affiliations: Hoover Institution, Koret Task Force, Margaret Spellings,
Coalition Provisional Authority, Fmr. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, California State Academic Content Standards Commission, California State
Commission for the Establishment of Academic Content and Performance
Standards, Santa Clara County Board of Education, East Palo Alto Charter
School, Education Matters

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Gerard Robinson
Gerard Robinson is speculated to join Trumps education
transition team, however was not listed on the agency action team structure chart released following Trumps win.
Robinson is a resident fellow at the American Enterprise
Institute (AEI), where he works on education policy issues
including choice in public and private schools, regulatory
development and implementation of K-12 laws, the role of
for-profit institutions in education, prison education and
reentry, rural education, and the role of community colleges
and Historically Black Colleges and Universities in adult
advancement. Before working at AEI, he led the state department of education in Virginia, then in Florida. Robinson
served as the Florida Commissioner of Education from June
21, 2011 to August 31, 2012. He was also president of the
Black Alliance for Educational Options. Robinsons recent
work and writings at AEI focus on school choice, race and
criminal justice reform.
Affiliations: American Enterprise, Black Alliance for Educational Options,
UniversityNow, Florida Department of Education

David Bernhardt
David Bernhardt, the co-chair of the natural resources department at the firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck and
a George W. Bush Interior Department official, will lead the
transitions Interior Department team. Bernhardt, a veteran
hand at Interior, served as deputy chief of staff and director of congressional and legislative affairs before becoming
solicitor. His current lobbying clients, according to congressional disclosures, are the recreational company Active
Network LLC and Californias Westlands Water District. Bernhardt is co-chair of the firms Natural Resources Department and represents a wide range of clients in rulemakings,
regulatory enforcement proceedings, adjudications and
permitting reviews. His multidisciplinary practice provides
advocacy and advice to clients on issues originating from
Federal administrative agencies, the White House, Congress
and the courts, with special emphasis on issues, transactions and cases related to the environment, energy, natural
resources and wildlife.
In 2006, Bernhardt was unanimously confirmed by the
United States Senate to serve as the Solicitor of the Department of the Interior. Prior to serving as Solicitor, he
held several high level positions with the Interior including:
Deputy Solicitor, Deputy Chief of Staff, Counselor to the
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Secretary of the Interior, and Director of the Office of Congressional and Legislative Affairs.
In addition to his responsibilities at the Department of Interior, in 2007 Bernhardt was appointed by President Bush to
lead the International Boundary Commission between the
United States and Canada where he was responsible, along
with his Canadian counterpart, for maintaining the 5,525mile international boundary between these two nations.
Affiliations: Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, Pres. George W. Bush, Active
Network LLC, Department of the Interior, International Boundary Commission

Michael Torrey
Michael Torrey, a veteran food and agriculture lobbyist, is
leading President-elect Donald Trumps transition effort for
the Department of Agriculture.
As principal and founder of Michael Torrey Associates, Torrey provides overall firm guidance and management, fosters
relationships with influential leaders in Congress and the
administration, leads client development efforts and handles issues management for clients. He specializes in food,
agriculture, risk management and financial services. He
has served as advisor to presidential candidate and Senate
Majority Leader Bob Dole, an advisor to Senators Nancy
Landon Kassebaum and Sheila Frahm, deputy chief of staff
at USDA, special assistant at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and has served in numerous roles for state
and national trade associations including the International
Dairy Foods Association and Kansas Grain and Feed Association/Kansas Fertilizer and Chemical Association.
Affiliations: Michael Torrey Associates, Sen. Bob Dole, International Dairy
Foods Association, Kansas Grain and Feed Association, Kansas Fertilizer
and Chemical Association, Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau

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Management/Budget
Ed Meese
Ed Meese is expected to serve on the Trump transition
group focused on the Executive Office of the President,
which includes the Office of Management and Budget.
Meese is an American attorney, law professor, author and
member of the Republican Party who served in official capacities within the Ronald Reagan Gubernatorial Administration (19671974), the Reagan Presidential Transition Team
(1980) and the Reagan White House (19811985), eventually
rising to hold the position of the 75th Attorney General of
the United States (19851988), a position from which he resigned while under investigation from a special prosecutor.
The former attorney general was among many prominent
conservatives who slammed Trumps candidacy in a special
issue of National Review in January.
He currently holds fellowships and chairmanships with
several public policy councils and think-tanks, including the
Constitution Project and the Heritage Foundation. He is
also a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.
He currently sits on the National Advisory Board of Center
for Urban Renewal and Education. He is on the board of directors of The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy
Studies. He has served on the board of Cornerstone closed
end funds.
Affiliations: National Review, Constitution Project, Heritage Foundation,
Hoover Institution, Stanford University, National Advisory Board of Center
for Urban Renewal and Education, Cornerstone

Kay Coles James


Kay Coles James is expected to serve on the Trump transition group focused on the Executive Office of the President,
which includes the Office of Management and Budget.
James most recently served as a Senior Fellow and Director
of The Citizenship Project at the Heritage Foundation. She
led Heritages efforts to restore a strong ethic of citizenship
and civic responsibility and provided expert opinion to elected and appointed officials nationwide on issues affecting
parents, their children and society.
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Prior to joining Heritage, James served as Dean of the


School of Government at Regent University and Chair of
the National Gambling Impact Study Commission. James
served as Secretary of Health and Human Resources for
former Virginia Governor George Allen where she designed
and implemented Virginias landmark welfare reform initiative. Under former President Bush, James was an Assistant
Secretary for Health and Human Services.
Before serving in the Allen Administration, James was
senior vice president of the Family Research Council in
Washington, D.C. She also served under President George
H. W. Bush as associate director of the White House Office
of National Drug Control Policy and as assistant secretary
for public affairs at the US. Department of Health and Human Services. She was appointed by President Reagan and
re-appointed by President George H. W. Bush as head of
the National Commission on Children. James has served on
the Fairfax County and Virginia State Boards of Education,
as well as the boards of the Coalition of Christian Colleges
and Universities, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and
Young Life.
Affiliations: Heritage Foundation, Regent University, National Gambling
Impact Study Commission, Fmr. Gov. George Allen, Pres. George H. W.
Bush, National Commission on Children, Fairfax County and Virginia State
Boards of Education, Coalition of Christian Colleges and Universities, the
Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Young Life, Amerigroup, Inc., PhyCor, Inc.,
Focus on the Family, the Center for Jewish and Christian Values

Paul Winfree
Paul Winfree is expected to serve on the OMB transition team.
Winfree, an economist and leading voice in Washington for free
markets and fiscal responsibility, is director of the Thomas A. Roe
Institute for Economic Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation.
He also is the think tanks inaugural Richard F. Aster fellow.
On the Senate staff as well as at The Heritage Foundation, Winfree has fought for opportunity for all and a smaller, less expensive,
less intrusive, and more effective government. Winfree, previously
a senior policy analyst in Heritages Center for Data Analysis, returned to the think tank in 2015 after serving as director of income
security at the Senate Committee on the Budget. He was responsible for the committees work on tax, health, and welfare policy.
He also helped develop legislative proposals, including congressional budget resolutions and annual appropriations bills.
Affiliations: Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies, Heritage Foundation, Senate Committee on the Budget

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