President-elect Donald Trump announced Friday the 16 business executives who will form his “Strategic and Policy Forum,” a group designed to advise him on job growth.
“The Forum, which is composed of some of America’s most highly respected and successful business leaders, will be called upon to meet with the President frequently to share their specific experience and knowledge as the President implements his plan to bring back jobs and Make America Great Again,” a statement released by his transition team said.
Stephen A. Schwarzman, the CEO and co-founder of investment company Blackstone, will head the group. General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra, JPMorgan Chase Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon and Walt Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger will all take part in the forum.
Barra said in a statement after the announcement that joining the forum “offers us a seat at an important table where we can contribute to a constructive and open dialogue about key policy issues.”
The full list is below, from the Trump transition team:
Stephen A. Schwarzman (Forum Chairman), Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder of Blackstone;
Paul Atkins, CEO, Patomak Global Partners, LLC, Former Commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission;
Mary Barra, Chairman and CEO, General Motors;
Toby Cosgrove, CEO, Cleveland Clinic;
Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO, JPMorgan Chase & Co;
Larry Fink, Chairman and CEO, BlackRock;
Bob Iger, Chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company;
Rich Lesser, President and CEO, Boston Consulting Group;
Doug McMillon, President and CEO, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.;
Jim McNerney, Former Chairman, President, and CEO, Boeing;
Adebayo “Bayo” Ogunlesi, Chairman and Managing Partner, Global Infrastructure Partners;
Ginni Rometty, Chairman, President, and CEO, IBM;
Kevin Warsh, Shepard Family Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Economics, Hoover Institute, Former Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System;
Mark Weinberger, Global Chairman and CEO, EY;
Jack Welch, Former Chairman and CEO, General Electric;
Daniel Yergin, Pulitzer Prize-winner, Vice Chairman of IHS Markit
A council of advisers focused on job growth is normal protocol. President Obama
created one in 2011, which included McNerney and was led by Jeffrey Immelt, the CEO of General Electric.
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