Many new nominations have been getting attention in the Trump administration and are certainly worth noting and learning about in more detail.
Last week, President Trump nominated Patrick Shanahan to be the deputy Defense secretary. Shanahan has, most recently, been Boeing’s Senior Vice President for Supply Chain and Operations. Prior to this, he was the Senior President of Airplane Programs at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, where he was in charge of overseeing the 737, 747, 767, 777 and 787 programs. He was also the Vice President and General Manager of Boeing Missile Defense Systems.
Thursday, Trump also nominated David Joel Trachtenberg to be the Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. He is currently the President and CEO of Shortwaver Consulting which is a national security consultancy. In the past, he was the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy and he was also a staff member with the House Armed Services Committee.
In other news, James Donovan from Goldman Sachs was asked by President Trump to be Deputy Treasury Secretary. As number two at the Treasury Department, Jim Donovan will assist Steven Mnuchin in carrying out the economic policies put forth by the administration. Donovan joined Goldman Sachs in 1993 and has spent his entire career there, becoming a partner in 2000. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Virginia School of Law.