Saturday, December 3, 2016

Trump Creates The 'President’s Strategic and Policy Forum'

President-elect Donald J. Trump on Friday announced that he is establishing the President’s Strategic and Policy Forum.

The Forum is composed of top U.S. business leaders and will be chaired by Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder of Blackstone.

The first meeting with Trump of the Forum will be held at The White House during the first week of February.

The members of the Forum include:

  • 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;
It is good to see that Dimon is a member. As I have written in the past, I actually believe he has a very good grasp of what is actually going on in the economy (One of the very few). He is also tough enough to speak his own mind to Trump.

I am not so impressed with others on the list and there are others whose thinking I am not familiar with.

If the economy is to be saved from total crazed measures, it may only be because Dimon is a member of this forum.


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