Donald Trump names JPMorgan, Blackstone CEOs to advisory board

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President-elect Donald Trump’s latest selection of leaders involves a new idea: the President’s Strategic and Policy Forum.

The group is comprised of 16 CEOs, which includes Stephen Schwarzman, chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder of Blackstone, and Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase. Schwarzman will also be the Forum chairman.

Rumors originally swirled around Dimon being selected as U.S. Treasury secretary, but Trump recently selected Steve Mnuchin to fill the position.

According to a release put out by Blackstone, the group “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.”

“This forum brings together CEOs and business leaders who know what it takes to create jobs and drive economic growth,” said President-elect Trump. “My administration is committed to drawing on private sector expertise and cutting the government red tape that is holding back our businesses from hiring, innovating, and expanding right here in America.”

Blackstone explained that members of the Forum are charged with providing their individual views to the president on how government policy impacts economic growth, job creation, and productivity.

The Trump Administration will host the first meeting of the Forum at The White House during the first week of February.

Check here for a full list of the CEOs, along with some background on each person. 

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