Donald J Trump administration

With Think Tank and other free society organizations connection:

Mike Pence:  Vice President, former head of the Indiana Policy Review Foundation. Participated at two events co-sponsored by Atlas

Kevin Allen Hassett: Former Searle fellow at AEI, the 29th chair of the Council of Economic Advisers. '

Tyler Beck Goodspeed: Senior Economist, Council of Economics Advisers, presented a paper at the Mont Pelerin Society meeting in Miami 2016.

Betsy DeVos: Secretary of Education, for ten years trustee at the Acton Institute in Grand Rapids Michigan

Elaine Chao: Secretary of Labor, senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, former senior Distinguished Fellow at Heritage Foundation

Adam Kissel: deputy assistant secretary for higher education programs, formerly of the Koch Foundation and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education,

Ken Blackwell: Member of the Bipartisan Presidential Commission on Election Integrity, member of the board of Grove City College, and Family Research Council (and several others)

Adam Lerrick Currently serving as Deputy Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Finance, he is Donald Trump's nominee for Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for International Finance
Former director of the Galliot Center at Carnegie Mellon University (2001-2009). More recently he has been a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, where he focused on international economic issues. He is known for his work on international financial crises, particularly in Greece, Cyprus, Iceland, and Argentina, where he led the negotiation team of the largest foreign creditor in the restructuring of the country’s $100 billion debt. He has a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an A.B. in economics from Princeton University. His earlier studies in mathematics were done in France. He worked closely with Allan Meltzer and Henry Galliot (both Mont Pelerin Society Members)

Mark Calabria Chief economist for Vice President Michael Pence, prior to that he was director of financial regulation studies at the Cato Institute. Ph.D. from George Mason University. His doctoral advisor was Richard Wagner.

Jerry Ellig: Chief economist for the Federal Communications Commission, had been at Mercatus, at George Mason University, since 1996.

Sebastian Gorka: Resigned, week of August 21-25  his position was "new" so WH has not released a formal explanation. He served as Deputy Assistant to the President. He had a think tank in Hungary supported by Atlas, The Earhart Foundation and others. He was a speaker at one of the VIP receptions prior to an Atlas Freedom Dinner.

Katharine Cornell Gorka: Adviser to the Department of Homeland Security. Former director of the Westminster Institute, McLean, VA. Married to Sebastian Gorka. 

Victoria Coates is a member of the Donald Trump administration’s National Security Council, where she is senior director for strategic assessments. former director of former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, and adjunct fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

David Kreutzer, former Heritage senior research fellow, energy economics and climate change.While at Heritage, Kreutzer worked to bring President Obama’s radical EPA back into line with its purpose of protecting land, air, and water – not seizing control of the economy. Kreutzer is now working on a “beachhead team” within the EPA

James Sherk, former Heritage research fellow, labor economics. Sherk’s research has helped right-to-work states resist union coercion and bad labor policy. Sherk will now take on a role at the Department of Labor.

Justin Johnson, former Heritage senior policy analyst for defense budgeting policy. While at Heritage, Johnson conducted important research on how to achieve a fully-equipped, combat-ready military, as outlined in his recent Heritage report “Congress Should Enact a Strong Defense Budget in FY 2017.” Johnson will now be working on related matters at the Pentagon.

Nick Yonkovich, former Heritage staff accountant. Yonkovich is serving on a beachhead team at the Department of Transportation.

Michael Costigan, former Heritage senior advisor for strategic outreach. Costigan is currently a member of a beachhead team within the Department of Commerce and will soon be serving as assistant to the Secretary of Commerce.

Ryan Nichols, former associate director of coalition relations. Over the past five years, Nichols has helped unite and strengthen the conservative movement. He is working on a beachhead team within the Department of Interior.

Russ Vought, former Heritage Action vice president of grassroots outreach. At Heritage Action, Vought helped rally conservatives around a vision of a dramatically downsized federal government. He will now take on a high-level position within the Office of Management and Budget.

Paul Teller: Deputy Assistant to the President. Member of the Philadelphia Society.

David R. Malpass: trustee of Manhattan Institute, nominated as undersecretary for international affairs in the United States Department of the TreasuryHe served as Deputy Assistant Treasury Secretary under President Ronald Reagan, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State under President George H. W. Bush,  In the latter position he was a great champion of free trade from "Alaska to Tierra del Fuego" 

Neomi Rao Rao was the founding director of the Center for the Study of the Administrative State at George Mason University's Antonin Scalia Law School. New Director of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.

Jon B. Perdue he worked for the Fund for American Studies and also for the Center for a Secure Free Society. He is a special assistant at the Department of the Treasury for the Trump administration

Paul Winfree, former director of Heritage’s Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies.Winfree, well known in Washington for his tough stance on fiscal responsibility and transparent budgeting was one of the first Heritage appointments to be publicly announced as a member of the new administration. He is now serving as deputy assistant to the president, deputy director of the Domestic Policy Council, and director of budget policy.
Ann Conant, former executive assistant to the vice president of the Institute for Economic Freedom and Opportunity. Conant is serving as assistant to Paul Winfree on President Trump’s Domestic Policy Council.

Nicholas G. Hahn III Director of Speechwriting at the Department of Education.  Was the Assistant Editorial Page Editor of The Detroit News. Prior to joining the editorial board of the News, Nicholas was editor of RealClearReligion.org, and served in Donald Rumsfeld's Washington, D.C. office. He holds a B.A. in Political Science and Catholic Studies from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. While at DePaul, Nicholas was a Phillips Foundation Ronald Reagan College Leaders Scholar and was named among the 2006-2007 Top Ten Campus Conservative Activists by Young America's Foundation.

Sergio de la Peña:  Born in Chihuauha, Mexico, he is Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Western Hemisphere Affairs. He is responsible for security, defense, and policy issues in the region, as well as overseeing the funding of defense cooperation programs for U.S. Northern Command and U.S. Southern Command.  Among other places where he worked for the US Army: Chile and Venezuela. He has collaborated with the Center for a Secure Free Society

Nominated: 

Diana Furchtgott-Roth: to be an Assistant Secretary of Transportation, Research and Technology. From the Manhattan Institute, founded by Antony Fisher, her book won the 2016 Fisher Award from the Atlas Network.

A. Wess Mitchell is President & CEO of the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA), nominated to become Assistant Secretary of State, European and Eurasian Affairs.

Top candidates for nomination:
Marvin Goodfriend: for Fed board, formerly with the Galliot Center at Carnegie Mellon, here the bio from the Bundesbank 

Other nominations (not think tank related)
Recommended by Peter Thiel:
Michael Kratsios, former chief of staff of Thiel was named Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer. Executive Office of the President, The White House
a graduate of Princeton University
Kevin Harrington, joined the National Security Council as deputy assistant to the president. 
Justin Mikolay, special assistant to General Mattis, Secretary of Defense (Palantir related)
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