Meet your new Administration

Reince Priebus by Gage Skidmore

November 18, 2016

By Victoria David

Picture credits: Gage Skidmore


In the team:

Donald Trump, President elect

Born on June 14, 1946

Education: Fordham University (1964-1966) and Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania (1966-1968). Bachelor in economics.

Career: Working for The Trump Organization before becoming its president, businessman, TV producer and host of The Apprentice.


Mike Pence, Vice-President elect

Born on June 7, 1959

Education: Bachelor in history from Hanover College (1981), law degree from Indiana University’ School of Law (1986).

Career: Private practice attorney, member of the House of Representatives, currently Governor of Indiana


Reince Priebus, Chief of Staff

Born on Mars 18, 1972

Education: Bachelor in English and political science from the University of Wisonsin-Whitewater. JD degree from the Uniersity of Miami School of Law.

Career: Lawyer (for Michael Best & Friedrich LLP), Chairman of the Republican Party of Wisconsin, Chairman of the Republican National Committee


Steve Bannon, Chief Strategist and Senior Counselor for the Presidency

Born on November 27, 1953

Education: Bachelor from Virginia Tech. Georgetown University master in National Security Studies and MBA from Harvard Business School.

Career: Investment banker at Goldman Sachs, businessman, media executive, Navy Officer. Currently executive chairman of the parent company of Breitbart News and radio host. Former chief executive officer of Trump’s campaign team.


Jeff Sessions, Attorney General

Born on December 24, 1946

Education: Huntingdon College (B.A.), University of Alabama School of Law (J.D.)

Career: United States attorney for the Southern District of Alabama (1995 – 1997). Former member of the Army Reserve. Senator of Alabama since 1997.


Mike Pompeo, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency

Born on December 30, 1963

Education: US Military Academy (mechanical engineering), Harvard Law School (J.D.)

Career: Founder of Thayer Aerospace then President of Sentry International (oilfield equipment company). Representative for Kansas since 2011. Member of the Tea Party movement.


General Mike Flynn, National Security Advisor

Born in December 1958

Education: University of Rhode Island (B.S. in management science), Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, Golden Gate University (MBA in Telecommunications), US Army Command and General Staff College, Naval War College.

Career: Climbed up the ranks in the Army until Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency under President Obama. Now runs Flynn Intel Group (consulting firm). Advisor for Trump’s campaign.


Steven Mnuchin, Secretary of the Treasury

Born on December 21, 1962

Education: Yale University

Career: Worked as a partner for Goldman Sachs for 17 years. Co-producer of American Sniper and Mad Max: Fury Road. Finance Chair of the Donald Trump 2016 presidential campaign.


Wilbur Ross, Secretary of Commerce

Born on November 28, 1937

Education: BA from Yale College, MBA from Harvard Business School.

Career: Worked for 24 years at the New York office of Rothschild Inc. He restructured several industries as an investor.


Melania Trump, First Lady elect

Born on April 26, 1970

Education: Design and architecture at University of Ljubljana

Career: International model


Karen Pence, Second Lady elect

Born on November 18, 1958

Education: Bachelor and master in elementary education from Butler University.

Career: Educator, teacher, painter, launched her small business, founded a charitable foundation. First Lady of Indiana.


Those to keep an eye on:

Jared Kushner

Born on January 10, 1981

Education: Harvard University (bachelor in sociology), New York University (MBA and JD).

Career: real estate investor, owner of the New York Observer, member of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign team.


Ivanka Trump

Born on October 30, 1981

Education: Georgetown University, bachelor in economics from the University of Pennsylvania (2004).

Career: Businesswoman (Forest City Enterprises, Trump Organization), created her own fashion line, wrote a book


Kellyanne Conway

Born on January 20, 1967

Education: Political Science B.A. from Trinity Washington University (1989) and J.D. from the George Washington University Law School (1992)

Career: Law clerk, pollster (launched The Polling Company), commentator for TV and radio, Trump campaign’s third manager.


Hope Hicks

Born in 1988

Education: Southern Methodist University

Career: model, in charge of communication for Ivanka Trump’s fashion line, employee of Trump’s company, press secretary for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.


Rudy Giuliani

Born on May 28, 1944

Education: Manhattan College, New York University School of Law

Career: lawyer, businessman, former Associate Attorney General in the Reagan Administration, former Mayor of New York (1994 – 2001)


Newt Gingrich

Born on June 17, 1943

Education: Emory University, Tulane University (M.A. and Ph.D in European history)

Career: businessman, writer, historian, former member of the House of Representatives, former speaker of the House, former candidate for the Republican primaries for the 2012 Presidential election.


Corey Lewandowski

Born on September 18, 1973

Education: B.A. in political science from the University of Massachusetts, American University (master in political science)

Career: Political operative, lobbyist, former Trump’s campaign manager, political commentator for CNN.


Sean Spicer

Born in 1970/ 1971

Education: Connecticut College, Naval War College.

Career: Navy Reserves (Commander). Career as a political strategist: communications director and spokesman for the Budget Committee in the House of Representatives, communications director of the Republican National Committee since 2011.






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