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:
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.
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
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.