Impact 2016

A non-partisan initiative by the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition to advance America's role in the world.

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Now that the election has ended, the next Administration will require strong, qualified people in leadership positions. To further this effort, we are pleased to introduce the 2016 Global Plum Book. The Global Plum Book identifies the 100 key political appointed positions in an Administration that will forge and implement development and diplomacy policy.

We hope that this resource guide will assist decision makers with their vital efforts to assemble a team of individuals that will help build a better, safer world.

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U.S. Trade Representative

U.S. Trade Representative

Robert Lighthizer

Lead authority in promoting U.S. international trade policy at the bilateral and multilateral levels.

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Secretary of State

Secretary of State

Rex Tillerson

Serves as the President’s chief foreign affairs adviser and carries out the President’s foreign policies through the State Department and the Foreign Service of the United States.

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Secretary of Defense

Secretary of Defense

Gen. James Mattis

Serves as the head and chief executive officer of the Department of Defense, ensuring civilian control of the military.

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Chief of Staff to the President

Chief of Staff to the President

Reince Priebus

Oversees the White House staff and manages the President’s schedule.

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Chief Strategist

Chief Strategist

Steve Bannon

Serves to help develop and implement the President’s domestic and foreign agenda.

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Counselor to the President

Counselor to the President

Kellyanne Conway

Senior West Wing Advisor. Exact title and influence of this position varies by Administration.

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