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.
Serves as senior advisor to the President on international affairs, chairs the National Security Council and oversees the National Security Staff.
Lead authority in promoting U.S. international trade policy at the bilateral and multilateral levels.
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.
Serves as the head and chief executive officer of the Department of Defense, ensuring civilian control of the military.
Oversees the White House staff and manages the President’s schedule.
Serves to help develop and implement the President’s domestic and foreign agenda.
Senior West Wing Advisor. Exact title and influence of this position varies by Administration.