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Trump Names Panel of Executives to Advise on Private Sector

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    The CEOs of General Motors, Disney and Wal-Mart are among those who will have Donald Trump's ear during his presidency.

    They are all part of the President's Strategic and Policy Forum, a group of CEOs, business executives and thinkers announced Friday who are to regularly meet with Trump to discuss the best ways to create jobs.

    The group will be led by the chairman and CEO of investment group Blackstone, Stephen A. Schwarzman. The Trump transition team said in a statement that it believes the forum will help the president-elect better understand how government policy affects the private sector.

    “This forum brings together CEOs and business leaders who know what it takes to create jobs and drive economic growth,” Trump said in a statement. “My administration is committed to drawing on private sector expertise and cutting the government red tape that is holding back our businesses from hiring, innovating, and expanding right here in America.”

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    President-elect Trump is not the first to create a team of this sort. President Obama created a similar group in his first term, the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, which provided non-partisan advice on job creation and the economy. Unlike Trump's group, it included union leaders.

    Other members of Trump's forum include:
    Paul Atkins, CEO, Patomak Global Partners, LLC, Former Commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission
    Mary Barra, Chairman and CEO, General Motors
    Toby Cosgrove, CEO, Cleveland Clinic
    Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO, JP Morgan Chase & Co
    Larry Fink, Chairman and CEO, BlackRock
    Bob Iger, Chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company 
    Rich Lesser, President and CEO, Boston Consulting Group 
    Doug McMillon, President and CEO, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
    Jim McNerney, Former Chairman, President, and CEO, Boeing
    Adebayo “Bayo” Ogunlesi, Chairman and Managing Partner, Global Infrastructure Partners
    Ginni Rometty, Chairman, President, and CEO, IBM
    Kevin Warsh, Shepard Family Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Economics, Hoover Institute, Former Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
    Mark Weinberger, Global Chairman and CEO, EY
    Jack Welch, Former Chairman and CEO, General Electric
    Daniel Yergin, Pulitzer Prize-winner, Vice Chairman of IHS Markit