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Here are More than 400 Officials Trump has Quietly Deployed Across the Government

While President Trump has not moved to fill many jobs that require Senate confirmation, he has quietly installed hundreds of officials to serve as his eyes and ears at every major federal agency.

ProPublica has obtained a list of many of them. They include dozens of former lobbyists, Trump campaign staffers and some affiliated with the online far-right. | Related story »

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Noteworthy ‘Beachhead’ Team Hires

Curtis Ellis

Special Assistant to the Secretary, Department of Labor

Curtis Ellis was a columnist for WorldNetDaily, a website best known for its years-long embrace of the false notion that President Obama was born outside of the United States. A column on the “The Radical Left’s Ethnic Cleansing of America” earned him a radio interview with top Trump aide Stephen Bannon last year.

Jon Perdue

Special Assistant, Department of the Treasury

Jon Perdue, a fellow at a little-known security think tank, wrote a book called “The War of All the People: The Nexus of Latin American Radicalism and Middle Eastern Terrorism.” He was inspired by his study of societal collapse to create a bow-and-arrow-cum-survivalist multi-tool called the Packbow, which he touted on a reality show for inventors.

Timothy Clark

Senior Adviser, Health and Human Services

Timothy Clark, ran a political consulting firm in California. His past clients included PhRMA, the powerful trade group that represents the pharmaceutical industry.

Chad Wolf

Adviser, Department of Homeland Security

A Bush-era Transportation Security Administration official turned lobbyist, Chad Wolf’s clients have included defense and homeland security contractors. He is currently serving as an advisor to the TSA.

Byron Anderson

Special Assistant to the Secretary, Department of Labor

Byron Anderson was a lobbyist for financial services firm Transamerica for over a decade. He fought regulations, such as a rule from the agency he now works at that would require financial advisers to act in the best interests of their clients.

Justin Mikolay

Special Assistant, Office of the Secretary of Defense

Justin Mikolay was previously a lobbyist for Palantir. His title at the tech firm, which has ties to intelligence agencies, was “evangelist.” Before that he was a speechwriter at the Pentagon.

Trump ‘Beachhead’ Team Hires

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AgencyNamePosition TitleGrade LevelStart DateEnd Date
AgricultureJoe AlexanderSpecial AssistantGS-151/20/17
AgricultureDavid BlairConfidential AssistantGS-121/20/17
AgricultureTurner BridgforthDeputy White House LiaisonGS-121/20/17
AgricultureNicholas BruskyConfidential AssistantGS-121/20/17
AgricultureSamuel ClovisSenior White House AdvisorSES1/20/17
AgricultureCarly CoutureConfidential AssistantGS-121/20/17
AgricultureCharles Crowe*Staff Assistant2/13/17
AgricultureJody CumminsConfidential AssistantGS-111/20/17
AgricultureBrian DanselSpecial AssistantGS-141/20/17
AgricultureBrock DenselConfidential AssistantGS-121/20/17
AgricultureGeorge DunlopSpecial AssistantGS-151/20/17
AgricultureJacob FrenchStaff AssistantGS-091/20/17
AgricultureJoseph GilsonConfidential AssistantGS-111/22/17
AgricultureHeidi GreenSenior AdvisorSES1/30/17
AgricultureDonald GutmanSenior Advisor to OCFOSES1/20/17
AgricultureAustin HarrisStaff AssistantGS-091/20/17
AgricultureBethany HudsonConfidential AssistantGS-111/20/17
AgricultureKevin JayneConfidential AssistantGS-131/20/17
AgricultureDino LaVerghettaSpecial AssistantGS-151/22/17
AgricultureRussell LairdSpecial AssistantGS-151/30/17
AgricultureDavid MatthewsConfidential AssistantGS-111/20/17
AgricultureAuria McAlicher*Special Assistant2/1/17
AgricultureBrenton McNeely*White House Liaison2/6/17
AgricultureThomas MidanekWhite House LiaisonGS-151/20/17
AgricultureElla MizrahiStaff AssistantGS-041/30/17
AgricultureChristopher OHaganConfidential AssistantGS-121/20/17
AgricultureTim PageConfidential AssistantGS-121/22/17
AgricultureCameron QuinnSpecial AssistantGS-151/30/17
AgricultureElias RellaStaff AssistantGS-071/20/17
AgricultureJames RenneSpecial AssistantGS-151/30/17
AgricultureMichawn RichSpecial AssistantGS-151/30/17
AgricultureWilliam RussellConfidential AssistantGS-131/25/17
AgricultureCampbell ShufordConfidential AssistantGS-111/20/17
AgricultureJoel SmallStaff AssistantGS-071/20/17
AgricultureStephen VadenSenior Advisor to OGCSES1/22/17
AgricultureThayer VerschoorSpecial AssistantGS-141/30/17
AgricultureNicholas WestcottConfidential AssistantGS-111/30/17
AgricultureJoshua WhitehouseConfidential AssistantGS-131/20/17
AgricultureRobyn WhitneyStaff AssistantGS-091/20/17
AgricultureLarry YoungSenior Advisor to the SecretarySES1/30/17
CommerceTodd AbrajanoDirector, Office of White House LiaisonGS-151/23/17
CommerceBrooke Alexander*Senior AdvisorGS-152/27/17
CommerceDina Beaumont*Director of SchedulingGS-152/6/17
CommerceEric BranstadSenior White House AdvisorSES1/23/17
CommerceAustin BrowningConfidential AssistantGS-71/20/17
CommerceMichael BurgessConfidential AssistantGS-91/20/17
CommerceEarl ComstockDirector, Office of Policy and Strategic PlanningSES1/30/17
CommerceCameron DorseySpecial AssistantGS-091/25/17
CommerceJames EdelenSenior AdvisorGS-131/20/17
CommerceRichard Fuhriman*Special AdvisorGS-142/7/17
CommerceJohn GuidoConfidential AssistantGS-071/23/17
CommerceHenry Childs II*Special AdvisorGS-132/7/17
CommerceConsuella Jordan*Special AssistantGS-122/21/17
CommerceClay Kiefaber*Senior Advisor to the CFOSES1/31/17
CommercePeter Krug*Senior AdvisorGS-141/31/17
CommerceBrendan McCommas*Senior AdvisorGS-141/31/17
CommerceWilliam Reinert*Confidential AssistantGS-072/7/17
CommerceJames RockasSpecial AssistantGS-091/25/17
CommerceKelly Rzendzian*Special AssistantGS-122/7/17
CommerceJames Uthmeier*Special AdvisorGS-122/7/17
CommerceFrederick Volcansek*Senior AdvisorGS-152/7/17
CommerceBarbara Yankasky-Norton*Special AssistantGS-122/7/17
DefenseBradley A. ByersWhite House Senior AdvisorSES1/20/17
DefenseAnthony G. DeMartinoSpecial AssistantGS-151/26/17
DefenseSally DonnellySpecial Advisor to the Secretary of DefenseSES1/21/17
DefenseMichael P. DuffeySpecial Assistant for White House LiaisonSES1/20/17
DefenseMichael C. EganSpecial AssistantGS-151/20/17
DefenseJohn Troup C. HemenwaySpecial AssistantGS-091/23/17
DefenseEdmund P. Giambastiani IIISpecial AssistantGS-151/20/17
DefenseDeborah James*
DefenseJustin T. JohnsonSpecial AssistantGS-131/20/17
DefenseChristopher T. Johnson*1/30/17
DefenseTimothy R. JostSpecial AssistantSES1/25/17
DefenseHolly LaneSpecial AssistantGS-121/25/17
DefenseEarl G. MatthewsSpecial AssistantGS-151/20/17
DefenseDerek J. Maurer*Special Assistant2/7/17
DefenseJustin D. MikolaySpecial AssistantGS-151/24/17
DefenseSergio de la PenaSpecial AssistantGS-151/20/17
DefenseRobert M. Scher*†Special Assistant3/18/17
DefenseChristopher M. ShankSpecial AssistantGS-151/20/17
DefenseAmber SmithSpecial AssistantGS-141/24/17
DefenseKevin M. SweeneyChief of Staff to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of DefenseSES1/20/17
DefenseJames Trainor†Special AssistantSES1/24/17
DefenseWilliam J. TurenneSpecial AssistantGS-151/26/17
DefenseJonathan L. UllyotSpecial AssistantGS-151/20/17
DefenseMolly L. WalshSpecial AssistantGS-151/20/17
DefenseThomas M. WilliamsSpecial AssistantGS-141/20/17
EducationNathan Adam Bailey*Special Assistant to the SecretaryGS-152/1/17
EducationDerrick A. Bolen†Confidential Assistant to the SecretaryGS-071/20/17
EducationJason Louis BotelSenior White House AdvisorSES1/20/17
EducationMichael Jason Brickman*Special Assistant to the SecretaryGS-152/2/17
EducationStanley Michael BucheskySenior Advisor Budget and FinanceSES1/20/17
EducationMichael Paul Chamberlain*Special Assistant to the SecretaryGS-151/30/17
EducationDeborah Cox-RoushSpecial Assistant to the SecretaryGS-151/23/17
EducationSarah Delahunty*Confidential Assistant to the SecretaryGS-112/6/17
EducationKevin Richard EckSpecial Assistant to the SecretaryGS-151/20/17
EducationRobert S. Eitel*Special Assistant to the Secretary2/13/17
EducationGillum Keith FergusonConfidential Assistant to the SecretaryGS-121/30/17
EducationMatthew Robert Frendewey*Special Assistant to the SecretaryGS-141/30/17
EducationHolly HamSpecial Assistant to the SecretaryGS-151/20/17
EducationTaylor James Hansen*†Special Assistant to the Secretary2/8/173/17/17
EducationRonald HoldenSpecial Assistant to the SecretaryGS-151/30/17
EducationAlexandra October HudsonSpecial Assistant to the SecretaryGS-131/30/17
EducationRobert Timothy Goad II*Confidential Assistant3/13/17
EducationNeil Thomas Ruddock III*Special Assistant to the SecretaryGS-152/6/17
EducationAmy L. JonesSpecial Assistant to the SecretaryGS-151/20/17
EducationAndrew James KossackSpecial Assistant to the SecretaryGS-151/20/17
EducationEbony L. Lee*Special Assistant to the SecretaryGS-152/2/17
EducationJames F. Manning*Senior Advisor to the Secretary1/20/17
EducationMichael Joseph OberliesConfidential Assistant to the SecretaryGS-111/30/17
EducationBeatriz Joan Ramos†Confidential Assistant to SecretaryGS-121/23/17
EducationCody James ReynoldsSpecial Assistant to the SecretaryGS-151/20/17
EducationJeffrey Riemer*Senior Counselor to the SecretaryGS-152/6/17
EducationLaura C. Keehner Rigas*Special Assistant to the SecretaryGS-152/6/17
EducationPatrick Burke ShaheenConfidential Assistant to the SecretaryGS-111/20/17
EducationLee Douglass Rus Simmons*Special Assistant to the SecretaryGS-152/13/17
EducationKathleen A. Smith*Special Assistant to the Secretary2/19/17
EducationJana C. Toner*Special Assistant to the SecretaryGS-152/6/17
EducationTeresa Marie UnRue*†Special Assistant to the SecretaryGS-131/20/171/25/17
EducationJoshua James VenableSenior Advisor to the SecretarySES1/20/17
EducationEric Michael VentimigliaSpecial Assistant to the SecretaryGS-151/20/17
EducationJerry WardSpecial Assistant to the SecretaryGS-151/20/17
EducationPatrick YoungSpecial Assistant to the SecretaryGS-151/23/17
EnergyTristin AbbeyAssistant to the SecretaryGS-141/20/17
EnergyJustin BisAssistant to the SecretaryGS-101/20/17
EnergySidney Bowdidge*Assistant to the Secretary
EnergyG. Michael BrownExecutive AdvisorSES1/20/17
EnergySamuel BuchanAssistant to the SecretaryGS-121/20/17
EnergyHunter BuddAssistant to the SecretaryGS-101/20/17
EnergyJoshua CampbellAssistant to the SecretaryGS-151/20/17
EnergyMartin DannenfelserAssistant to the SecretaryGS-151/20/17
EnergyBrett FetterlyAssistant to the SecretaryGS-111/20/17
EnergyTravis Scott FisherAssistant to the SecretaryGS-131/20/17
EnergyStanley GerdesAssistant to the SecretaryGS-141/30/17
EnergyWilliam GreeneAssistant to the SecretaryGS-151/20/17
EnergyPreston Wells GriffithSenior White House AdvisorSES1/20/17
EnergySarah HabanskyPublic Affairs SpecialistGS-151/20/17
EnergyRobert HausPublic Affairs SpecialistGS-141/26/17
EnergyKayla HensleyAssistant to the SecretaryGS-101/20/17
EnergyRoger A. JarrellAssistant to the SecretaryGS-151/20/17
EnergySuzan JaworowskiAssistant to the SecretaryGS-151/20/17
EnergyPatrick JohnsonAssistant to the SecretaryGS-131/23/17
EnergyMark MaddoxAssistant to the SecretaryGS-151/23/17
EnergyEric MahroumAssistant to the SecretaryGS-101/30/17
EnergyDouglas MatheneyAssistant to the SecretaryGS-101/20/17
EnergyJacob L. McCurdyAssistant to the SecretaryGS-101/20/17
EnergyTaylor PlayforthAssistant to the SecretaryGS-131/23/17
EnergyJames Sherman*Assistant to the Secretary
EnergyDaniel SimmonsAssistant to the SecretaryGS-151/20/17
EnergyCathy TripodiAssistant to the SecretaryGS-151/30/17
EnergyJoseph F. UddoWhite House LiaisonGS-151/20/17
EnergyDaniel WilmotAssistant to the SecretaryGS-151/20/17
EnergyKyle YunaskaAssistant to the SecretaryGS-131/30/17
Environmental Protection AgencyMichael AbboudSpecial Assistant for the Office of Public AffairsGS-117/9/17
Environmental Protection AgencyR. Layne BangerterSenior AdvisorGS-151/21/17
Environmental Protection AgencyErik BaptistSenior Deputy General CounselSES6/18/17
Environmental Protection AgencyNancy BeckDeputy Assistant Administrator for Chemical Safety and Pollution PreventionGS-154/30/17
Environmental Protection AgencyElizabeth BennettSenior Advisor for OCIR
Environmental Protection AgencyDonald M. Benton†Senior White House AdvisorSES1/21/17
Environmental Protection AgencySusan BodineSenior Advisor to the Administrator8/13/17
Environmental Protection AgencyBrittany BolenSenior Deputy Associate Administrator for PolicySES7/16/17
Environmental Protection AgencyElizabeth BowmanDeputy Associate Administrator for Public AffairsGS-145/14/17
Environmental Protection AgencyByron R. BrownDeputy Chief of Staff for PolicyAD-003/5/17
Environmental Protection AgencyKevin ChmielewskiDirector of Scheduling and Advance
Environmental Protection AgencyKatherine CorySpecial Assistant to the Senior Deputy Associate Administrator for Intergovernmental RelationsGS-76/18/17
Environmental Protection AgencyVeronica DarwinSenior Advisor to the Administrator for Land and Emergency ManagementGS-147/10/17
Environmental Protection AgencyHenry DarwinAssistant Deputy AdministratorSES7/10/17
Environmental Protection AgencyPatrick J. DavisSenior AdvisorGS-151/21/17
Environmental Protection AgencyAlexander DominguezPolicy Analyst to the Senior Advisor to the Administrator for Air and RadiationGS-95/21/17
Environmental Protection AgencySamantha DravisAssociate Administrator for Policy2/27/17
Environmental Protection AgencyDouglas Ericksen†Senior AdvisorGS-151/21/17
Environmental Protection AgencyNicholas FalvoSpecial Assistant to the Senior AdvisorGS-127/16/17
Environmental Protection AgencyLincoln Ross FergusonSpeechwriterAD-003/13/17
Environmental Protection AgencyHayley FordDeputy White House LiaisonGS-135/14/17
Environmental Protection AgencyDennis ForsgrenDeputy Assistant Administrator for WaterSES7/9/17
Environmental Protection AgencyDavid FotouhiDeputy General CounselSES4/16/17
Environmental Protection AgencyJohn Peter Freire†Associate Administrator for Public Affairs
Environmental Protection AgencyRobert FryeSpecial Assistant to the Deputy Associate Administrator for Congressional Affairs7/24/17
Environmental Protection AgencyAmy GrahamDeputy Associate Administrator for Public EngagementGS-135/7/17
Environmental Protection AgencyHolly W. GreavesSenior AdvisorSES1/21/17
Environmental Protection AgencySarah A. GreenwaltSenior Advisor to the AdministratorAD-003/8/17
Environmental Protection AgencyAmanda GunasekaraSenior Policy Advisor to the Administrator on Air and Radiation3/19/17
Environmental Protection AgencyDawn Michelle HaleExecutive Assistant to the AdministratorAD-002/16/17
Environmental Protection AgencyAustin Henderson†Special Assistant for Scheduling and Advance
Environmental Protection AgencyJames HewittSpecial Advisor for Public AffairsGS-147/2/17
Environmental Protection AgencyMilan Hupp†Deputy Director for Scheduling and AdvanceAD-003/13/17
Environmental Protection AgencySydney Morgan HuppSpecial Assistant to the Chief of StaffAD-003/13/17
Environmental Protection AgencyRyan JacksonChief of StaffSES2/22/17
Environmental Protection AgencyJustin Schwab Jr.Senior AdvisorGS-151/21/17
Environmental Protection AgencyAlbert KellySenior Advisor to the AdministratorSES6/4/17
Environmental Protection AgencyJohn A. Konkus*Senior AdvisorGS-151/25/17
Environmental Protection AgencyDavid W. Kreutzer†Senior AdvisorGS-151/21/173/31/17
Environmental Protection AgencyDaisy LetendreSenior Advisor for Policy and Strategic CommunicationGS-136/25/17
Environmental Protection AgencyWilliam LovellPolicy AssistantGS-76/11/17
Environmental Protection AgencyTroy LyonsAssociate Administrator for Congressional and Intergovernmental RelationsSES4/2/17
Environmental Protection AgencyForrest McMurraySpecial Assistant for Scheduling and AdvanceGS-77/16/17
Environmental Protection AgencyMadeline MorrisExecutive Scheduler for the Office of the AdministratorGS-126/18/17
Environmental Protection AgencyCharles D. MunozWhite House LiaisonGS-151/21/17
Environmental Protection AgencyChristian PalichDeputy Associate Administrator for Congressional RelationsGS-155/14/17
Environmental Protection AgencyAaron RingelDeputy Associate Administrator for Congressional and Intergovernmental RelationsGS-146/4/17
Environmental Protection AgencyChristian RodrickSpecial Assistant to the Deputy Associate Administrator for Congressional and Intergovernmental RelationsGS-97/9/17
Environmental Protection AgencyDavid W. Schnare†Senior AdvisorSES1/21/173/18/17
Environmental Protection AgencyKaitlyn ShimminSpecial Assistant to the Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental RelationsGS-117/16/17
Environmental Protection AgencyGeorge Y. SugiyamaSenior AdvisorGS-151/21/17
Environmental Protection AgencyPatrick TraylorDeputy Assistant Administrator for Enforcement and Compliance AssuranceSES6/4/17
Environmental Protection AgencyKenneth WagnerSenior Advisor for Regional and State Affairs
Environmental Protection AgencyJahan WilcoxStrategic Communications Advisor
Environmental Protection AgencyYujiro YamadaDeputy Assistant Administrator for Research and DevelopmentSES7/9/17
Export-Import BankTroy FuhrimanSenior CounselSL
Export-Import BankJesse LawWhite House LiaisonSL1/24/17
Federal Communications CommissionCarolyn Roddy*Attorney-Advisor (Special Counsel)2/21/17
General Services AdministrationMichael R. DowningSenior AdvisorGS-141/20/17
General Services AdministrationPhillip Brennan Hart IIISenior AdvisorGS-151/23/17
General Services AdministrationJohn E. Jaggers III†Senior AdvisorGS-151/20/173/13/17
General Services AdministrationJohn J. St. JohnSenior White House AdvisorSES1/20/17
General Services AdministrationEmily W. MurphyWhite House LiaisonSES1/24/17
General Services AdministrationMichael R. SolomonSenior AdvisorGS-151/20/17
General Services AdministrationThomas D. StonerSenior AdvisorGS-121/30/17
Health and Human ServicesAnna AbramSpecial AssistantGS-151/20/17
Health and Human ServicesAlexander AramandaSpecial AssistantGS-141/23/17
Health and Human ServicesJuanita BalengerSpecial AssistantGS-111/23/17
Health and Human ServicesMatthew BowmanSpecial AssistantGS-151/25/17
Health and Human ServicesBrady BrookesSpecial AssistantGS-131/20/17
Health and Human ServicesJohn BrooksSpecial AssistantGS-151/20/17
Health and Human ServicesAlexandra CampauSpecial AssistantGS-141/20/17
Health and Human ServicesTimothy ClarkSenior Advisor to the SecretarySES1/20/17
Health and Human ServicesKamran DaraviSpecial AssistantGS-131/20/17
Health and Human ServicesCarla DiBlasioSpecial AssistantGS-131/23/17
Health and Human ServicesHeather FlickSenior Advisor to the SecretarySES1/20/17
Health and Human ServicesDarcie JohnstonSpecial AssistantGS-141/24/17
Health and Human ServicesJohn KalavritinosSpecial AssistantGS-151/24/17
Health and Human ServicesLance LeggittSenior Advisor to the SecretarySES1/23/17
Health and Human ServicesKeagan LenihanSenior Advisor to the SecretarySES1/23/17
Health and Human ServicesMatthew LloydSpecial AssistantGS-141/23/17
Health and Human ServicesTyler McGuffeeSpecial AssistantGS-131/20/17
Health and Human ServicesMarie MeszarosSpecial AssistantGS-141/20/17
Health and Human ServicesDolly (Mari) MoorheadSpecial AssistantGS-111/20/17
Health and Human ServicesPatrick MurphySpecial AssistantGS-141/20/17
Health and Human ServicesBrian NealeSpecial AssistantGS-151/20/17
Health and Human ServicesRandolph PateSpecial AssistantGS-151/23/17
Health and Human ServicesAnna PilatoSpecial AssistantGS-151/24/17
Health and Human ServicesMary PowersSpecial AssistantGS-121/25/17
Health and Human ServicesNina SchaeferSpecial AssistantGS-151/20/17
Health and Human ServicesPaula StannardWhite House Senior AdvisorSES1/23/17
Health and Human ServicesHeidi StirrupSpecial AssistantGS-141/23/17
Health and Human ServicesAmanda StreetSpecial AssistantGS-131/25/17
Health and Human ServicesBeth TignorSpecial AssistantGS-121/23/17
Health and Human ServicesLaura TruemanSpecial AssistantGS-151/23/17
Health and Human ServicesSteven ValentineSpecial AssistantGS-111/23/17
Health and Human ServicesKyle ZebleySpecial AssistantGS-121/20/17
Homeland SecurityJohn BarsaAdvisorGS-151/21/17
Homeland SecurityBrent BombachAdvisorGS-151/26/17
Homeland SecurityKevin CarrollSpecial AdvisorSES1/21/17
Homeland SecurityBen CassidySpecial CounselGS-151/24/17
Homeland SecurityKevin Chmielewski*Advisor
Homeland SecurityTiffany CissnaWhite House LiaisonSES1/28/17
Homeland SecurityDaniel Cox*Special Assistant
Homeland SecurityThomas Dinanno*Advisor
Homeland SecurityJon FeereAdvisorGS 151/27/17
Homeland SecurityMario FloresDirector, Trips and AdvanceGS-131/23/17
Homeland SecurityKatie GorkaAdvisorGS 151/25/17
Homeland SecurityGene HamiltonSpecial AdvisorSES1/20/17
Homeland SecurityHarold HansonAdvisorSES1/23/17
Homeland SecurityMatt HaydenAdvisorGS 141/27/17
Homeland SecurityJonathan Hoffman*Advisor
Homeland SecurityRoman Jankowski*Advisor
Homeland SecurityJames JohnsonAdvisorGS-151/20/17
Homeland SecurityElizabeth JohnsonAdvisorGS-141/26/17
Homeland SecurityJulie KirchnerAdvisorGS-151/20/17
Homeland SecurityKathy Nuebel KovarikAdvisorGS-151/26/17
Homeland SecurityScott KrauseAdvisorGS-151/20/17
Homeland SecurityDavid Lapan*Advisor
Homeland SecurityCora Mandy*Special Assistant
Homeland SecurityMichael McKeown*Advisor
Homeland SecurityAlan MetzlerDeputy COS, OpsSES1/20/17
Homeland SecurityJayne Neumann*Advisor
Homeland SecurityEmily NewmanAdvisorGS-141/23/17
Homeland SecurityKirstjen NielsenChief of StaffSES1/21/17
Homeland SecurityQuinn Jones O'Brien*Special Assistant
Homeland SecurityLora RiesAdvisorGS-151/21/17
Homeland SecurityDimple Shah*Advisor
Homeland SecurityTracy ShortAdvisorGS 151/27/17
Homeland SecurityCraig SymonsAdvisor1/20/17
Homeland SecurityThomas SzoldAdvisorGS-121/26/17
Homeland SecurityKaitlin Vogt*Advisor
Homeland SecurityErin WatersAdvisorGS-121/23/17
Homeland SecurityChad WolfAdvisorGS-151/20/17
Homeland SecurityFrank WucoSenior White House AdvisorSES1/20/17
Housing and Urban DevelopmentMason AlexanderSpecial AssistantGS-131/20/17
Housing and Urban DevelopmentVictoria BartonSpecial AssistantGS-131/20/17
Housing and Urban DevelopmentDeana (Deidre) BassSenior AdvisorSES1/20/17
Housing and Urban DevelopmentAngela BecklesSpecial AssistantGS-111/20/17
Housing and Urban DevelopmentRobert BowesSenior AdvisorGS-151/20/17
Housing and Urban DevelopmentDavid ByrdSenior AdvisorGS-151/20/17
Housing and Urban DevelopmentAlexander CoffeySpecial AssistantGS-111/20/17
Housing and Urban DevelopmentSusan Dubin†Senior AdvisorGS-151/20/17
Housing and Urban DevelopmentNora FitzpatrickSenior AdvisorGS-15 Equivalent Unpaid1/20/17
Housing and Urban DevelopmentSheila GreenwoodSenior AdvisorSES1/26/17
Housing and Urban DevelopmentAnne GribbinSpecial AssistantGS-091/20/17
Housing and Urban DevelopmentBarbara GrusonSpecial AssistantGS-121/20/17
Housing and Urban DevelopmentStephanie HolderfieldSpecial AssistantGS-131/20/17
Housing and Urban DevelopmentGregory HolmesSpecial AssistantGS-131/20/17
Housing and Urban DevelopmentAndrew HughesWhite House LiaisonGS-151/20/17
Housing and Urban DevelopmentMaren KasperSenior White House AdvisorSES1/20/17
Housing and Urban DevelopmentJonathan McCallSpecial AssistantGS-131/20/17
Housing and Urban DevelopmentMichael NasonSenior AdvisorGS-151/23/17
Housing and Urban DevelopmentLynne PattonSenior AdvisorSES1/20/17
Housing and Urban DevelopmentTimothy PettySenior AdvisorGS-151/20/17
Housing and Urban DevelopmentWilliam RussellSenior AdvisorGS-151/20/17
Housing and Urban DevelopmentShermichael Singleton†Senior AdvisorSES1/20/17
Housing and Urban DevelopmentElvis SolivanSpecial AssistantGS-141/20/17
Housing and Urban DevelopmentRichard YoungbloodSpecial AssistantGS-141/20/17
InteriorThomas Baptiste*
InteriorChristine BausermanSpecial Assistant to the SecretaryGS-131/20/17
InteriorKathleen BenedettoSpecial Assistant to the SecretaryGS-151/25/17
InteriorMegan Bloomgren*
InteriorCaroline BoultonSpecial Assistant to the SecretaryGS-091/24/17
InteriorScott CameronSpecial Assistant to the SecretaryGS-151/20/17
InteriorJames CasonSpecial Assistant to the SecretaryGS-151/20/17
InteriorMicah D. ChambersSpecial Assistant to the SecretaryGS-131/20/17
InteriorMarshall CritchfieldSpecial Assistant to the SecretaryGS-131/20/17
InteriorLandon D.T. Davis*Special AssistantGS-132/13/17
InteriorNatalie D. DavisSpecial Assistant to the SecretaryGS-111/23/17
InteriorThomas DickensSpecial Assistant to the SecretaryGS-131/20/17
InteriorDouglas DomenechWhite House Senior AdvisorGS-151/20/17
InteriorDaniel Lee Fisher*Miscellaneous Clerk and AssistantAD-002/21/17
InteriorNancy GuidenSpecial Assistant to the SecretaryGS-151/20/17
InteriorCasey HammondSpecial Assistant to the SecretaryGS-151/20/17
InteriorScott C. HommelSpecial Assistant to the SecretaryGS-151/27/17
InteriorVirginia JohnsonSpecial Assistant to the SecretaryGS-151/20/17
InteriorDaniel JorjaniSpecial Assistant to the SecretaryGS-151/20/17
InteriorAmanda KasterSpecial Assistant to the SecretaryGS-111/20/17
InteriorBenjamin KeelSpecial Assistant to the SecretaryGS-121/20/17
InteriorKatharine MacGregorSpecial Assistant to the SecretaryGS-151/20/17
InteriorDowney MagallanesSpecial Assistant to the SecretaryGS-151/30/17
InteriorLori K. MashburnSpecial Assistant to the SecretaryGS-151/26/17
InteriorAmy K. Mitchell*Special AssistantGS-152/13/17
InteriorRyan Nichols*
InteriorRicky PuckettSpecial Assistant to the SecretaryGS-151/24/17
InteriorBrendan J. Quinn*Special AssistantGS-112/12/17
InteriorRussell W. RoddySpecial Assistant to the SecretaryGS-141/26/17
InteriorJames SchindlerSpecial Assistant to the SecretaryGS-121/20/17
InteriorMelissa SimpsonSpecial Assistant to the SecretaryGS-151/20/17
InteriorHeather SwiftSpecial Assistant to the SecretaryGS-141/26/17
InteriorTimothy WilliamsSpecial Assistant to the SecretaryGS-131/20/17
InteriorWadi YakhourSpecial Assistant to the SecretaryGS-091/20/17
JusticeGary BarnettCounselGS-151/23/17
JusticeJonathan BerryCounselGS-141/20/17
JusticeNoel FranciscoPrincipal Deputy Solicitor GeneralSES1/23/17
JusticeCurtis E. GannonPrincipal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Office of Legal CounselSES1/20/17
JusticeLauren GoldschmidtAttorney AdvisorGS-111/20/17
JusticeJohn GoreDeputy Assistant Attorney General Civil RightsSES1/20/17
JusticeMary Blanche N. HankeyWhite House LiaisonGS-151/20/17
JusticeAlan Hanson*Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney GeneralSES1/30/17
JusticeTrevor McFaddenDeputy Assistant Attorney General Criminal DivisionSES1/20/17
JusticeChad MizelleCounselGS-141/20/17
JusticeMichael MurrayCounselGS-151/23/17
JusticeRyan NewmanPrincipal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Office of Legal PolicySES1/20/17
JusticeJesse PanuccioPrincipal Deputy Associate Attorney GeneralSES1/30/17
JusticeRachel ParkerChief of Staff and CounselGS-151/20/17
JusticeChad ReadlerPrincipal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Civil DivisionSES1/20/17
JusticeDavid RybickiSenior CounselorSES1/23/17
JusticeMatthew SheehanCounselGS-151/20/17
JusticeScott StewartCounselGS-141/20/17
JusticeBrett TalleyDeputy Assistant Attorney General to Office of Legal PolicySES1/20/17
JusticeRachael TuckerCounselorGS-151/23/17
JusticeTom WheelerPrincipal Deouty Assistant Attorney General Civil Rights DivisionSES1/20/17
JusticeJeff WoodPrincipal Deputy Assistant Attorney General ENRDSES1/20/17
LaborByron E. AndersonSpecial Assistant to the SecretaryGS-151/20/17
LaborRobert I. Blau*Special Assistant to the Secretary1/31/17
LaborDerrick A. Bolen*Special Assistant to the Secretary2/2/17
LaborRobert F. BozzutoWhite House LiaisonSES1/20/17
LaborGeoffrey G. BurrSpecial Assistant to the SecretarySES1/20/17
LaborTodd M. CheewingSpecial Assistant to the SecretaryGS-091/20/17
LaborMolly E. Conway*Special Assistant to the Secretary2/6/17
LaborCurtis W. EllisSpecial Assistant to the SecretaryGS-151/20/17
LaborEric L. EvansSpecial Assistant to the SecretaryGS-141/22/17
LaborJanelle A. GardnerSpecial Assistant to the SecretaryGS-151/20/17
LaborRussell M. KopleySpecial Assistant to the SecretaryGS-101/20/17
LaborTimothy L. LinebergerSpecial Assistant to the SecretaryGS-111/22/17
LaborPatrick M. MannixSpecial Assistant to the SecretaryGS-111/22/17
LaborNathan P. MehrensSpecial Assistant to the SecretaryGS-151/20/17
LaborJames O'ConnellSpecial Assistant to the SecretaryGS-121/22/17
LaborWayne D. PalmerSenior White House AdvisorSES1/20/17
LaborAndrew M. PattersonSpecial Assistant to the SecretaryGS-101/20/17
LaborJillian B. RogersSpecial Assistant to the SecretaryGS-131/20/17
LaborJames SherkSpecial Assistant to the SecretaryGS-151/20/17
LaborGavin J. SmithSpecial Assistant to the SecretaryGS-111/22/17
LaborDaniel J. TisoSpecial Assistant to the SecretaryGS-071/22/17
LaborMark A. ZeldenSpecial Assistant to the SecretaryGS-151/20/17
Management and BudgetJessica Anderson*
Management and BudgetJohn BakerConfidential AssistantGS-131/23/17
Management and BudgetAnthony Campau*
Management and BudgetKerrie CarrConfidential AssistantGS-111/23/17
Management and BudgetCharles DankertAdvisorGS-131/23/17
Management and BudgetEmma DoyleSenior AdvisorGS-151/20/17
Management and BudgetJeffrey FreelandSenior AdvisorSES1/20/17
Management and BudgetJohn GrayAdvisorGS-151/23/17
Management and BudgetDaniel HanlonSenior AdvisorGS-131/20/17
Management and BudgetJames HerzAdviorGS-151/20/17
Management and BudgetBrenton McNeelySenior AdvisorSES1/20/17
Management and BudgetMarcus Peacock†AdvisorGS-151/20/17
Management and BudgetDouglas SellersConfidential AssistantGS-111/23/17
Management and BudgetRussell VoughtAdvisorSES1/20/17
Management and BudgetMichael WilliamsAdvisorGS-151/20/17
Management and BudgetRon WilsonAdvisorGS-131/20/17
NASAGregory Autry†White House LiaisonSES1/20/17
NASAJonathan Dimock*
NASABrandon EdenSpecial Assistant to the AdministratorGS-151/20/17
NASAGregory KennedySenior Financial AdvisorSES1/20/17
NASARodney LiesveldSpecial Assistant to the AdministratorGS-151/20/17
NASAErik NobleSenior White House AdvisorSES1/20/17
NASAJeffrey WaksmanSpecial Assistant to the AdministratorGS-151/20/17
NASAJennifer WangSpecial Assistant to the AdministratorGS-151/20/17
NEAWilliam MaloneyUtilityGS-151/25/17
ONDCPEmily MallonWhite House LiaisonGS-121/20/17
Personnel ManagementKathleen BullockSpecial AssistantGS-121/23/17
Personnel ManagementMadeline BurrConfidential AssistantGS-111/30/17
Personnel ManagementCarrie CabelkaSpecial AssistantGS-151/26/17
Personnel ManagementJason SimmonsWhite House Senior AdvisorSES1/20/17
Personnel ManagementAaron WillardWhite House LiaisonGS-151/20/17
Securities and Exchange CommissionChristopher Carofine*Writer-EditorSK-142/9/17
Small Business AdministrationThomas Chase Acheson*Administrative Assistant2/13/17
Small Business AdministrationMary Anne BradfieldSenior White House AdvisorSES1/20/17
Small Business AdministrationLucia CastellanoSenior AdvisorGS-151/30/17
Small Business AdministrationDavid Chiokadze*
Small Business AdministrationAndrew J. Coffield*Administrative Assistant2/6/17
Small Business AdministrationCory Custer*Special Advisor2/6/17
Small Business AdministrationRoma Daravi*Special Advisor2/10/17
Small Business AdministrationEric Reece JonesSenior Advisor to AdministratorGS-141/20/17
Small Business AdministrationRichard W. Kingan*Deputy White House LiaisonGS-0912/26/16
Small Business AdministrationRyan A. Lambert*Special Advisor2/6/17
Small Business AdministrationNathan J. MillerSenior AdvisorGS-151/30/17
Small Business AdministrationJennifer Millikin*
Small Business AdministrationChristine MurphySpecial AssistantGS-091/30/17
Small Business AdministrationAnthony M. ParanzinoSpecial Advisor to the Chief of StaffGS-111/20/17
Small Business AdministrationMatt Parker†White House LiaisonGS-151/20/17
Small Business AdministrationZvi S. RosenSpecial Assistant for Legal AffairsGS-151/30/17
Small Business AdministrationAuborn (Joe) ShepardAssociate Administrator for Investment and InnovationSES1/30/17
StateMichael DoughertySenior AdvisorGS-151/23/17
StateJohn EanesSenior AdvisorSES1/20/17
StateEmily EngStaff AssistantGS-111/26/17
StateMatthew FlynnSpecial AssistantGS-141/20/17
StateKatherine GiblinSpecial AssistantGS-141/20/17
StateCharles GlazerSenior AdvisorGS-151/20/17
StateJulia HallerSenior AdvisorGS-151/23/17
StateJennifer HazeltonSpecial AssistantGS-141/23/17
StateAbigayle JonesStaff AssistantGS-121/20/17
StateFederico KleinStaff AssistantGS-091/23/17
StateAmanda MiddlemasSpecial AssistantGS-131/24/17
StateHunter MorgenStaff AssistantGS-071/20/17
StateMatthew MowersSenior AdvisorSES1/20/17
StateChristina PerroneSenior AdvisorGS-151/23/17
StateMargaret PeterlinSenior AdvisorSES1/25/17
StatePamela PryorSenior AdvisorGS-151/20/17
StateJack SewellStaff AssistantGS-071/20/17
StateJared SmithStaff AssistantGS-111/23/17
StateDanielle StoebeStaff AssistantGS-051/20/17
StateRobert Wasinger†Senior AdvisorGS-151/20/17
StateKatheryn WellnerSpecial Advisor to TransitionGS-151/23/17
Trade and DevelopmentStewart AtkinsSpecial AssistantGS-091/23/17
Trade and DevelopmentPeter BarrettSenior AdvisorSES1/23/17
Trade and DevelopmentRandall GentrySpecial AssistantGS-141/23/17
Trade and DevelopmentRyan LeppertSpecial AssistantGS-111/23/17
TransportationErika L. BaumExecutive Assistant to the SecretaryGS-151/26/17
TransportationWarren K. BellWhite House LiaisonSES1/20/17
TransportationMichael J. BrittChief of StaffSES1/23/17
TransportationMonica K. ChinnSpecial Assistant to the Executive SecretariatGS-141/25/17
TransportationThomas Finch FultonSpecial Assistant for Transportation PolicyGS-151/20/17
TransportationJonathan M. Furman*Special AssistantGS-92/1/17
TransportationMelissa E. FwuSpecial Assistant to the SecretaryGS-121/23/17
TransportationWendy M. GehringSpecial AdvisorSES1/27/17
TransportationLaura GeneroSenior Advisor for Strategic CommunicationsSES1/23/17
TransportationDouglas F. GrahamSpeechwriterGS-141/25/17
TransportationMartha DeLynn Henry*Special Assistant for SchedulingGS-141/30/17
TransportationTina-Maria G. HenrySpecial Assistant for SchedulingGS-151/30/17
TransportationChristopher D. HessSpecial AdvisorGS-141/24/17
TransportationGeorge J. HittnerSpecial Assistant for External AffairsGS-151/23/17
TransportationJames Todd InmanDirector of OperationsSES1/20/17
TransportationLoren A. Smith Jr.Special Assistant for Governmental AffairsGS-151/20/17
TransportationJames C. Owens Jr.Legal Advisor to the General CounselGS-151/23/17
TransportationJames B. Wilkinson Jr.Special Assistant for AdvanceSES1/23/17
TransportationRuth D. KnouseDirector of Executive SecretariatSES1/23/17
TransportationMatthew E. KopkoSpecial AdvisorGS-151/23/17
TransportationHolly R. LewisSpecial Assistant for SchedulingGS-131/20/17
TransportationMarianne McInerneyAssistant to the Secretary and Director of Public AffairsSES1/20/17
TransportationMyra Allison MoorePress SecretaryGS-131/23/17
TransportationOwen R. MorganSpecial Assistant (Briefing Book)GS-91/23/17
TransportationWillis A. MorrisDirecotr, Small/Disdavtange Business UtilizationSES1/23/17
TransportationKeith A. NelsonSenior Advisor for Budget and ProgramsSES1/23/17
TransportationBarry F. PlansSpecial Assistant for Digital StrategyGS-141/30/17
TransportationMichael T. PowersDeputy Assistant Secretary, Management and BudgetSES1/20/17
TransportationAnthony J. PuglieseSenior White House AdvisorSES1/20/17
TransportationJames D. Ray*Unpaid ConsultantEF2/2/17
TransportationMark A. SanbornSpecial Assistant for Governmental AffairsGS-151/23/17
TransportationBenjamin J. Siegrist*Special Assistant Scheduling and AdvanceGS-132/28/17
TransportationGeorge B. SlaterAssistant SecretarySES2/13/17
TransportationElizabeth M. Smeda*Special AssistantGS-152/21/17
TransportationGeoffrey C. Smith*Special Assistant Scheduling and AdvanceGS-132/28/17
TransportationTamara S. SomervilleSenior Advisor to the SecretarySES1/23/17
TransportationLori A. Urban*Special AdvisorGS-141/31/17
TransportationDavid Nicholas YonkovichSpecial AssistantGS-111/20/07
TreasuryWilliam Clark BarrowSpecial AssistantGS-121/23/17
TreasuryDavid BohigianSpecial AdvisorGS-151/23/17
TreasuryBridget BrennanSpecial AssistantGS-111/23/17
TreasuryJason ChungAdvisorGS-141/23/17
TreasuryMauricio Claver-CaroneAdvisorGS-141/23/17
TreasuryKyle HauptmanAdvisorGS-141/23/17
TreasuryAndrew Kerwin MaloneyAssistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs
TreasuryZachary McEnteeConfidential AssistantGS-071/23/17
TreasuryEli MillerSenior AdvisorSES1/23/17
TreasuryMax MillerConfidential AssistantGS-091/23/17
TreasuryEdgar MkrtchianAdvisorGS-141/23/17
TreasuryJ. Baylor MyersSpecial AssistantGS-121/23/17
TreasuryStephen PavlickSenior AdvisorGS-141/23/17
TreasuryJon PerdueSpecial AssistantGS-121/23/17
TreasuryCraig PhillipsSenior AdvisorSES1/23/17
TreasuryReed RubinsteinSenior AdvisorSES1/23/17
TreasuryCamilo SandovalSpecial AdvisorGS-151/23/17
TreasuryJeffrey SchlagenhaufAdvisorGS-141/23/17
TreasuryAndrew SmithAdvisorGS-141/23/17
TreasuryEric SteinSpecial AdvisorGS-151/24/17
TreasuryHannah SutterConfidential AssistantGS-091/23/17
TreasurySeth UngerAdvisorGS-141/23/17
TreasuryTaylor WeyenethConfidential AssistantGS-111/23/17
TreasurySarah Wrennal-MontesAdvisorGS-131/23/17
U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionPatricia Hines Adkins††Executive DirectorSES
U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionJulia Erin Richardson††Director, Office of Congressional RelationsGS-15
U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionScott Wolfson††Supervisory Public Affairs SpecialistGS-15
U.S. Trade RepresentativeYecheil FeitSenior AdvisorSES1/23/17
U.S. Trade RepresentativeGarrison GriffinSpecial Assistant to the USTRGS-091/20/17
U.S. Trade RepresentativeStephen P. VaughnGeneral CounselSES1/20/17
Veterans AffairsLydia B. BlahaSpecial Assistant/Deputy Press SecretaryGS-121/23/17
Veterans AffairsLawrence ConnellSenior AdvisorGS-151/20/17
Veterans AffairsLynda DavisSenior Advisor, Veteran ExperienceSES1/20/17
Veterans AffairsJacquelyn Hayes-Byrd*Senior Advisor2/6/17
Veterans AffairsThomas LeinenkugelSenior White House AdvisorSES1/20/17
Veterans AffairsMichael LukachSpecial Assistant/White House LiaisonGS-151/20/17
Veterans AffairsMatthew MillerSenior White House AdvisorSES1/23/17
Veterans AffairsBert MizusawaSenior AdvisorSES1/30/17
Veterans AffairsPeter O'RourkeSenior Advisor Appeal ModGS-151/20/17
Veterans AffairsDarin SelnickSenior Advisor VHA, Policy and PlanningSES1/23/17
Veterans AffairsBrooks TuckerSenior AdvisorGS-151/30/17

This list represents Trump administration hires primarily made between Jan. 20 and Jan. 30, according to the Office of Personnel Management. At least a few of the officials have since moved to other agencies or left the government.

Grade level refers to the pay scale for federal employees. SES stands for Senior Executive Service, who serve in top government positions.

† Officials who have left the administration, according to our reporting

†† Obama-era officials temporarily hired to stay on during the Trump administration

* These names were obtained via Freedom of Information Act requests to other federal agencies. Some of these hires were made after Jan. 30 and others were not included in the list provided by the Office of Personnel Management. Three employees, Derrick Bolen, Kevin Chmielewski and Brenton McNeely, appear twice on the list because they appear to have switched departments. ProPublica sent FOIA requests to 24 federal agencies seeking the names of beachhead team members. As of Aug. 3, 2017, 20 agencies have provided employee names while two other agencies had no temporary employees to report.

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