Strategic and Policy Forum
The President's Strategic and Policy Forum was a business forum created by the U.S. President Donald Trump to give the president perspectives from business leaders on how to create jobs and improve growth for the U.S. economy. It consisted of 16 members chaired by Stephen Schwarzman, the co-founder of private equity firm The Blackstone Group, and started holding gatherings in February 2017.
Former members of the forum:
- Paul S. Atkins – CEO of Patomak Global Partners and former commissioner of the SEC
- Mary Barra – chairwoman and CEO of General Motors
- Toby Cosgrove – president and CEO of the Cleveland Clinic
- Jamie Dimon* – chairman, president, and CEO of JPMorgan Chase
- Laurence D. Fink – chairman and CEO of BlackRock
- Kenneth Frazier* – chairman and CEO of Merck & Co.
- Bob Iger* – chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company
- Travis Kalanick* – chairman and CEO of Uber
- Brian Krzanich* – CEO of Intel
- Rich Lesser – president and CEO of the Boston Consulting Group
- Doug McMillon – president and CEO of Walmart Stores
- Jim McNerney – former president and CEO of Boeing
- Elon Musk* – president and CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX
- Indra Nooyi – chairwoman and CEO of PepsiCo
- Adebayo Ogunlesi – chairman and managing partner at Global Infrastructure Partners
- Kevin Plank* – chairman and CEO of Under Armour
- Ginni Rometty – chairwoman, president, and CEO of IBM
- Stephen Schwarzman* – co-founder, chairman, and CEO of The Blackstone Group
- Kevin Warsh – distinguished visiting fellow in economics at the Hoover Institute and former governor of the Federal Reserve
- Mark Weinberger – chairman and CEO of EY
- Jack Welch – former chairman and CEO of General Electric
- Daniel Yergin – Pulitzer Prize-winning author and vice chairman of IHS Markit
* Resigned prior to dissolution.
Resignations and disbandmentEdit
Prior to its dissolution, a number of members had resigned, including Elon Musk (protesting against the withdrawal from the Paris Climate agreement), Travis Kalanick, Bob Iger, Ken Frazier, Brian Krzanich, Kevin Plank, Stephen Schwarzman and Jamie Dimon. Most of the resignations were in protest of President Trump's statements regarding the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
On August 16, 2017, following five members' resignations, President Trump announced via Twitter he was disbanding the forum.
- American Manufacturing Council (January–August 2017) – a similar board also disbanded
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