Continental’s Harold Hamm Pegged as Trump Key Advisor


Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump identified Oklahoma City’s Continental Resources Inc. CEO Harold Hamm as a core member of his economic policy advisors on Friday.

Trump’s hand-picked team of economic advisors are well-known industry executives in the financial, banking, real estate, manufacturing and energy sectors. In addition to Hamm, Trump’s 13-member advisory team includes:

Dan DiMicco, former CEO of North Carolina-based steel producer Nucor Corporation;

Steven Terner Mnuchin, Chairman/CEO of New York City’s Dune Capital Management LP, a private investment firm and former Goldman Sachs executive. Mnuchin is also Trump’s national finance director;

Steve Roth, founder and CEO of New York City’s Vornado Realty Trust, a real estate investment trust that develops, owns and manages office and retail properties in New York City, Washington, D.C., Chicago and San Francisco;

John Paulson, President of Paulson & Co, a Wall Street hedge fund;

Howard M. Lorber, President and CEO of Miami, Florida-based Vector Group Ltd., a publicly traded company which owns tobacco and real estate subsidiaries;

Thomas J. Barrack, Jr., founder and Executive Chairman of Los Angeles-based Colony Capital, a private equity firm. Barrack also served in the Reagan administration as Deputy Undersecretary of the Interior Department;

Stephen Calk, founder and Chairman of Chicago’s Federal Savings Bank and National Bancorp Holdings;

Daniel “Andy” Beal, real estate investor and founder of Beal Bank and other financial investment firms;

Steve Feinberg, Wall Street financier who co-founded Cerberus Capital Management, a private equity firm focused on investing in distressed assets;

Peter Navarro, a trade expert and University of California at Irvine professor of economics and public policy;

Stephen Moore, chief economist for the Heritage Foundation; and

David Malpass, founder of Encima Global, a research and consulting firm that provides analysis on global economic and political trends. Malpass also served as deputy assistant Treasury Secretary under President Reagan and deputy assistant Secretary of State under President George W. Bush.

“I am pleased that we have such a formidable group of experienced and talented individuals that will work with me to implement real solutions for the economic issues facing our country,” said Trump in a statement.

In 2012, Hamm was a key energy advisor to Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign. Earlier this year, Hamm initially backed Florida Senator Marco Rubio in his presidential bid but later endorsed Trump by mid-April.

“President Trump will release American’s pent-up energy potential, get rid of foreign oil, trash punitive regulation, create millions of jobs and develop our most strategic geopolitical weapon — crude oil,” said Hamm during his speech at last month’s Republican National Convention.

Trump is expected to announce his economic policy initiatives on Monday at the Detroit Economic Club.


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