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(Washington, D.C.) – President Donald J. Trump’s National Security Advisor Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster and Director of the National Economic Council (NEC) Gary Cohn today announced that Everett Eissenstat will join the White House senior staff.

“Everett is the perfect choice to advance the President’s efforts to ensure the security and prosperity of the American people through the integration of the economic, trade, and diplomatic portfolios,” said Lieutenant General McMaster.

Eissenstat will serve as Deputy Assistant to the President for International Economic Affairs and Deputy Director of the NEC. He will be the President’s representative and lead United States negotiator, known as the Sherpa, for international summits that address economic affairs, including G7, G20, and APEC.

“Everett has spent more than two decades working on the complex trade issues facing our country,” Cohn said. “He brings a deep understanding of the international economic landscape and will play a critical role in advancing policies that promote job creation and grow our economy.”

Eissenstat previously served as Chief International Trade Counsel to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, as Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for the Americas, and as the legislative director to Congressman Jim Kolbe (R-AZ). Eissenstat received a J.D. cum laude from the University of Oklahoma, an M.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of Texas, and a B.S. in Political Science and Spanish from Oklahoma State University.