Ivanka Trump is quietly staffing up, and she’s filling out her team in the West Wing with former officials from President George W. Bush’s administration.
In addition to her close adviser Dina Powell, who served as chief of the personnel office in the Bush White House, the first daughter — who now serves as a special assistant to the president — has hired a chief of staff who worked under Bush’s education secretary, Margaret Spellings.
Julie Radford, who like her boss is a mother of three young children — was chosen to work for the first daughter after being recruited in February by Powell.
A graduate of Southern Methodist University, Radford first connected with Powell as a consultant to Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Small Businesses initiative, which was overseen by Powell in her previous job. Based in New Orleans, Radford oversaw Goldman Sachs’ entrepreneur-boosting programs in Florida, Louisiana and Texas.
“She’s one of the most talented women I have ever worked with,” Powell said in a brief phone interview Friday morning as she was headed into the Oval Office. “I saw firsthand her ability to both creatively develop new and innovate programs and execute them based on measurable results.”
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