Jeffrey DeWit, Arizona State Treasurer, was nominated by the White Home Nov. 29 to be NASA’s subsequent chief monetary officer. Credit score: Workplace of the Arizona State Treasurer
WASHINGTON — The White Home introduced Nov. 29 it plans to appoint the treasurer of the state of Arizona to be NASA’s subsequent chief monetary officer.
In a press release issued late Nov. 29, the Trump administration stated it plans to appoint Jeffrey DeWit to the submit, one in all 4 at NASA that requires Senate affirmation. Such bulletins usually precede a proper nomination by a number of days.
DeWit has a powerful background in finance, however none in house. He based the buying and selling firm ECHOtrade in 1999 and served as its chief govt till being elected as treasurer of Arizona in 2014. Earlier than founding ECHOtrade he labored as Smith Barney and the Chicago Board of Commerce.
Throughout the 2016 presidential election DeWit labored on the marketing campaign of Donald Trump, together with serving as chief working officer and chief monetary officer. DeWit, who beforehand introduced he wouldn’t run for reelection as Arizona Treasurer in 2018, had been rumored to be contemplating a run for the Senate seat held by Jeff Flake, a Republican who introduced earlier this fall he wouldn’t run for reelection.
The place of chief monetary officer at NASA has been vacant because the begin of the Trump administration in January, when David Radzanowski stepped down. Andrew Hunter, the deputy chief monetary officer, has been serving as performing CFO since then.
The nomination signifies that the administration has nominated or retained folks holding three of the 4 company positions requiring Senate affirmation, with deputy administrator the exception. Paul Martin, NASA’s inspector basic since 2009, remained on the job after the change in administrations.
The White Home nominated Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.) to be NASA administrator in September, which the Senate Commerce Committee favorably reported on a party-line vote Nov. eight. The total Senate has but to take up the nomination.
One senator who will play a key function when that nomination goes to the Senate ground is Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) He expressed reservations when the nomination was introduced, citing the need to not politicize the company. Rubio has not subsequently said if he would vote to verify Bridenstine as NASA administrator.
Rubio, showing at an occasion right here Nov. 29 held by Politico, didn’t talk about that nomination. Nonetheless, he did reward Sen. Invoice Nelson (D-Fla.), who led opposition to Bridenstine’s nomination within the Commerce Committee, together with studying feedback beforehand made by Rubio shortly earlier than the vote to advance the nomination.
Requested if he would marketing campaign in opposition to Nelson, who’s operating for reelection in 2018, Rubio stated he would marketing campaign for a Republican challenger, “not essentially as an assault in opposition to Sen. Nelson, who I respect and who I work with.”
Arizona state treasurer nominated to be NASA CFO was last modified: December 6th, 2017 by