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    President Donald J. Trump Announces Appointments for the Executive Office of the President

    May 20, 2020

    Today, President Donald J. Trump announced the following appointments for the Executive Office of the President:

    Derek Lyons will serve as Assistant to the President and Counselor to the President.

    Brooke Rollins will serve as Assistant to the President and Acting Director of the Domestic Policy Council.

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    Derek Lyons


    In 2007 Lyons was admitted to the State Bar of Texas, and in 2010 he was admitted to the Bar for the District of Columbia and the Federal Circuit. He started his professional career as a law clerk to Brett Kavanaugh, a former judge serving on the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and current Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and a former White House Staff Secretary.

    After his clerkship, he worked for Representative Jeb Hensarling as a legislative assistant. He then moved to the private sector, working as a senior litigation assistant for the law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. His practice was mainly related to federal regulatory policy.

    In May 2014, he went back to Capitol Hill, becoming General Counsel in the office of Senator Rob Portman. In this role, he accompanied Senator Portman to meetings of the Subcommittee on Investigations for the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

    Lyons worked for the Jeb Bush 2016 presidential campaign. In February 2016, he joined the law firm Boyden Gray & Associates.

    From January 2017 to February 2018, Lyons worked at the White House as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Staff Secretary.

    After the sudden departure of Rob Porter in February 2018, Lyons was promoted to acting White House Staff Secretary. In June he was formally appointed to the role on a permanent basis. Lyons oversees, together with the White House Chief of Staff, the flow of information to the President.

    In May 2020, Lyons was slated to become the United States Domestic Policy Council director but as the announcement leaked out of the White House Lyons appointment was derailed after influential "America First" conservatives voiced opposition due to his previous position with Jeb Bush's 2016 presidential bid and his consideration was withdrawal. Instead, he was promoted to the position of Counselor to the President.

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    Brooke Rollins

    Brooke Leslie Rollins (born April 10, 1972) is an American lawyer who currently serves as assistant to President Donald Trump for strategic initiatives in the Office of American Innovation. Prior to assuming her current role, Rollins was president and CEO of the Texas Public Policy Foundation, an Austin-based free-market think tank, from 2003 through 2018. During her tenure at TPPF, the think tank grew from having a staff of 3 to a staff of 100.

    Rollins previously served as deputy general counsel, ethics advisor, and policy director to Texas Governor Rick Perry. She is an advocate of criminal justice reform.

    She was raised in Glen Rose, Texas and attended Texas A&M University, where she graduated cum laude with a B.S. in agricultural development in 1994. She was named the top graduate of her class based on a combination criteria of academics, leadership, and service. While at Texas A&M, Rollins was the first female to be elected student body president. She also served as the speaker pro tempore of the Student Senate, the chair of the Texas A&M Judicial Court, as a Fish Camp counselor, and was Cotton Bowl Classic Queen.

    After graduating from A&M, Rollins attended the University of Texas School of Law, graduating with honors. She then worked for several years at Hughes & Luce, LLP in Dallas and clerked under U.S. Federal District Court judge Barbara M.G. Lynn.

    In February 2018, Rollins replaced Reed Cordish as Trump's assistant to the president for intergovernmental and technology initiatives and as a member of the Office of American Innovation.

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