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Mick Mulvaney

Former White House Chief of Staff, Trump Administration

John “Mick” Mulvaney held several important recent White House roles. He was Chief of Staff to the President, Director of The Office of Management and Budget, and United States Special Envoy, Northern Ireland.

Mulvaney was Director of The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) between February 2017-March 2020, where he oversaw the preparation and presentation of three federal budgets of approximately US$1.2 trillion each. He managed the 500-person office, which is the largest component of the Executive Office of the President. He was also responsible for the Offices of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Federal Procurement, Financial Management, E-Government and Information Technology, and the US Digital Service.

Mulvaney was also the Senior Advisor and Acting Chief of Staff to the President of the United States between December 2018-March 2020. In this role he was the primary manager of the 4000 person Executive Office of the President, including the National Security Council, the Council of Economic Advisers, the Office of Trade & Manufacturing Policy, and the Office of National Drug Control Policy. He was also Acting Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau from November 2018-December 2019, overseeing a 1700-person primary federal agency within the financial services industry.

Before his time at the White House, Mulvaney was a Member of Congress in the House of Representatives between 2011-17, serving on multiple committees. He also founded both the Bitcoin Caucus and Blockchain Caucus, as well as having experience within the private sector, more specifically within law, real estate, financial regulation and restaurant franchising.

Mulvaney studied international economics at Georgetown University, as well as studying law at the University of North Carolina and business at Harvard. He appears regularly on both US and international television, included all the major US networks and cable news programs, the BBC and Sky News in the UK, and other outlets around the world.