Pete Buttigieg hires former Goldman Sachs executive as national policy director

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Mayor Pete hires Former Goldman Sachs exec. to head his national policy team. Neoliberalism will ensue I'm sure...

CNBC - July 19, 2019

Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg has hired a former Goldman Sachs vice president and Google executive to run his policy shop, his campaign announced Thursday.

Sonal Shah, now executive director of the Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation at Georgetown University, will be the campaign's national policy director.

Shah worked at Goldman Sachs from 2004 to 2007 as a vice president, according to her LinkedIn page. She then worked for Google as its head of global development initiatives from 2007 to 2009.

... In contribution records filed with the Federal Election Commission from the period, Shah listed her occupation at varying times as an "investment banker," "economist" and "vice president."

In early 2017, Shah cheered President Donald Trump's hiring of Goldman executive Dina Powell, first as an economic assistant and later as deputy national security adviser.

"Great choice. Dina Powell will be great. Trump hires another executive from Goldman Sachs," ...
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