Steven Mnuchin will serve as Donald TrumpDonald TrumpOvernight Defense & National Security — The Pentagon's deadly mistake Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by Climate Power — Interior returns BLM HQ to Washington France pulls ambassadors to US, Australia in protest of submarine deal MORE's national finance chairman, the campaign announced Thursday.
“Steven is a professional at the highest level with an extensive and very successful financial background," Trump said in a statement.
"He brings unprecedented experience and expertise to a fundraising operation that will benefit the Republican Party and ultimately defeat Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonAttorney charged in Durham investigation pleads not guilty Attorney indicted on charge of lying to FBI as part of Durham investigation Durham seeking indictment of lawyer with ties to Democrats: reports MORE.”
Trump, now the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, has touted his primary campaign's self-funding but on Wednesday said he would not entirely self-fund his general election campaign, promising that he would create a “world-class finance organization” instead.
He previously was a partner at Goldman Sachs and has a B.A. from Yale University.
Mnuchin has worked with Trump in the past on a business level and "brings his expertise in finance to what will be an extremely successful fundraising operation for the Republican Party," according to the news release.
“It’s a great privilege to be working with Mr. Trump to create a world class finance organization to support the campaign in the General Election," Mnuchin said in a statement.