Zinke takes job at investment firm

Zinke takes job at investment firm

Former Interior Secretary Ryan ZinkeRyan Keith ZinkeInterior looking to rely on staffers with less training for park law enforcement: report DOJ investigation into former Interior chief goes to grand jury Overnight Energy: Zinke joins Trump-tied lobbying firm | Senators highlight threat from invasive species | Top Republican calls for Green New Deal vote in House MORE has landed his first job since resigning from the Trump administration.

Artillery One, an investment firm that focuses on industries like energy and financial technology, said Monday that Zinke is its new managing director.

The announcement came less than two weeks after Zinke departed his Interior role. He announced in December that he would leave amid accusations that he violated ethics rules. He has denied the allegations.

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“Secretary Zinke brings a wealth of experience and understanding of the workings of business and government,” Daniel Cannon, Artillery One’s CEO, said in a statement. “His expertise in the energy and technology sectors will help Artillery One to continue to expand its consulting and finance business in the core areas of cybersecurity, energy, fintech and digital assets. We look forward to introducing him to our strategic partners and clients around the globe.”

The company said Zinke’s agenda with Artillery One will include continuing “to follow the vision of President Donald J. Trump in Making America Great Again, by bringing economic development, jobs and opportunities for people, at home and internationally.”

Zinke will be based out of his home state of Montana and his wife Lola’s home state of California, but will also travel extensively, Artillery One said.

Under President TrumpDonald John TrumpAverage tax refunds down double-digits, IRS data shows White House warns Maduro as Venezuela orders partial closure of border with Colombia Trump administration directs 1,000 more troops to Mexican border MORE’s ethics pledge for administration officials, Zinke cannot lobby on Interior Department matters for five years and cannot lobby Trump administration officials through the rest of the administration.