Zinke takes job at investment firm

Zinke takes job at investment firm

Former Interior Secretary Ryan ZinkeRyan Keith ZinkeOvernight Energy: Senate eyes nixing 'forever chemicals' fix from defense bill | Former Obama EPA chief named CEO of green group | Senate reviews Interior, FERC nominees criticized on ethics Senate reviews Interior, FERC nominees criticized on ethics Overnight Energy: Perry to step down as Energy secretary | Future of big-game hunting council up in the air | Dems lose vote against EPA power plant rule 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 TrumpThis week: House kicks off public phase of impeachment inquiry Impeachment week: Trump probe hits crucial point Judd Gregg: The big, big and bigger problem 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.