The American Council for Capital Formation, a pro-business lobbying group, announced Wednesday that Executive Vice President George David Banks has joined the White House as a senior advisor on international energy and environmental issues.
The Council said that Banks has accepted a position in the Trump administration as special assistant to the president and senior director for international energy and environment.
“We are honored to have one of our own serving in the new administration,” aid ACCF President and CEO Mark Bloomfield, in a statement. “David is a true thought-leader on energy policy and his hands-on experience promoting greater energy security and expertise in international relations will be a great asset to the Trump White House.”
Banks previously served as a CIA analyst and as a diplomat at the U.S. State Department under President George W. Bush, and as a top staffer on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.