January 9, 2012
Lew has a demonstrated commitment to development and diplomacy
Washington, DC —The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition released this statement from Executive Director Liz Schrayer on Jack Lew’s appointment as White House Chief of Staff:
“The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition welcomes the announcement of Jack Lew as White House Chief of Staff. He is a strong voice with an understanding of America’s role in the world. At a time of great challenge, both here and overseas, Jack understands the critical role of development and diplomacy in advancing our national interests.
“Jack will bring the same thoughtful and strategic leadership that he brought to OMB and the State Department on these issues to his new role, and we look forward to working with him.”
The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (www.usglc.org) is a broad-based influential network of 400 businesses and NGOs; national security and foreign policy experts; and business, faith-based, academic and community leaders in all 50 states who support a smart power approach of elevating development and diplomacy alongside defense in order to build a better, safer world.