January 10, 2013

Jack Lew an Exceptional Choice to Meet Economic Challenges

Nominee a True Leader on Global Development and Diplomacy

Washington, DC —The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition released this statement from Chairman Dan Glickman and Executive Director Liz Schrayer on President Obama’s nomination of Jack Lew for Secretary of the Treasury:

“At a time of economic challenges at home and abroad, Jack Lew is an exceptional choice to continue the smart power agenda.  He has a proven track record as an effective leader who understands the critical contribution development and diplomacy play in advancing our economic interests throughout the world.  He has been an outspoken voice for a strong and effective International Affairs Budget as White House Chief of Staff, OMB Director in two administrations, and Deputy Secretary of State.  His thoughtful, strategic leadership and experience in the global economy will be a great asset to the Treasury Department and in meeting the economic challenges we face at home and abroad.

“We congratulate Mr. Lew on his nomination and look forward to working with him in promoting American engagement in the world.”

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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.