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Goldman Sachs’s Dina Powell Named as Trump’s Economic Assistant

  • She’s leaving post as head of philanthropic investing
  • Powell to assist on entrepreneurship, small-business growth
Goldman Sachs Foundation, and global head of corporate engagement, Dina Powell attends the CEO Roundtable on the sidelines of the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on September 20, 2016 in New York.

Goldman Sachs Foundation, and global head of corporate engagement, Dina Powell attends the CEO Roundtable on the sidelines of the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on September 20, 2016 in New York.

Photographer: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images

Dina Powell will leave her post as the head of philanthropic investing at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to join the Trump administration as an assistant to the president and senior counselor for economic initiatives, the president-elect’s transition team said Thursday.

Powell, the president of the Goldman Sachs Foundation and global head of impact investing at the bank, will assist the administration’s "new efforts around entrepreneurship, small-business growth and the global economic empowerment of women," according to the statement.