Trump Transition Team - Koch Tracker
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DepartmentName
Koch connection?
AffiliationSourceNotes
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Vice PresidentMike Pence1
Campaign contributions
Campaign contributionsA 1 in column C (Koch connection?) indicates that the transition team member has a connection to Koch Industries or the Koch brothers.

We have only included those officially named to agency landing teams or announced as a nominee. We will update our analysis with new announcements.

Several people on the transition team have multiple roles. We factored this into our calculation of the percentage of people affiliated with the Kochs.

A name in bold indicates that person is leading the transition team or has been named as the appointee for the department or agency.
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Chief of StaffReince Preibus1Employer affiliationKoch connections to RNC
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Chief StrategistSteve Bannon
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CounselorKellyanne Conway1Other affiliationCNN cites Conway's "close ties" to Koch network
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Executive Office of the PresidentMegan Badasch
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Thomas Bossert
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Sean Cairncross1Employer affiliationRNC COO
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Gary D. Cohn1Employer affiliationGoldman Sachs and Koch Industries have joint investments
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Reed Cordish
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Rick Dearborn1Employer affiliationWorked for Senator Jeff Sessions and Heritage Foundation, both funded by Kochs
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Jessica Ditto
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Dirk Eyman1Employer affiliationRNC IT Director
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Joseph Hagin
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Kenneth Juster
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Jeremy Katz
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Keith Kellogg
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Marcia Lee Kelly
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Gerrit Lansing1Employer affiliationRNC Digital Officer
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Chris Liddell
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Marc Lotter
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Kirk Marshall
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Don McGahn1Employer affiliationWorked for Freedom Partners, a Koch group
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Matthew Morgan
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Vanessa Morrone1Employer affiliationWorked at the RNC
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Mark Paoletta
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Jennifer Pavlik1Employer affiliationStaffer for Gov. Mike Pence
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Robert Peede
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Josh Pitcock1Employer affiliationStaffer for Gov. Mike Pence
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Ory Rinat1Employer affiliationWorks at the Heritage Foundation
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Daniel Scavino
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Raj Shah1Employer affiliationRNC Research Director
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Sean Spicer1Employer affiliationRNC Chief Strategist and Communications Director
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Elizabeth Steil1Employer affiliationRNC Director
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Katie Walsh1Employer affiliationRNC Chief of Staff
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Stephanie Winston Wolkoff
1Other affiliationHosted events with Koch family
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Special AdvisorCarl Icahn1Employer affiliationHis company has done business deals with Koch Industries
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Environmental Protection AgencyScott Pruitt1Employer affiliationAffiliated with the Federalist Society, a Koch-funded group
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Amy Oliver Cooke1Employer affiliationWorks at Independence Institute, a Koch affiliate
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Myron Ebell1Employer affiliationWorks at Competitive Enterprise Institute, funded by Kochs
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Christopher Horner1Employer affiliationWorks at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, funded by Kochs
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David Kreutzer1Employer affiliationWorks at the Heritage Foundation
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Austin Lipari1Employer affiliationWorks at the Federalist Society
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David Schnare1Employer affiliationWorks at the Energy & Environment Legal Insitute, funded by Kochs
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Dave Stevenson1Employer affiliationWorks at Caesar Rodney Institute, receives Donors Trust funding, affiliated w/ Kochs
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George Sugiyama1Employer affiliationWorked for Sen. Jim Inhofe who receives Koch campaign contributions
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Harlan Watson1Employer affiliationWorked for Rep. James Sensenbrenner, who received Koch campaign contributions
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InteriorRyan Zinke1
Campaign contributions
KOCHPAC gave $2,500 to Zinke's 2016 congressional race
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Kathy Bennedetto
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Mary Bomar
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Karen Budd-Falen
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Scott Cameron
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Doug Domenech1Employer affiliationWorks at Texas Public Policy Foundation, receives Koch funds
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Daniel Jorjani1Employer affiliationWorks for Freedom Partners, a Koch group
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Ned Mamula1Employer affiliationWorks for Cato Institue, a Koch-funded group
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Thomas Pyle1Employer affiliationFormer Koch lobbyist
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EnergyRick Perry1
Campaign contributions
Received $186,000 in campaign contributions from Koch brothers and Koch Industries
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Martin Dannenfelser, Jr.1Employer affiliationWorks at Energy Invoation Reform Project, a Koch-funded group
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Travis Fisher1Employer affiliationWorks at Institute for Energy Research, a Koch-funded group
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John Giordano
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William Greene1Employer affiliationPreviously worked for John Boehner, who received Koch campaign contributions
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David Jonas
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Mark Maddox
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Kelly Mitchell
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Thomas Norris
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Daniel Simmons1Employer affiliationWorks at Institute for Energy Research, a Koch-funded group
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Jack Spencer1Employer affiliationWorks at Heritage Foundation
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Federal Energy Regulatory CommissionSean Cunningham1Other affiliationMember of the Federalist Society, a Koch-funded group
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Travis FisherSee EnergyEmployer affiliationWorks at Institute for Energy Research, a Koch-funded group
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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid ServicesSeema Verma
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Central Intelligence AgencyMike Pompeo1Business connectionBusiness ties w/ Koch Industries
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Commission on Civil RightsEarl Matthews
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Commodity Futures and Trading CommissionSharon Brown-Hruska
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Consumer Financial Protection BureauPaul Atkins1Employer affiliationVisiting scholar at American Enterprise Institute
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Kyle Hauptman1Employer affiliationExecutive Director at Main Street Growth Project, a Koch-funded group
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CJ Jordan
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Julie B. Lindsay
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Department of AgricultureCarrie Castille
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Brian Klippenstein1Employer affiliationWorked for Sen. Roy Blunt who recieved Koch campaign contributions
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Lance Kotschwar
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Russell Laird
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Stephen Vaden
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Department of CommerceWilbur Ross1OtherWSJ cites David Koch as a "high-profile friend"
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David Bohigian
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William Gaynor
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Kenneth Haapala1Employer affiliationWorks at the Science and Environmental Policy Project, a Koch-backed organization
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Kevin Harrington
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Tom Leppert
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Joan Maginnis
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A Mark Neuman
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Scott Rayder
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George Sifakis
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James Uthmeier
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Ray Washburne1OtherCourted Koch donations to Trump
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Department of DefenseJames Mattis
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Mark Albrecht
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Kenneth Braithwaite
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Jennifer Buck
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Thomas Carter
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Sergio de la Pena
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