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Trump Administration Names Nominees To Head Millennium Challenge Corporation, Peace Corps

Devex: White House adviser to be nominated for top job at MCC
“The Trump administration has named its nominee to lead the Millennium Challenge Corporation. The administration plans to nominate top White House official Sean Cairncross to the post, the White House said on Thursday, according to political website The Hill. MCC is an independent United States aid agency that provides grants to promote economic growth, poverty reduction, and good governance…” (Saldinger, 1/5).

Devex: MCC CEO nominee would bring political ties, but some question expertise
“…Following the announcement, a number of people on social media pointed out that Cairncross seemed to lack development or foreign policy experience, but others, in conversation with Devex, have pointed out that some other MCC CEOs haven’t had that much development experience either coming in, and that his political connections should be useful for the agency…” (Saldinger, 1/8).

Devex: Trump nominates Josephine Olsen as Peace Corps chief
“President Donald Trump nominated Josephine Olsen to be director of the Peace Corps on [January 3]. Olsen is currently a visiting professor at the University of Maryland-Baltimore School of Social Work, but has spent decades in a variety of roles at the Peace Corps, including as acting director in 2009…” (Igoe, 1/4).