Report: Biden to pick Gina Raimondo for commerce secy

Thursday, 07. January 2021 19:37

United States President-elect tapped Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo to join his administration as the country's next commerce secretary, the New York Times reported on Thursday citing a Democrat familiar with the matter.

Raimondo, who has been serving as the governor of Rhode Island since 2015, previously chaired the Democratic Governors Association for a year in 2018 and 2019.

According to media reports, Tom Steyer, a hedge fund manager and former 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, Meg Whitman, a board member of Procter & Gamble and Dropbox, and Starbucks Corporation Chairwoman Mellody Hobson are also being considered for the Commerce Department's head.

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