First daughter Ivanka Trump has reportedly hired a former Bush administration official as her new chief of staff in the West Wing.
Julie Radford, a former consultant to Goldman Sachs, was introduced to Trump in February by deputy national security adviser Dina Powell, who has formed a close bond with Trump inside the White House. Radford served under former President George W. Bush's education secretary, Margaret Spellings.
"[Radford] is one of the most talented women I have ever worked with," Powell told Politico. "I saw firsthand her ability to both creatively develop new and innovative programs and execute them based on measurable results."
Trump became an official government employee late last month after relocating to Washington with Jared Kushner and their three young children. The former fashion executive and vice president of her father's business empire is now serving as a special assistant to the president.
A senior White House official told the Washington Examiner that Trump and Kushner are working together, and with other administration officials, on "a collection of initiatives" inside the Office of American Innovation, including modernizing government, women's issues and climate policy.
Radford, also a mother of three, is set to accompany Trump on her upcoming trip Berlin for a W20's women's summit. Trump was invited to participate in the summit by its organizer, German Chancellor Angela Merkel.