Adam Jacob Szubin served as the Acting Secretary of the Treasury of the United States from January 20, 2017 until February 13, 2017. He became the acting secretary after the resignation of Treasury Secretary, Jack Lew, and Deputy Treasury Secretary, Sarah Bloom Raskin. Previously, he served as the Acting Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence. In April, 2017, he joined the law firm Sullivan & Cromwell.[2]

Education

Szubin is from an Orthodox Jewish family and attended Yavneh Academy and the Ramaz School.[3] He received a A.B. from Harvard College and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Family

Szubin lives with his wife, Miriam, and three children, in Washington, DC.[4]

Treasury

Joining the Treasury in 2004, Szubin served in the Bush administration, as the Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence. From 2006 to 2015 (three years in the Bush administration and a further six in the Obama administration), Szubin served as the Director of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control. On April 16, 2015, President Obama nominated him as Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Crimes.[5] In 2016, the Senate Banking Committee approved his nomination but the full Senate never confirmed him. Still unconfirmed by the Senate, Trump asked him to stay on in his post as Under Secretary.[6] He became the Acting Secretary of the Treasury of the United States after the resignation of Treasury Secretary, Jack Lew, and Deputy Treasury Secretary, Sarah Bloom Raskin, on January 20, 2017. After the expected confirmation of Steven Mnuchin as Secretary of the Treasury, Szubin will leave government service to pursue other endeavors.[7]

Adam Szubin, Acting Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence

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References

  1. ^ WEDDINGS/CELEBRATIONS; Miriam Weiner, Adam Szubin
  2. ^ "Adam J. Szubin, Former Acting Treasury Department Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, Joins Sullivan & Cromwell". Retrieved 25 May 2017. 
  3. ^ Palmer, Joanne. "Who was that with Cory Booker? Adam Szubin, Iran deal defender, on loving Israel and growing up in Teaneck", Jewish Standard, October 15, 2015. Accessed January 28, 2017. "Mr. Szubin (the initial S in his name is irrationally silent, so when it's said aloud it begins with the Z) is Teaneck born and bred; he went to Yavneh Academy until high school, when he commuted across the river to Ramaz, the modern Orthodox day school on Manhattan’s Upper East Side."
  4. ^ "Statement by Adam J. Szubin, Nominee for Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Crimes, Before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs". U.S. Department of the Treasury. 
  5. ^ "President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts". White House. 
  6. ^ "Obama Treasury official Senate GOP refused to confirm is among those Trump asked to stay on". Politico. 
  7. ^ "FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Statement from a Treasury Spokesperson:". U.S. Department of the Treasury. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Jack Lew
United States Secretary of the Treasury
Acting

2017
Succeeded by
Steven Mnuchin