President Donald Trump has selected his daughter’s longtime adviser, Ivanka Trump, to head up his White House transition team, The Hill has learned.
In a move that could significantly expand her role in his Cabinet, Trump announced Monday that his daughter, who was the youngest daughter of the president, will head up a group of aides tasked with helping to set up his first Cabinet.
The move comes after Trump appointed her to lead his transition team in July.
Ivanka Trump, who has been the first daughter of U.S. president Donald Trump, will serve as chief of staff to her father.
She will serve alongside senior advisers Steve Bannon, Steve Miller, and Jared Kushner, according to a White House pool report.
Ivankas position will also require her to oversee the group’s communications, according the pool report, which did not specify how much.
Trump previously announced that he would not nominate anyone for Cabinet positions during his administration.
Ivanks role will also allow her to serve as a liaison between the White House and the business community.
The two are expected to have an important role in the administration’s efforts to attract businesses to the country.
Trump, a frequent critic of his own government, has repeatedly criticized President Barack Obama for failing to make major policy changes, despite him being a first-term president.