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We Track Trump's Complicit CEOs So You Don't Have To

Update 1: Since this was originally posted in the morning on Tuesday, Aug. 15, Alliance for American Manufacturing‘s Scott Paul stepped down from Trump’s manufacturing council and Arconic’s Klaus Kleinfeld, Caterpillar’s Doug Oberhelman, Ford’s Mark Fields and U.S. Steel’s Mario Longhi had reportedly already left the council after leaving their positions at their respective companies.

Update 2: After a disastrous press conference during which Trump backtracked to blaming “both sides” for violence in Charlottesville, AFL-CIO president Rich Trumka resigned from the manufacturing council.

Update 3: On Wednesday, Aug. 16, 3M resigned from Trump’s manufacturing council and The New York Times reports CEOs are discussing disbanding the councils altogether.

Update 4: The Strategic and Policy Council and the American Manufacturing Councils have been disbanded. Executives who attended the American Technology Council meeting are, according to the latest reports, not considered formal members of the council.

Corporate executives who lined up to advise President Trump, embracing his pro-polluter, deregulatory and anti-tax policies while ignoring other elements of his outrageous conduct and policy agenda, are having second thoughts.

So far, three four corporate executives (out of a total of 48) and a trade group exec, and a labor union president have resigned from Trump’s advisory councils after the president shamefully delayed his condemnation of white supremacist violence after neo-fascist groups marched on Charlottesville, Va., and a marcher from Ohio allegedly drove a car into a crowd of peaceful demonstrators, killing Heather Heyer, an anti-racist activist, and injuring over a dozen others. An additional four have clarified that they were no longer council members.

The remaining 45 42 41 executives are sticking with Trump (see Update 4 above).

Early in his presidency, Trump has assembled three advisory committees whose membership consists almost entirely of corporate executives. In addition to CEOs, the committees reportedly include two one trade group executive, two one representative from the AFL-CIO, and the head of the Cleveland Clinic.

Here are the corporate executives who have resigned from Trump’s committees so far:

  • Kenneth Frazier, CEO of Merck, the first to resign after the Charlottesville tragedy.
  • Kevin Plank, CEO of Under Armour, who also resigned in the Charlottesville aftermath.
  • Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel, also a post-Charlottesville resignation.
  • Inge Thulin, CEO of 3M, resigned after Trump at a press conference reaffirmed blame for violence on “both sides” in Charlottesville.
  • Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, who resigned over Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement.
  • Bob Iger, Disney CEO, who also resigned over the Paris climate withdrawal.
  • Travis Kalanick, former CEO of Uber, who resigned after Uber was criticized for profiting off of protests against Trump’s Muslim ban.
  • Arconic‘s Klaus Kleinfeld, Caterpillar‘s Doug Oberhelman, Ford‘s Mark Fields and U.S. Steel‘s Mario Longhi reportedly all have resigned from the committee after leaving their respective corporations.

Scott Paul, president of the trade group Alliance for American Manufacturing and Rich Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, also resigned from Trump’s manufacturing committee.

The table below includes the 45 42 41 corporate executives who remained complicit with Trump until the groups were disbanded on Wed., August 16. Some have issued statements — many not until after Trump’s delayed statement — decrying racism and the Charlottesville violence.

An earlier version of this tracker included executives who attended Trump’s American Technology Council meeting. The corporate executives attendees, who are not formal members of the council, included Ginni Rometty of IBM, Shantanu Narayen of Adobe, Eric Schmidt of Alphabet (Google), Jeff Bezos of Amazon, Tim Cook of Apple, Chuck Robbins of Cisco, Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook, John Doerr of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Satya Nadella of Microsoft, Safra Catz of Oracle, Alex Carp of Palantir and Steven Mollenkopf of Qualcomm.

Dennis MuilenburgBoeingAmerican Manufacturing Council
Denise MorrisonCampbell Soup CompanyAmerican Manufacturing Council
Wendell WeeksCorningAmerican Manufacturing Council
Jim KamsickasDana IncAmerican Manufacturing Council
Michael DellDell TechnologiesAmerican Manufacturing Council
Andrew LiverisDow Chemical CompanyAmerican Manufacturing Council
Jeff ImmeltGeneral ElectricAmerican Manufacturing Council
Bill BrownHarris CorporationAmerican Manufacturing Council
Mark SuttonInternational PaperAmerican Manufacturing Council
Alex GorskyJohnson & JohnsonAmerican Manufacturing Council
Marilynn HewsonLockheed Martin CorporationAmerican Manufacturing Council
Michael PolkNewell BrandsAmerican Manufacturing Council
John FerriolaNucor CorporationAmerican Manufacturing Council
Rich KyleThe Timken CompanyAmerican Manufacturing Council
Greg HayesUnited Technologies CorporationAmerican Manufacturing Council
Jeff FettigWhirlpool CorporationAmerican Manufacturing Council
Ginni RomettyIBMStrategic and Policy Forum
Larry FinkBlackRockStrategic and Policy Forum
Stephen SchwarzmanBlackstoneStrategic and Policy Forum
Jim McNerney (former exec)BoeingStrategic and Policy Forum
Rich LesserBoston Consulting GroupStrategic and Policy Forum
Mark WeinbergerEYStrategic and Policy Forum
Jack Welch (former exec)General ElectricStrategic and Policy Forum
Mary BarraGeneral MotorsStrategic and Policy Forum
Adebayo OgunlesiGlobal Infrastructure Partners / Goldman SachsStrategic and Policy Forum
Daniel YerginIHS MarkitStrategic and Policy Forum
Jamie DimonJPMorgan ChaseStrategic and Policy Forum
Paul AtkinsPatomak Global PartnersStrategic and Policy Forum
Indra NooyiPepsiCoStrategic and Policy Forum
Dough McMillonWal-MartStrategic and Policy Forum