Tim Cook Named to President Trump's American Workforce Policy Advisory Board

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    The U.S. Department of Commerce today announced the 25 members of the Trump administration's new American Workforce Policy Advisory Board, including Apple CEO Tim Cook and IBM CEO Ginni Rometty.


    The advisory board's recommendations will help guide the National Council for the American Worker's efforts to establish a strategy to ensure that American students and workers have access to "affordable, relevant, and innovative education and job training that will equip them to compete and win in the global economy."

    The board, co-chaired by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump, is expected to help address a "skills crisis" due to the rapidly increasing use of technology, automation, and artificial intelligence that is shaping many industries across the United States.

    The full list of members:Jay Box, President, Kentucky Community and Technical College System
    Walter Bumphus, President & CEO, American Association of Community Colleges
    Jim Clark, President & CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of America
    Tim Cook, CEO, Apple
    Tom Donohue, CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
    Juanita Duggan, President & CEO, National Federation for Independent Business
    Elizabeth Goettl, President & CEO, Cristo Rey Network
    Marillyn Hewson, Chairman, President, & CEO, Lockheed Martin
    Eric Holcomb, Governor, Indiana
    Barbara Humpton, CEO, Siemens USA
    Al Kelly, CEO, Visa
    Vi Lyles, Mayor, Charlotte, North Carolina
    Bill McDermott, CEO, SAP America
    Sean McGarvey, President, North America's Building and Trades Unions
    Doug McMillon, President & CEO, Walmart
    Craig Menear, Chairman, President, & CEO, Home Depot
    Michael Piwowar, Executive Director, Milken Institute
    Scott Pulsipher, President, Western Governors University
    Kim Reynolds, Governor, Iowa
    Ginni Rometty, Chairman, President, & CEO, IBM
    Scott Sanders, Executive Director, National Association of State Workforce Agencies
    Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., President & CEO, Society for Human Resource Management
    Jay Timmons, President & CEO, National Association of Manufacturers
    Sheree Utash, President, WSU Tech
    Marianne Wanamaker, Professor, University of TennesseePresident Trump established the National Council for the American Worker in July 2018 to "create and promote workforce development strategies that provide evidence-based, affordable education and skills-based training for youth and adults to prepare them for the jobs of today and of the future."

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  2. Mike Oxard macrumors 6502a

    Mike Oxard

    Oct 22, 2009
    Tim really reminds me of Beaker from "The Muppets" in that photo.
  3. lazyrighteye macrumors 68000


    Jan 16, 2002
    Denver, CO
    In before the slew of anti-Tim-in-politics comments.

    I see it only as good thing to have someone with Tim's experience and perspective on any board the Trump administration is managing.
  4. Pepe4life macrumors 6502


    Nov 15, 2018
    Trump is doing a fine job on the economy. Can’t say the same about Cook and Apple though
  5. BB8 macrumors regular


    Jan 26, 2016
    I mean, it's all a dog and pony show. Does anyone really think some board of extremely wealthy CEO's is going to do anything to improve conditions for American workers?

    A list of names on an article and a fancy luncheon that probably cost more than some kid's college tuition. That's all these advisory committees ever seem to amount to.
  6. FightTheFuture macrumors 65816


    Oct 19, 2003
    that town east of ann arbor
    Yeah that government shutdown really helped boost the GDP. Let’s have another.
  7. centauratlas macrumors 65816


    Jan 29, 2003
    It is doubtful much useful will come of it given that it is something that the government is involved, but it doesn't hurt to have input on things that could potentially improve conditions for people in the US.

    While Tim is a good at executing and managing, he doesn't have the vision needed to keep Apple ahead long term. It kind of reminds me of the Balmer era at MSFT. Things that distract him and allow other people more input could be good.
  8. eatrains macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2006
    Yeah, Apple's finances are truly in dire straights. :rolleyes:
  9. Naaaaak macrumors 6502

    Mar 26, 2010
    Tim Cook is helping Drumpf. Reeeeeeeee he's now a Nazi!
  10. lazyrighteye macrumors 68000


    Jan 16, 2002
    Denver, CO
    Hard to know which statement is funnier.
    --- Post Merged, Feb 13, 2019 ---
    Ha. I don't disagree. Just meant more that if this type of board is being assembled, I'd rather Tim be included than not. But yeah...
  11. sidewinder3000 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 29, 2010
    It’s hard to imagine that such a short post could be so wrong.

    Crediting Trump with the current economy is like giving a bluebird credit for spring. The economy was on the upswing when Trump took office, and it has continued its upward trend since then, as economy’s tend to do. Most of the heavy lifting was done during the previous administration. Economies work at a glacial pace. Trump is not the cause of our current economy, he is along for the ride. The impact of his policies will be felt in a few years. And considering that we now have the highest debt in our history, and that a crash of some sort is likely coming in the near future, his economic legacy will likely be similar to George W Bush’s.

    And regarding Tim Cook, your assessment couldn’t be further from the truth. During his tenure, Apple has become the most profitable company in the history of American corporations. His economic performance has been nothing short of stellar.
  12. Doomtomb macrumors 6502


    Jul 14, 2011
    Austin, TX
  13. Kabeyun macrumors 68020


    Mar 27, 2004
    Eastern USA
    AAPL 9 years ago: 51.31
    AAPL now: 170.74

  14. Greymacuser macrumors 6502


    Jul 31, 2012
    More like the creepy guy parked outside of a preschool with "FREE CANDY" painted on the side of his van.
  15. sidewinder3000 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 29, 2010
    “Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump”.

    She seems like a nice enough lady, but lord that is a frightening phrase.
  16. Kabeyun macrumors 68020


    Mar 27, 2004
    Eastern USA
    This, this, and this.

    Wow. What a reasoned, rational, and logical post. What the heck are you doing here?
  17. trusso macrumors 6502

    Oct 4, 2003

    The sad thing is, most of these men and women have convinced themselves they are helping the average person. In most places, it's not a bunch of well-born people twirling their mustaches and hatching evil plans because they enjoy being evil; they simply don't know any better. That doesn't excuse what they do, but it requires a more nuanced approach if we hope to fix this.
  18. sidewinder3000 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 29, 2010
    Ha! Thanks. My wife tells me that I like to bang my head against walls, so that probably explains it.

    Based on your logical post, I imagine you’re familiar with that condition.
  19. blacktape242 macrumors 68000


    Dec 17, 2010
    Sacramento, CA
    If you're going to blame one party you might as well blame them both.
  20. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

    Apr 13, 2007

    LOL. Um. 22 trillion dollars says otherwise.
  21. SirithX macrumors 6502


    Feb 21, 2007
    San Francisco
    Indeed, and you didn't even get into the long-term impact of the tax plan, the government shutdown, the trade war with China, among many other things. The depth of misguidedness in the original statement is mind-numbing.
  22. npmacuser5 macrumors 65816


    Apr 10, 2015
    Apple has billions in profits under Tim Cook. The US has added more debt then all of Obama’s eight years under Trump’s leadership.

    Borrowing is not leadership.
  23. lazyrighteye macrumors 68000


    Jan 16, 2002
    Denver, CO
    Ha! Right? I too noted the tags and still find it stunning the two could ever be linked in the same anything.
    Strange times.
  24. lunarworks macrumors 68000

    Jun 17, 2003
    Toronto, Canada
    They're going down the wrong avenue with this. If they want Trump to pay attention to anything he says, they have to put Tim Cook on Fox News.
  25. Fozziebear71 macrumors 6502


    Sep 23, 2014
    I'm assuming you blamed Obama for the increase in the national debt when he was in office?

    Let me guess, during that period it was the Republicans in Congress' fault? :D:D:D

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