Top contenders in Donald Trump's Cabinet
Now that the reactions to Trump's victory in the US Presidential elections have died down, it is time to understand how he intends to run the country.
And the best way to do it is to check out what his Cabinet composition will look like.
So, here is a potential list of the Trump brigade:
Secretary of State: The rumored nominees for this post are New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who is also a Trump loyalist; former US Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton.
Treasury Secretary: Steven Mnuchin, who is a 17-year old veteran of Goldman Sachs and is presently working as the chief executive and chairman of Dune Capital Management. Jeb Hensarling, who is the House Financial Services Chairman is also a nominee for the position. Also in line is JPMorgan Chase Chief Executive Jamie Dimon.
Secretary of Defence: Former National Security Adviser in the George W Bush Cabinet Stephen Hadley, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Former Sen. Jim Talent (R-Mo.) Clinton CIA director Jim Woolsey and Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) are also on the fray.
Attorney General: Sen. Jeff Sessions has been tapped by Donald Trump for the position.
Interior Secretary: Venture capitalist Robert Grady, who was a White House official in George H.W. Bush's office with ties in New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
Agriculture Secretary: Inside reports suggest that Donald Trump has a bench of 70 leaders in the agricultural advisory committee to pull out his choice from. Among the top candidates include Sid Miller, who is the current secretary of agriculture in Texas. Others include sitting governor, Sam Brownback of Kansas, and three ex governors: Dave Heineman (Nebraska), Sonny Perdue (Georgia) and Rick Perry (Texas). Charles Herbster, a Republican donor and agri-business leader who chairs Trump's agricultural advisory committee, and Mike McCloskey, a dairy executive in Indiana are also on the fray.
Commerce Secretary: Leading the nomination list is Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross who is also a Trump economic adviser. Investor Lew Eisenberg, co-founder of Granite Capital International Group, is another top candidate.Dan DiMicco, the former CEO of steelmaker Nucor Corp and a Trump trade adviser is also a possibility.
Labour Secretary: Inside reports suggest that Victoria Lipnic, the Commissioner of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission since 2010 who also served as an an assistant secretary of Labor for employment standards from 2002 until 2009, is the top contender for this position. Andrew Puzder, chief executive of CKE Restaurants, is a second possibility.
Health and Human Services secretary: Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), the chairman of the House Budget Committee is a top contender here. Former Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, is second in list.
Housing and Urban Development secretary: Trump supporters Bud Albright and Scott Keller, two ardent Trump supporters are in the fray. The other names being circulated include Pam Patenaude, the president of the J. Ronald Terwilliger Foundation for Housing America's Families, former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown and former New York Rep. Rick Lazio (R).
Transportation secretary: Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm has been the main influencer on Trump's energy policy during the campaign. Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), a Trump energy adviser, venture capitalist Robert Grady, James Connaughton, a former utility executive who was President George W. Bush's head of White House Council on Environmental Quality; and Kristine Svinicki, the sole Republican on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission are also in the fray.
Veterans Affairs secretary: Veterans' Affairs Chairman Jeff Miller is the only name in the list.
Education Secretary: Indiana Rep. Luke Messer, William Evers, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, Tony Zeiss, a former president of Central Piedmont Community College, Michelle Rhee, an education reform activist, Former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, Gerard Robinson a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute focused on education policy; Tony Bennett, the former Florida Commissioner of Education and the former Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction; Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker; Hanna Skandera, the New Mexico Secretary of Education; and education activists Betsy DeVos; and Kevin Chavous are others in the list.
Homeland Security Secretary: House Homeland Security Chairman Mike McCaul, Rep. John Katko (R-N.Y.), the chairman of the Homeland Security Committee's transportation security panel, David Clarke, the conservative Sheriff of Milwaukee County are in the fray for this position.