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Dec. 2, 2016, 1:07 p.m. EST

Trump taps Jamie Dimon, Mary Barra and other top CEOs for advice on the economy

Blackstone’s Schwarzman to head ‘strategic and policy forum’

By Robert Schroeder, MarketWatch

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Jamie Dimon is among the members tapped for President-elect Donald Trump’s “strategic and policy forum.”

Donald Trump has tapped J.P. Morgan Chase’s Jamie Dimon and other prominent chief executives for a “strategic and policy forum” that the president-elect says will meet frequently to discuss economic issues.

Stephen Schwarzman, the chairman and CEO of Blackstone (NYS:BX)  , will head the group of more than a dozen members, which also includes General Motors (NYS:GM)   CEO Mary Barra and Disney (NYS:DIS)  chief Bob Iger.

See the full list of members .

Members will give Trump their input on how government policy affects growth, job creation and productivity, according to a news release from the Trump transition team. The first meeting of the forum will be held at the White House during the first week of February.

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President Barack Obama established what he called an economic recovery advisory board shortly after taking office in 2009. The board similarly included high-profile CEOs including Jeffrey Immelt of General Electric (NYS:GE)  , but also counted the AFL-CIO’s Richard Trumka among its members. Labor unions aren’t represented on Trump’s list.

Last month, Dimon was reportedly floated to be a possible pick for Trump’s Treasury chief. But the J.P. Morgan (NYS:JPM)   head was later reported never to have been a candidate. Trump named Steven Mnuchin to the post this week.

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