R. Alexander Acosta, dean of the Florida International University’s law school, will be nominated by President Donald Trump as head of the Labor Department.
Acosta previously held various Presidentially-appointed and Senate-confirmed positions in the government such as a member of the National Labor Relations Board, the White House said Thursday.
He also served as chairman of the U.S. Century Bank in Florida and became the first Hispanic to assume the role of assistant attorney general and U.S. attorney for Florida’s southern district.
“His extensive experience has tremendously impressed me and my team and makes us confident that he will lead the Department of Labor with the utmost competence and determination to support the American worker,” said Trump.
“Alex is going to be a key part of achieving our goal of revitalizing the American economy, manufacturing and labor force.”