Recode: Matt Lira Named Trump’s Special Assistant for Innovation Policy & Initiatives

Matt Lira

President Donald Trump has selected Matt Lira, a senior adviser to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, to serve as special assistant to the president for innovation policy and initiatives, Recode reported Thursday.

Tony Romm writes Lira will join the White House’s pool of technology advisers that includes former Thiel Capital Chief of Staff Michael Kratsios as deputy chief technology officer.

The report said Lira appears to have left his position at McCarthy’s office on March 17.

Lira has held various positions for government and academic organizations.

He was deputy executive director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, a fellow at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and digital director at the Office of the House Minority Whip.

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