November 30, 2016
BB&T Center Executive-in-Residence John Allison met on the evening of Monday, November 28, with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in Manhattan. Mr. Allison was reportedly a candidate to be named as Secretary of the Treasury in the Trump Administration, though news sources have broadly reported John Mnuchin as the likely nominee.
The Monday evening meeting was reported by the Wall Street Journal, which issued a supportive editorial.
Mr. Allison appeared on FOX & Friends on Tuesday morning and discussed the meeting with Mr. Trump.
His meeting with the President-elect was also covered extensively by CNBC, where you can find two video clips of Mr. Allison’s interview.
Mr. Allison has been an executive-in-residence with the BB&T Center at Wake Forest University since November 1, 2015. His main roles have been to mentor students, guest-lecture in classes, and give public lectures. As executive-in-residence, Mr. Allison has helped foster Wake Forest’s student-centered educational mission. His leadership has been invaluable in helping the BB&T Center implement its mission of critically evaluating the role of capitalism in a humane and just society. His extensive real-world experience in business and banking has enabled him to provide insight to students into the crucial role honorable business plays in fostering a prosperous society.
More information regarding Mr. Allison and his media availability should be directed to the Marketing and Communications Team in the Wake Forest Business School.