If Hillary Clinton wins the presidency in November, who will join her in the White House?
The tight-lipped Clinton campaign has given few clues, though the former secretary of state did say in an interview with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow earlier this year that her cabinet would be at least half composed of women. "I am going to have a cabinet that looks like America, and 50% of America is women, right?" she said. That doesn't quite narrow it down.
Bernie Sanders said in a June interview that he wouldn't mind having a position in Clinton's administration -- and there is speculation that Clinton will need Sanders by her side. But that still leaves many posts left to fill. Where will her advisers come from?
A number of names from the public sector have already been floated as potential Clinton cabinet picks -- Tom Perez, Michèle Flournoy and Terry McAuliffe, for example. And close Clinton allies like long-time associate Cheryl Mills and Clinton campaign National Spokesman Brian Fallon have been in the mix as well.
But the former first lady, who herself has held board positions at Walmart (WMT) , TCBY and Lafarge, could find cabinet members in the private sector as well. And if she does go that route, here are seven executives who could be a good fit for the Clinton administration. These names were drawn from already available public speculation as well as conversations with former Clinton advisers who are familiar with the candidate's thinking.
1. Sheryl Sandberg
Sheryl Sandberg currently has her hands full as COO of Facebook (FB) , but Clinton could come calling.
There is considerable speculation that Sandberg could be a candidate for Secretary of Treasury, Politico reported earlier this month. Sandberg served as chief of staff for Larry Summers during his tenure as Treasury Secretary under President Bill Clinton's administration, where she helped to lead the department's work on forgiving debt in the developing world.
Sandberg in 2015 said she would like to see Clinton in the White House and in June was part of a group of major business leaders endorsing the former secretary of state. She has donated to the Clinton campaign as well.
Sandberg's appointment would also be historic, as she would be the first woman Treasury secretary. While historic for the country, it might be bad for investors in Facebook, as TheStreet's Jim Cramer pointed out on Twitter.
$FB--Sheryl rumored to be going to State OR Treasury if Clinton elected. Could be pressuring stock— Jim Cramer (@jimcramer) August 4, 2016
Representatives for Facebook declined to comment.
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