Jerome Powell, President Trump's pick to head the the Federal Reserve, goes before House and Senate committees on Tuesday, February 27 and Thursday March 1. It's his first public appearance since being sworn in as the central bank's new leader in early February.

With his name in the headlines, we took a look at his resume. Long before serving on the Federal Reserve Board of governors, Powell played important roles both as the Under Secretary of the Treasury under President George H. W. Bush and as a partner at The Carlyle Group. Here's what you should know about Powell as he prepares to move into his new office. Watch the video for more. 

 

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 And #Alpha Rising with Tracy Byrnes. This week we sit down with Liz Ann Sonders from Charles Schwab. 

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