President Trump Nominates COEFFICIENT Partner to be Assistant Secretary of State


Office of the Press Secretary


January 12, 2018


President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Personnel to Key Administration Posts


President Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key positions in his Administration:

Francis R.  Fannon of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Energy Resources).  Mr. Fannon has been a businessman in the global energy and resources industries, an attorney, and a senior staffer in the U.S. Senate.  He became partner of the Coefficient Group in Washington, D.C. in 2017.  Before that, Mr. Fannon was head of corporate affairs at BHP Billiton and senior director of Murphy Oil Corporation, both in Washington, D.C.  A senior staffer in the U.S. Senate, he served as counsel to the Committee on Environment & Public Works (2003-2007), where he assisted in the drafting, negotiation, and ultimate passage of the seminal Energy Policy Act of 2005, senior legislative assistant in the Office of U.S. Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell (2001-2003), and legislative assistant for U.S. Senator Pete V. Domenici (2000-2001).  Prior to joining the Senate, he worked as an attorney in Washington D.C.  Mr. Fannon earned a B.A. from Radford University, a M.A. from the Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver, and a J.D. from Sturm College of Law, University of Denver.