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Nearly 15 months after his term began, President Donald Trump has finally tapped a new leader for the Social Security Administration (SSA). Andrew M. Saul, a New York businessman, will be nominated to lead the agency, which has a budget in excess of $1 trillion.

Pictured: Andrew M. Saul

Saul is currently a general partner at Saul Partners, L.P. He was previously chairman of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board from 2002 to 2011 and vice chairman of the Metropolitan Transit Authority.

Saul graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1968 in the same class as President Trump.

If confirmed by the Senate, Saul will serve the remainder of a six-year term expiring January 19, 2019, followed by an additional six-year term expiring in January 2025. The SSA has been without a permanent leader since Commissioner Michael Astrue’s term expired in January 2013.

Trump also announced his intention to nominate David Fabian Black to be deputy commissioner of SSA. Black is currently the agency’s White House senior advisor and was general counsel of SSA from 2007 to 2015.

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