A conversation with Mr. Thomas J. Barrack, Jr., executive chairman of Colony NorthStar and a longtime friend and advisor to President Donald Trump. Please note: this discussion is off the record.
Tom Barrack, who lives in Los Angeles, has known Donald Trump for more than 30 years and serves as an unofficial advisor to the president. He is the chairman and CEO of Colony NorthStar, an investment firm with more than $60 billion in assets, much of it for clients in the Middle East. His extensive business background in the Middle East has allowed him to influence President Trump’s strategies in the region.
What is the state of U.S. relations with nations in the Middle East? What is Barrack’s take on President Trump’s first year in office?
Mr. Thomas J. Barrack, Jr., Executive Chairman, Colony NorthStar
Tom Barrack previously served as founder and executive chairman of Colony Capital, Inc., the predecessor to Colony NorthStar. He has known Donald Trump since the 1980s. Read more.
Ambassador Rockwell Schnabel, Co-Chair of the Board of Directors, Pacific Council
Ambassador Schnabel is co-chair of the Pacific Council's Board of Directors and chair of The Sage Group, LLC. Previously, he served as U.S. Ambassador to Finland and the European Union. Read more.