Statement From CSIS President and CEO on Tillerson Confirmation as Secretary of State
February 1, 2017
Statement from CSIS President and CEO John Hamre on Rex Tillerson's confirmation to serve as the 69th United States Secretary of State:
"CSIS is proud to congratulate Rex Tillerson, who has been confirmed as Secretary of State. Secretary Tillerson has served on the CSIS Board of Trustees for 11 years. He resigned this afternoon. He is a sophisticated internationalist with a strong moral compass. We are proud that he has been selected to serve in such a critical responsibility."