Dec. 4, 2017: Jeffrey DeWit was nominated as the Chief Financial Officer at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017. DeWit, of Arizona, is currently the Arizona State Treasurer and the Chairman of the Arizona State Board of Investments. Before he took office in those posts in January, 2015, he was the chief executive officer of ECHOtrade, a company that he started in 1999. The company grew to include more than five-hundred licensed professional traders worldwide. DeWit has worked in the financial field for nearly twenty-five years. He started his career at Smith Barney in 1992. DeWit was the chief operating officer and chief financial officer of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in 2016. DeWit received his MBA from the University of Arizona.