It's always nice to see the progression from service staff to high level, influential posts. Sometimes favoring people close to you gives great opportunity.
The husband of a former member of Donald Trump’s household staff has suddenly ratcheted up his career to become an official of the Environmental Protection Agency. He’s just the latest Trump family connection to land a job in the administration.
According to a memo obtained by Politico, Steve Kopec of New Jersey joined the EPA’s Region 2 office in New York as a special assistant in December.
The home improvement contractor brings skills regarding “customer service,” “organizational efficiencies” and “team building,” according to the memo from the Region 2 administrator, but, apparently, no expertise on the environment. He’s providing “support services,” according to the EPA. His salary is around $66,000, according to a Politico source.
Kopec, who used to run his home improvement business, Steve’s Tools in Motion, from his Jersey home, is married to Dagmara Kopec, who used to work in the Trumps’ New York home, Politico reports. Both are from Poland.
“Mr. Kopec is a hard-working, dedicated employee and we appreciate his service,” EPA spokeswoman Liz Bowman said in a statement to Politico…