“It is an honor to serve our country,” Kushner said in a statement. “I am energized by the shared passion of the President-elect and the American people and I am humbled by the opportunity to join this very talented team.”
Kushner, a real estate developer, is married to Ivanka Trump and has been considered a close adviser to Trump during his campaign and transition.
“Jared has been a tremendous asset and trusted advisor throughout the campaign and transition and I am proud to have him in a key leadership role in my administration,” Trump said in a statement. “He has been incredibly successful, in both business and now politics. He will be an invaluable member of my team as I set and execute an ambitious agenda, putting the American people first.”
In a sign that he was planning to take a position in the new administration, Kushner has been taking steps to distance himself from his sprawling New York real estate business.