General Motors-backed Lyft may be losing a prominent executive to the White House. The Los Angeles Times reports Derek Kan has been nominated to serve in the administration’s Department of Transportation by President Donald Trump. Kan, specifically, would serve under the secretary of transportation and advise on policy, according to the report.
Kan has not been confirmed just yet, but it wouldn’t be his first time stepping into politics. Previously, he was an advisor to Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnel and served as the chief economist for the Senate Republican Policy Committee.
There’s a juxtaposition to Kan’s nomination, however. Kan’s current employer, Lyft, heavily criticized the Trump administration during its first attempt at implicating a travel ban from several Muslim-majority countries. Lyft also donated $1 million to the ACLU to help fight the executive order signed by President Trump.