Donald Trump picked Linda McMahon, a pro wrestling magnate and former candidate for Senate, to lead the Small Business Administration, transition officials said on Wednesday.
“Linda has a tremendous background and is widely recognized as one of the country’s top female executives advising businesses around the globe,” Trump said, according to a report from Reuters.
The SBA offers support to small businesses throughout the U.S. in the form of loans and making sure they get a portion of federal contracts.
McMahon, 68, is the co-founder and former CEO of WWE. She twice unsuccessfully ran for the U.S. Senate in Connecticut in 2010 and 2012.
In a tweet, McMahon said he was “honored” to be appointed to the position.
“Our small businesses are the largest source of job creation in our country,” she said in a statement.