A 24-year-old who had someway landed a senior function within the White Home’s drug coverage workplace will resign on the finish of the month after the Washington Put up reported that he had principally no expertise and had fudged his resume.
Quickly after graduating from St. John’s College in Might 2016, Taylor Weyeneth quickly rose via the ranks of the Workplace of Nationwide Drug Management Coverage, which is chargeable for coordinating anti-drug initiatives at a slew of federal companies, together with the Trump administration’s new initiatives to fight the US opioid epidemic.
In March, Weyeneth grew to become the White Home liaison to the drug workplace and advisor to the workplace’s high official. Then in July, amid persistent staffing issues and departures, the then-23-year outdated was promoted to deputy chief of workers, in response to his LinkedIn profile. On the time, Weyeneth’s solely different work expertise after school was a stint engaged on Donald Trump’s presidential marketing campaign.
Deputy White Home Press Secretary Raj Shah confirmed Weyeneth’s resignation Wednesday evening, telling BuzzFeed Information that “Mr. Weyeneth has determined to depart ONDCP on the finish of the month.”
Final week, the Washington Put up reported that Weyeneth gave the federal authorities three resumes with contradicting dates for varied jobs. His alleged employment additionally included work at a New York regulation agency that advised the paper Weyeneth had been fired as a result of he “simply didn’t present” up for work.
On all three resumes, the 24-year-old said that he had graduated from Fordham College with a grasp’s diploma. However although the college confirmed Weyeneth was enrolled in a grasp’s program, they advised the Put up he had by no means completed his coursework.
Following the Jan. 14 Washington Put up report detailing Weyeneth’s resume points, the Workplace of Nationwide Drug Management Coverage advised the paper that the younger worker would keep on on the company, however return to his earlier, lower-level function as White Home liaison. Regardless of the demotion, although, he was considered one of simply three drug coverage workplace staff deemed important throughout final weekend’s authorities shutdown.