Gary Edson, according to the White House, is the Deputy Assistant to the President for International Economic Affairs and Deputy National Security Advisor.
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Bush Names Edson to New International Economic Affairs Post, State Department Press Release, February 22, 2001:
President George Walker Bush named Gary Edson, who served previously in the both the George Herbert Walker Bush and Ronald Reagan administrations, "to the new position of Deputy Assistant to the President for International Economic Affairs and Deputy National Security Advisor. In this new position, Edson will serve as deputy to Bush's chief economic adviser, Lawrence Lindsey, and to National Security Affairs adviser Condoleezza Rice."
"He will be responsible for coordinating and integrating international economic policy with national security and foreign policy. He will also be the 'sherpa,' or lead U.S. coordinator, for the annual G-8 summits.
"Edson, who was Deputy Policy Director of the Bush-Cheney Transition, served as Chief of Staff and General Counsel to U.S. Trade Representative Carla Anderson Hills, in the Bush Administration, and as Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of State, Kenneth W. Dam, in the Reagan Administration.