Dallas investor Ray Washburne is being considered for the position of secretary of interior, multiple sources on Donald Trump's transition team told CNBC.
Washburne's company, Charter Holdings, is involved in energy, private equity, finance, restaurants and real estate investments.
Washburne is a familiar face to the incoming Trump administration. He was vice chairman of the 2016 Trump Victory Committee and is a former chairman of the Republican National Committee. He is currently chairing the transition commerce team.
Washburne is also related by marriage to the Hunt family. His wife, Heather, is the great-granddaughter of H.L. Hunt.