Washington (CNN) – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is a fan of Bill Daley.
The president of the pro-business group that spent millions on behalf of Republican candidates last year called Obama's decision to name the current J.P. Morgan banker as his chief of staff a "strong appointment."
"Bill Daley is a man of stature and extraordinary experience in government, business, trade negotiations, and global affairs," said Thomas J. Donahue. "He's an accomplished manager and strong leader. We look forward to working with him to accelerate our recovery, grow the economy, create jobs, and tackle America's global challenges."
Obama is set to speak before the organization early next month. He derided the group in October, accusing it of skirting campaign finance rules to hide the identity of its donors.