WASHINGTON — It didn't take long for former Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner to land a new job, and it's not on Wall Street, though it's in the same area code.
The Council on Foreign Relations, a nonpartisan think tank in New York, said Wednesday that Geithner would become its newest senior fellow this month. He stepped down as Treasury secretary Jan. 25.
President Obama has nominated White House Chief of Staff Jacob J. Lew to replace him.
Geithner has followed this route before.
He was a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in 2001 after his first stint at the Treasury Department and before he started a job at the International Monetary Fund. After the IMF, Geithner served as president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York from 2003 until he became Treasury secretary in 2009.
Describing Geithner as a "tireless, creative and responsible custodian of the public trust," Richard N. Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, said that hiring him "only strengthens our capacity to produce thoughtful analysis of issues at the intersection of economic, political and strategic developments."