Penny Pritzker - News
I'm nominating Penny Pritzker to serve as my Secretary of Commerce. Penny is one of our country's most distinguished business leaders. She's got more than 25 years of management experience in industries including real estate, finance, and hospitality. She's built companies from the ground up. She knows from experience that no government program alone can take the place of a great entrepreneur. She knows that what we can do is to give every business and every worker the best possible chance to succeed by making America a magnet for good jobs.
And Penny understands that just as great companies strengthen the community around them, strong communities and skilled workers also help companies thrive. So she's been an extraordinary civic leader in our shared hometown of Chicago. She served as a member of my Jobs Council. She was the driving force behind Skills for America's Future, which is a program that brings together companies and community colleges to shape and prepare skills-based training programs for workers that are tied into the businesses that potentially will hire them. So she's got extraordinary experience.
President Barack Obama
May 2, 2013
President Barack Obama taps business executive
Penny Pritzker, right, to run the Commerce Department.
At left is economic adviser Michael Froman, nominated
as the next U.S. Trade Representative.
Chicago Tribune, "Will Penny Pritzker become the next U.S. commerce secretary?", March 2013
Penny Pritzker, left, with former Federal Reserve
Chairman Paul Volcker, center, and President Barack
Obama, right, at a May 20, 2009 meeting of the
Economic Recovery Advisory Board
Chicago Life Magazine
Obama's Inner Circle. Penny Pritzker, Chair, TransUnion
Penny Pritzker with President Barack Obama, August, 2011, Chicago, IL
Chicago Business News:
The Harvard Crimson:
The Wall Street Journal:
Penny Pritzker's Acceptance Speech for Harvard Business School Club of Chicago's 2007 Distinguished Leadership Award:
The family foundation of philanthropist Penny Pritzker and her husband,
Chicago Park District Board President Bryan Traubert, is helping to build
artificial-turf athletic fields in underserved city neighborhoods.
Want Better Economy? Fill Skills Gap by Penny Pritzker
Chicago Magazine, "100 Most Powerful Chicagoans", March 2012
Cleveland Plain Dealer, op-ed, Sept. 11, 2012
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Penny Pritzker 2012 Induction Ceremony
WLS-TV, "Nonprofit Skills for Chicagoland's future helps people find jobs", October 11, 2012
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