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}}{{tnr}}'''Penny Sue Pritzker''' (b. May 2, 1959, in [[Chicago, Illinois]]) is the current [[U.S. Department of Commerce|Secretary of Commerce]]. She was [[Appointment confirmation process|confirmed]] by the [[United States Senate|Senate]] on June 25, 2013, by a vote of 97-1. The only dissenting vote was cast by Sen. [[Bernie Sanders]].<ref>[http://www.politico.com/story/2013/06/penny-pritzker-confirmed-commerce-secretary-93350.html ''Politico'', "Penny Pritzker confirmed as Commerce secretary," June 25, 2013]</ref>  
 
}}{{tnr}}'''Penny Sue Pritzker''' (b. May 2, 1959, in [[Chicago, Illinois]]) is the current [[U.S. Department of Commerce|Secretary of Commerce]]. She was [[Appointment confirmation process|confirmed]] by the [[United States Senate|Senate]] on June 25, 2013, by a vote of 97-1. The only dissenting vote was cast by Sen. [[Bernie Sanders]].<ref>[http://www.politico.com/story/2013/06/penny-pritzker-confirmed-commerce-secretary-93350.html ''Politico'', "Penny Pritzker confirmed as Commerce secretary," June 25, 2013]</ref>  
  
Pritzker previously ran an investment firm and a real estate group in Chicago, [[Illinois]]. Her uncle founded the Hyatt Hotel chain, which her father ran as president for 10 years. Pritzker was also Chairman of the Board at Hyatt before becoming Secretary of Commerce.<ref name="tribbio">[http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-05-02/news/chi-penny-pritzker-commerce-secretary-20130502_1_psp-capital-partners-penny-pritzker-commerce-secretary ''Chicago Tribune'', "Penny Pritzker nominated for Commerce secretary," May 2, 2013]</ref>
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Pritzker previously ran an investment firm and a real estate group in Chicago, [[Illinois]]. Her uncle founded the Hyatt Hotel chain, which her father ran for 10 years as president of the company. Pritzker was also the Chairman of the Board at Hyatt before becoming Secretary of Commerce.<ref name="tribbio">[http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-05-02/news/chi-penny-pritzker-commerce-secretary-20130502_1_psp-capital-partners-penny-pritzker-commerce-secretary ''Chicago Tribune'', "Penny Pritzker nominated for Commerce secretary," May 2, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==

Revision as of 10:08, 2 January 2014

Penny Pritzker
Penny Pritzker official portrait.jpg
U.S. Secretary of Commerce
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
NominatedMay 2, 2013
ConfirmedJune 25, 2013
AppointedJune 26, 2013
Appointed byBarack Obama
Education
Bachelor'sHarvard College
Master'sStanford University
J.D.Stanford University
Personal
BirthdayMay 2, 1959
Place of birthChicago, IL
ProfessionReal Estate, Finance
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Penny Sue Pritzker (b. May 2, 1959, in Chicago, Illinois) is the current Secretary of Commerce. She was confirmed by the Senate on June 25, 2013, by a vote of 97-1. The only dissenting vote was cast by Sen. Bernie Sanders.[1]

Pritzker previously ran an investment firm and a real estate group in Chicago, Illinois. Her uncle founded the Hyatt Hotel chain, which her father ran for 10 years as president of the company. Pritzker was also the Chairman of the Board at Hyatt before becoming Secretary of Commerce.[2]

Biography

Pritzker was born in Chicago, Illinois. The Pritzker family at one point owned a bank, a credit reporting agency, an industrial conglomerate, residential developments and the Hyatt chain of hotels.[2] After graduating high school, she attended Harvard College before earning a Master of Business Administration and J.D. from Stanford University. Since graduation she has founded and co-founded multiple businesses and has been a board member for others, including Hyatt.[3] Pritzker is listed by Forbes as one of the top 300 wealthiest Americans.[2]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Pritzker's academic, professional and political career:[3]

  • 1981: Graduated from Harvard College
  • 1984: Earned M.B.A. and J.D. from Stanford University
  • 1987: Founded Classic Residence by Hyatt
  • 1991: Founded Pritzker Realty Group
  • 1991-1994: Chairman of Superior Bank
  • 1998: Co-founded The Parking Spot
  • 2010: Co-founded Artemis Real Estate Partners
  • 2012: Founded PSP Capital Partners
  • 2013-Present: U.S. Secretary of Commerce

Confirmation vote

Penny Pritzker Confirmation vote, June 25, 2013
Party Votes for Approveda Votes against Defeatedd Total votes
Democratic Party Democrats 51 0 51
Republican Party Republicans 45 0 45
Independent Independents 1 1 2
Total Votes 97 1 98


Personal

Pritzker is married with two children.[3]

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Political offices
Preceded by
John Bryson
U.S. Secretary of Commerce
2013-Present
Succeeded by
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