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Penny Pritzker

Penny Sue Pritzker (born 1959) is an American business executive, and a member of the Pritzker family of Chicago, one of America's wealthiest ... More »Penny Sue Pritzker (born 1959) is an American business executive, and a member of the Pritzker family of Chicago, one of America's wealthiest business families. She is the founder and current Chair of Classic Residence by Hyatt, or Vi, a chain of luxury senior living communities spread throughout the United States, and the national finance chair of Barack Obama's presidential campaign. In 2011 the Forbes 400 list of "America's wealthiest" showed her as the 263rd richest person in the U.S., estimated net worth of US $1.7 billion. Also in 2011 Forbes listed her as the world's 651st richest person. On November 20, 2008, CNN reported that Pritzker was Barack Obama's top choice for Commerce Secretary, quoting "multiple" unnamed sources. However, it was later reported that because of her involvement in the failure of subprime lender Superior Bank, Pritzker took herself out of the running. Born in 1959, Pritzker is a member of the Pritzker family, a notable and influential Jewish American... [ Wikipedia ]

U.S. trade relationships need an 'upgrade': Pritzker

Mexico City : Mexico | Feb 04, 2014 at 5:02 PM PST Penny Pritzker testifies before a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee confirmation hearing on her nomination to be Commerce secretary on Capitol Hill in Washington May 23, 2013. U.S. trade relationships are outdated and ...

Remarks by the President on Giving the Long-Term Unemployed a Fair Shot

And last year, he got hooked up with an organization called Skills for Chicagoland’s Future –- which actually got its start thanks in part to the great work of Penny Pritzker, our Secretary of Commerce, as well as my former Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel. And so this intermediary trains ...

This small South Dakota storefront is where billionaires hide their money

In 2010, the Pritzker family, whose members include Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, revealed in a securities filing that one branch had moved $360 million of Hyatt Hotels stock to trusts overseen by a native South Dakotan named Thomas Muenster. Muenster, whose sister married a ...

The good (and maybe bad) of the declining U.S. trade deficit

Still, Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker said in an e-mailed statement: “We’ve achieved a fourth-consecutive year of record-breaking export levels…American companies clearly understand the value of selling their goods and services all over the world.” On an economy-wide basis, the fact ...

U.S. Commerce Chief: TPP Would 'Upgrade' U.S. Trade Pacts

MEXICO CITY—U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker said Tuesday that the proposed 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership would be an "upgrade" to older deals like the North American Trade Agreement, and that the Obama administration was working to educate some members of Congress on why a ...

Pritzker becomes first Cabinet secretary to join Instagram

Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker is the first Cabinet member to join Instagram. The account, the Commerce Department said, gives followers a behind-the-scenes look at Pritzker's life as a Cabinet member. Yes indeed. The early photos show that Pritzer on Friday got up at 5:30 a.m. ...

Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker global economic speech

Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker speaks during a World Business Chicago event Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 at Google's River North offices. (Brian Cassella / Chicago Tribune / November 6, 2013) Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker called for deepening cooperation between the U.S., Canada ...

Firm founded by Penny Pritzker makes acquisition

Penny Pritzker speaks during the "Titans at the Table" Bloomberg Television program in 2012. (Daniel Acker / Bloomberg / April 18, 2012) An affiliate of PSP Capital Partners, the investment firm founded by U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, has bought E.B. Bradley Co., a West ...

Spacelabs Healthcare Selected to Join U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker on Her First Trade M...

Spacelabs Healthcare Selected to Join U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker on Her First Trade Mission SNOQUALMIE, Wash.--( BUSINESS WIRE )--Spacelabs Healthcare today announced it will join U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker on her first-ever trade mission to Mexico ...

Louroe Electronics Joins U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker on Her First...

See more news releases in Homeland Security | Economic News, Trends, Analysis LOS ANGELES, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced that Louroe Electronics, the world leader in audio monitoring technology, will be one of 17 ...

Obama’s ‘NSA watchdog’ funded research targeting reporters

Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, who recently was named to a new presidential panel to review the government’s handling of “big data” stored at National Security Agency databases, has a history with investigating people. That’s because she is a primary funder of the radical Media ...

Orthopedic PACS Company Medstrat to Join U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker on Mexican Trade...

Orthopedic PACS Company Medstrat to Join U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker on Mexican Trade Mission Medstrat, a leading specialty Orthopedics PACS company, today announced that it will join U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker on a trade mission to Mexico from ...

Penny Pritzker pitches global trade

Brussels : Belgium | Jan 17, 2014 at 9:26 PM PST The U.S. needs to open its doors more widely to world trade and embrace its own foreign-born residents to remain competitive in the global economy, U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker said Friday during a visit to her hometown. The ...

Penny Pritzker touts cross-border cooperation

The U.S. needs to open its doors more widely to world trade and embrace its own foreign-born residents to remain competitive in the global economy, U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker said Friday during a visit to her hometown. The prominent businesswoman, a member of one of Chicago's ...

Motorola, Medstrat executives to go on trade mission with Pritzker

Penny Pritzker visits CES to talk startups, innovation The Associated Press is reporting: Executives from Schaumburg-based Motorola Solutions and Downers Grove-based Medstrat will accompany U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker on a trade mission to Mexico in February. Copyright ...

Ill. corporate reps to join Pritzker trade mission

Chicagoan Penny Pritzker says she’ll be traveling to Mexico in early February, with representatives from 17 different companies. Pritzker says the mission is part of her job to connect U.S. businesses with potential customers across the globe. Pritzker ’s office notes Mexico is the ...

Remarks by the President on Long-Term

And last year, he got hooked up with an organization called Skills for Chicagoland’s Future –- which actually got its start thanks in part to the great work of Penny Pritzker, our Secretary of Commerce, as well as my former Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel. And so this intermediary trains ...

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