Pritzker leading candidate for Commerce secretary

Chicago billionaire Penny Pritzker is a leading candidate to serve as Commerce secretary in the Obama administration, according to sources cited by the Chicago Tribune.

Pritzker, who with her family owns Hyatt Hotels Corp., is a top Obama fundraiser and ran his 2008 campaign fundraising operation.

A senior administration official told the Tribune they have made no decision and no announcement is imminent.

Forbes magazine ranked Pritzker at #719 on its list of the world’s top billionaires.

Filed in: News


Suggest a correction

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

1 Comment


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,728 other followers