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Penny Pritzker

AKA Penny Sue Pritzker

Born: 2-May-1959
Birthplace: Chicago, IL

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business
Party Affiliation: Democratic [1]

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Secretary of Commerce

Net worth $1.8B (Forbes 2006). Granddaughter of Abraham N. Pritzker. Chairman of the Hinsdale, Illinois-based Superior Bank from 1991-94, during which time the company "embarked on a business strategy of significant growth into subprime home mortgages" (in the words of a United States Treasury Department report).


[1] National Finance Chairwoman, Obama 2008 presidential campaign.

Father: Donald Pritzker (d. 1972 heart attack)
Mother: Sue (d.)
Brother: Anthony Pritzker (b. 1961)
Brother: Jay Robert Pritzker ("J.B.", b. 1965)
Husband: Bryan S. Traubert (two children)

    University: BA Economics, Harvard University (1981)
    Law School: JD, Stanford Law School
    University: MBA, Stanford University
    Administrator: Board of Overseers, Harvard University (2002-)

    US Secretary of Commerce (2013-present)
    Member of the Board of TransUnion (as Chairman)
    Member of the Board of Wrigley (1994-2005)
    Bill Bradley for President
    Bush-Cheney '04
    Chicago Public Education Fund Vice Chairman
    Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art Past Chairman
    Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
    Friends for Harry Reid
    Friends of Giuliani Exploratory Committee
    Friends of Joe Lieberman
    Gephardt for President
    Hillary Rodham Clinton for US Senate Committee
    Illinois State Bar Association 1985
    Joe Lieberman for President
    McCain 2000
    McCain for Senate '98
    Metropolitan Planning Council (Chicago) Advisory Board
    Pritzker Foundation Trustee
    Real Estate Roundtable Treasurer
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Friends of Hillary
    George W. Bush for President
    Gore 2000
    John Kerry for President
    Obama for America
    Obama for Congress 2000
    Obama for Illinois
    Obama Victory Fund 2012
    Reuniting Our Country PAC

Official Website:
http://www.penny-pritzker.com/


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