The Honorable

Penny S. Pritzker

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Company executive and founder (finance); Presidential advisor; Philanthropist; U.S. Secretary of Commerce
Leadership, Policy, and Communications
Business, Corporate, and Philanthropic Leadership


Penny Pritzker is the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of PSP Capital Partners and its affiliate, Pritzker RealtyGroup (PRG). She is also co-founder and chairman of Artemis Real Estate Partners. Pritzker served as U.S. Secretary of Commerce in President Obama's cabinet from 2013 to 2017 and played an important role in the Trans-Pacific Partnership and in normalizing relations with Cuba. Earlier, President Obama appointed her to the President's Council for Jobs and Competitiveness which advises the Administration on economic growth and job creation. She was National co-chair of Obama for America 2012 and was National Finance Chair of the 2008 Barack Obama for President campaign and co-chair of the 2009 Presidential Inaugural Committee. She serves on the board of Hyatt Hotels Corporation. Pritzker has been a board member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a trustee of Stanford University, a trustee of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, a board member of The Economic Club of Chicago, an advisory board member of Brookings Institution's Hamilton Project, a former chairman of the board of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and a former member of the Harvard University Board of Overseers. In 2018 she was elected Chair of the Board of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. She received the A.B. (1980) from Harvard University and the J.D. and M.B.A. (1984) from Stanford University. 

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