The Free Press, Mankato, MN


May 7, 2013

Nominee Penny Pritzker knows commerce


Penny Pritzker is the daughter of Jay’s brother, Hyatt co-founder Donald. After earning a combined law and business degree, she held senior posts in the family’s operations.

At Thursday’s Rose Garden announcement, Obama noted it was Pritzker’s 54th birthday and joked about the celebration in store for her on Capitol Hill: “For your birthday present, you get to go through confirmation,” he cracked. “It’s going to be great.” The president has always done sarcasm well.

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