Founder and Chairman, PSP Partners and the 38th US Secretary of Commerce
Pritzker is an entrepreneur, civic leader, and philanthropist with more than 30 years of experience in numerous industries. She is the founder and chairman of PSP Partners, a global private investment firm that takes a long-term, fundamental approach to investing in and building market-leading businesses in sectors such as professional services, real estate, technology, agriculture, industrial services, and consumer products. From 2013 to 2017, Pritzker served as US Secretary of Commerce in the Obama Administration. She was a core member of Obama’s economic team and served as the country’s chief commercial advocate, leading the administration’s trade and investment promotion efforts. She also served on Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness and his Economic Recovery Advisory Board. Currently, Pritzker is a member of the board of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a member of the board of Microsoft, a member of the Aspen Strategy Group and the Aspen Economic Strategy Group, a member of the board of the Obama Foundation, a member of the board of the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics, and a member of the advisory council of The Hamilton Project. She earned a BA in economics from Harvard University and a JD and MBA from Stanford University.