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Penny Pritzker

Founder and Chairman, PSP Partners;
38th U.S. Secretary of Commerce


Penny Pritzker is the founder and Chairman of PSP Partners which invests through its affiliates in technology services, value added industrials, and real estate. From 2013 to 2017 Ms. Pritzker served as U.S. Secretary of Commerce in the Obama Administration. In 2022, Ms. Pritzker was elected as the Senior Fellow of the Harvard Corporation, the main governing board for the University. She is the first woman to hold the position. Ms. Pritzker is also a member of the boards of Microsoft, Icertis and DEPT, chairman of the board of trustees of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, cofounder and board chair of Chicago-based civic-tech organization P33, chair of the Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum Advisory Council, the Aspen Strategy Group and the Aspen Economic Strategy Group and was formerly a member of President Biden’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. Ms. Pritzker and her husband, Dr. Bryan Traubert, co-founded the Pritzker Traubert Foundation, a private philanthropic foundation that works to foster increased economic opportunity for Chicago’s families.

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