Penny S. Pritzker

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Penny Sue Pritzker "is a business builder, civic leader, and philanthropist. She's chairman of the board of four companies: TransUnion, Classic Residence by Hyatt, The Parking Spot, and Pritzker Realty Group," states her profile on her own website. [1]

"A businesswoman for more than twenty years, Ms. Pritzker is overseeing the international expansion of TransUnion, one of the leading financial information companies, to help other countries build credit economies to fuel growth. She founded Classic Residence by Hyatt, today's leader in luxury living for older adults, and The Parking Spot, an off-site airport parking management company. As chairman of Pritzker Realty Group, she's been responsible for non-hotel real estate investment, including the award winning Hyatt Center in Chicago's Loop. [1]

"Ms. Pritzker serves on the President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board which formulates and evaluates economic policy for the Obama Administration. She was National Finance Chair of Barack Obama's presidential campaign and co-chair of the 2009 Presidential Inaugural Committee. [1]

"She serves on the board of Global Hyatt Corporation. She's a past board member of the William Wrigley Jr. Company, Marmon Group, and LaSalle Bank Corporation, now a part of Bank of America. [1]

"She's chairman of the Chicago Public Education Fund which works closely with the Chicago Public Schools, and a member of the Chicago 2016 Olympic Committee. She's a former chairman of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and former member of the Harvard Board of Overseers. [1]

"Through the Pritzker Traubert Family Foundation (PTFF), Pritzker and her husband, Dr. Bryan Traubert, support efforts to improve public education in the City of Chicago, ensuring that children have access to a quality, public education. PTFF supports a number of education reform initiatives including principal preparation and development, Teach for America Chicago, and Chicago Run which emphasizes the benefits of running and goal setting to underserved children in grades K-6." [1]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Penny S. Pritzker, accessed September 16, 2009.
  2. Board, Council on Foreign Relations, accessed March 20, 2011.
  3. Microsoft Board, accessed April 27, 2020.

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