Penny Pritzker is the founder and Chairman of PSP Capital and its affiliate, Pritzker Realty Group. From June 2013 through January 2017, she served as U.S. Secretary of Commerce in the Obama administration.

She founded Vi Senior Living, and co-founded The Parking Spot and Artemis Real Estate Partners. She is a member of board of the Carnegie Endowment, a member of the Aspen Strategy Group and the Aspen Economic Strategy Group, and on the advisory council of the Hamilton Project. Ms. Pritzker was also a member of the board of the Council on Foreign Relations, on the board of trustees of Stanford University, the Harvard University Board of Overseers, and founded Skills for America’s Future. She also served on President Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness and his Economic Recovery Advisory Board.

Pritzker earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Harvard University and a Juris Doctor and Masters of Business Administration from Stanford University.

Last Updated: January 11, 2018

What’s Next for Commercial Diplomacy with China?

Paul Haenle & Penny Pritzker from Carnegie China
As the chief commercial advocate for U.S. businesses in policymaking, the Department of Commerce plays a crucial role in the U.S.-China trade and economic relationship. In the 99th episode of the China in the World Podcast, Paul Haenle spoke with...