Named by Forbes as one of the "100 Most Powerful Women in the World," Penny Pritzker is a leading global economic mind with more than 30 years experience in both the public sector as the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, and private sector, including her current role as the Founder and Chairman of leading global private investment firm PSP Capital Partners.  A financial industry power-player, Pritzker tackles today's most pressing global economic concerns from the perspective of both the board room and the situation room. 

"Penny is one of our country’s most distinguished business leaders. She's got more than 25 years of management experience in industries including real estate, finance, and hospitality. She’s built companies from the ground up. She knows from experience that no government program alone can take the place of a great entrepreneur. She knows that what we can do is to give every business and every worker the best possible chance to succeed by making America a magnet for good jobs."

- President Barack Obama

Heralded for her forward-thinking and strategic initiatives that have resulted in billions of dollars of revenue and countless jobs, Pritzker is in-demand as "America's Top CEO" able to shed light on what's next for the global economy and provide an effective plan for economic growth. With extensive boots-on-the-ground experience as a trail-blazing civic leader, serving as the United States' chief commercial advocate at the Department of Commerce; an innovative entrepreneur, developing a range of businesses including Vi Senior Living and The Parking Spot from the ground up; and an astute investor, taking a fundamental approach to developing market-leading businesses at the helm of PSP Capital Partners and Pritzker Realty Group, Pritzker has been sought out by elite institutions from the Carnegie Endowment to the Aspen Strategy Group thanks to her impressive work as "one of our country’s most successful entrepreneurs, most admired policymakers, and most generous philanthropists.” (Harvey Fineberg, Carnegie Chairman)

Among Prtizker's numerous accomplishments and awards:
Read Pritzker's latest Forbes editorial: "The Cost To America's Competitiveness" >>
In-demand for her shrewd global economic insights, invaluable business-building takeaways and strength as a female business leader, Prtizker has been sought-out for major conferences and industry events:
Watch Penny Pritzker discuss trade opportunities in emerging markets at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit >>
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A vocal and passionate thought leader on the global economy and entrepreneurship, Penny Pritzker has unparalleled experience in top-positions from the White House to Wall Street. With a proven track-record of brokering strategic and unprecedented foreign trade and investment agreements, harnessing emerging technologies for maximized economic growth and identifying underlying economic trends before they are headline news, Pritzker takes a pragmatic, solutions-based approach to today's top economic concerns. Let's connect and discuss how you bring Penny Pritzker to your next event. 

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