Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Obama Picks REI's Sally Jewell for Interior Secretary

Read an in-depth profile of Jewell here. 

President Obama will nominate Recreational Equipment Inc. Chief Executive Sally Jewell to lead the Interior Department in his second term, a White House official said.

The president will make the announcement Wednesday afternoon at the White House, the official said.

Jewell has served as the outdoor retailer's CEO since 2005. She started her career as a petroleum engineer working in the oil fields of Oklahoma and Colorado for Mobil Oil Corp. She then moved to the banking industry, before joining the REI board in 1996 and becoming chief operations officer four years later. LA Times