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REI chief is Obama's pick to head Interior Department


From the February 7, 2013 issue of Public Power Daily

Originally published February 7, 2013

By Jeannine Anderson
Editor
President Obama yesterday said he would nominate Sally Jewell to be secretary of the Interior. Jewell is currently the CEO of Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI), an outdoor and sporting goods retailer. Sewell began her career as an engineer for Mobil Oil, The Washington Post reported. She worked in the banking industry before heading REI, and has supported land conservation efforts in Washington state, where she lives, as well as nationally, the newspaper said.

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