Obama Selects Pritzker for Commerce Secretary
President Obama plans to fill out his economic team on Thursday, nominating a long-time supporter and a top aide for the jobs of Commerce Secretary and U.S. Trade Representative.
Obama will nominate Chicago business executive and fundraiser Penny Pritzker for Commerce Secretary, and economic adviser Mike Froman for trade representative, administration officials said.
The Senate must confirm both nominees.
Two administration officials confirmed the Pritzker and Froman nominations, speaking on condition of anonymity so as not to preempt Obama’s formal announcement on Thursday morning.
Obama will announce the nominations before departing on a three-day business trip to Mexico and Costa Rica.