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Obama Said to Nominate Sally Jewell to Head Interior Department

February 06, 2013

REI CEO Sally Jewell

Recreational Equipment Inc. Chief Executive Officer Sally Jewell introduces U.S. President Barack Obama during an event in the White House in Washington, D.C.. Photographer: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images

President Barack Obama will nominate Sally Jewell, president and chief executive officer of Recreational Equipment Inc., to become secretary of the Interior Department, an administration official said on condition of anonymity in advance of a formal announcement.

The selection of Jewell, who would succeed Ken Salazar, was reported earlier today by the Washington Post.

To contact the reporter on this story: Roger Runningen in Washington at rrunningen@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Leslie Hoffecker at lhoffecker@bloomberg.net


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