Penny Pritzker

Penny Pritzker

Penny Pritzker, a businesswoman for more than twenty years, is an entrepreneur, civic leader and philanthropist. She's chairman of the board of TransUnion and Pritzker Realty Group as well as chair and co-founder of Vi, The Parking Spot and Artemis Real Estate Partners.     

TransUnion is a global financial information company which is expanding internationally to help countries build credit economics to fuel growth. Pritzker Realty Group invests in non-hotel real estate and developed the award winning Hyatt Center in Chicago's Loop. Vi is a leading developer and operator of lifestyle communities that enrich the lives of older adults. The Parking Spot manages off-site airport parking facilities. Launched in 2010, Artemis Real Estate Partners is a private equity, real estate investment manager.

Ms. Pritzker is a member of the President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board which formulates and evaluates economic policy for the Obama Administration. She was National Finance Chair of the Barack Obama for President campaign and co-chair of the 2009     Presidential Inaugural Committee.

She serves on the board of Hyatt Hotels Corporation. She's a past board member of the William Wrigley Jr. Company, Marmon Group and LaSalle Bank Corporation.

Much of Ms. Pritzker's civic work focuses on improving public education. She's chairman of the     Chicago Public Education Fund which is a venture philanthropy that raises private equity to invest in creating sustainable improvements in Chicago's public schools. She and her husband, Dr. Bryan Traubert, through their Pritzker Traubert Family Foundation, fund innovative initiatives to improve the quality of education for schoolchildren. And, she's a member of the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago.

She's sits on the board of the Council on Foreign Relations, is an advisory board member of the Brookings Institution's Hamilton Project, is a former chairman of the board of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and a former member of the Harvard University Board of Overseers.

Ms. Pritzker earned her bachelor's degree in economics from Harvard University and J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from Stanford University.