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Tag: Sally Jewell

Feb.
6th

Sally Jewell reaction: Personality, drive, passion draw praise

Here are some excerpts from a story I wrote for Thursday’s paper as people react to the news that Sally Jewell, head of REI, has been nominated to be the next Secretary of the Interior.

Randy King, superintendent at Mount Rainier National Park:

“Obviously, she’s very intelligent, very committed to conservation.”

“She has a unique mix of skills. She has a mind like an engineer, but also has a great appreciation for our public lands and their importance for people today and tomorrow.”

Mindy Roberts, member of the Tacoma Mountaineers, climbed Mount Rainier with Jewell in 2010:

“She’s a terrific

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Feb.
6th

Obama to nominate REI’s Sally Jewell for department of Interior secretary

From the Associated Press:

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Wednesday will nominate business executive and former engineer Sally Jewell to lead the Interior Department, an administration official said.

Jewell is the president and chief executive officer at the outdoors company Recreational Equipment, Inc., known as REI, which sells clothing and gear for outdoor adventures with more than 100 stores across the country. Prior to joining REI in 2000, Jewell worked in commercial banking and as an engineer for Mobil Oil Corporation.

If confirmed, Jewell would replace current Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, who held the post throughout Obama’s first term.

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