Obama Picks REI Chief Jewell to Head Interior Department


U.S. President Barack Obama, left, hugs Ken Salazar, U.S. secretary... News PhotoAdult,Barack Obama,CEO,Cabinet Member,Embracing,Environment,Government,Horizontal,Image,Indoors,International Landmark,Ken Salazar,Nominee,Politics,REI - Brand-name,Sally Jewell - Businesswoman,The Americas,The Media,US President,USA,Washington DC,White House - Washington DC,WomenPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2013 BloombergU.S. President Barack Obama, left, hugs Ken Salazar, U.S. secretary of the interior, during an announcement for Sally Jewell, chief executive officer of Recreational Equipment Inc., unseen, as a nominee to become secretary of the U.S. Interior Department at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013. Jewell's background as an engineer and experience in the banking, energy and retail industries give her the skills needed to manage a department that oversees 500 million acres of public land, Obama said. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images