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February 7, 2013

Jewell, an outdoorsy engineer, Obama's pick for Interior boss

  • The president hopes to take advantage of REI CEO Sally Jewell's experience as an oil fields engineer and her fondness for mountain climbing.
    Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's choice for interior secretary is a lifelong outdoors enthusiast who likes to bike, ski and climb mountains.

    As president and chief executive at Recreational Equipment Inc., Sally Jewell has applied her passion to her job, helping push REI to nearly $2 billion in annual revenues and a place on Fortune Magazine's list of “Best Places to Work.”

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