Pres. Obama will nominate Sally Jewell, CEO of Recreational Equipment Inc., as the next Interior...

|By:, SA News Editor

Pres. Obama will nominate Sally Jewell, CEO of Recreational Equipment Inc., as the next Interior Secretary, replacing the departing Ken Salazar. It's an unusual choice, because the post is typically reserved for career politicians from the West. Jewell has no public policy experience; she was a Mobil Oil engineer and spent 19 years in banking before joining REI in 2005.