Sign up FAST! Login

Meet your new Secretary of the Interior: Sally Jewell | My Public Lands

Meet your new Secretary of the Interior: Sally Jewell


On April 12, 2013, Sally Jewell was sworn in as the 51st Secretary of the Interior.

As Secretary of the Interior, Jewell leads an agency with more than 70,000 employees. Interior serves as steward for approximately 20 percent of the nation’s lands, including national parks, national wildlife refuges, and other public lands; oversees the responsible development of conventional and renewable energy supplies on public lands and waters; is the largest supplier and manager of water in the 17 Western states; and upholds trust responsibilities to the 566 federally recognized American Indian tribes and Alaska Natives.


Stashed in: Women, Outdoors, National Parks, Extraordinary People

To save this post, select a stash from drop-down menu or type in a new one:

Happy to see that Sally Jewell was confirmed as Secretary of the Interior!  Public lands for recreation as well as other forms of economic development!

She's an unusually strong person:

Since Jewell became CEO in March 2005, REI has joined the ranks of billion-dollar companies, had back-to-back years of record revenue and added about a half million new co-op members annually. The retailer, with 8,451 employees, was also named to Fortune magazine's "Best Companies to Work For" Hall of Fame.

"She is a really interesting collection of strengths," said Deanna Oppenheimer, chief executive for United Kingdom retail banking at Barclays Bank. The two women have been friends since they both worked at Washington Mutual. "I think of her engineering background with her very strong technical and analytic skills, complemented by an incredible ability to connect with and motivate people."

"It is a classic, yet rare, combination of left-brain and right-brain skills," Oppenheimer said.

You May Also Like: