Type: Public event
Host: Ford School

America's economic future

1st Annual Vandenberg Lecture

Date & time

Mar 9, 2018, 2:00-3:15 pm EST


Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium (1120)
735 S. State Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Free and open to the public.

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This event is presented in partnership with the Energy Institute at the University of Michigan. Penny Pritzker will talk about America's economic future, policies to enable the future of work, inclusive growth, innovation, and mobility, in conversation with Ellen Hughes-Cromwick, Senior Economist and Interim Associate Director of Social Science and Policy at the U-M Energy Institute.

About the speaker:
Penny Pritzker is the founder and Chairman of PSP Partners and its affiliate, Pritzker Realty Group. From June 2013 through January 2017, she served as U.S. Secretary of Commerce in the Obama Administration.

Ms. Pritzker is an entrepreneur, civic leader, and philanthropist, with more than twenty-five years of experience in numerous industries. Ms. Pritzker founded Vi Senior Living (formerly known as Classic Residence by Hyatt), and co-founded The Parking Spot and Artemis Real Estate Partners. Ms. Pritzker is the former chairman of the board of TransUnion and is a past board member of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, Marmon Group, and LaSalle Bank Corporation.

Ms. Pritzker is also a member of board of the Carnegie Endowment, a member of the Aspen Strategy Group and the Aspen Economic Strategy Group and on the advisory council of the Hamilton Project. Ms. Pritzker was also member of the board of the Council on Foreign Relations, the board of trustees of Stanford University, the Harvard University Board of Overseers and founded Skills for America’s Future. She also served on President Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness and his Economic Recovery Advisory Board.


About the Vandenberg Lecture:The Meijer Family established the Vandenberg Fund to honor U.S. Senator Arthur Vandenberg, who served the State of Michigan in the U.S. Senate from 1928-1951. Senator Vandenberg forged bipartisan support for our country's most significant and enduring foreign policies of the twentieth century, including the Truman Doctrine, the Marshall Plan, NATO and the creation of the United Nations.