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President Obama names Sally Jewell, CEO of REI, to be the next Secretary of the Interior

It was announced this morning that President Obama will nominate Sally Jewel to serve as the next Secretary of the Interior. Jewell is currently the CEO of the popular outdoor recreation company, REI. As head of the Department, Jewell will oversee the management of the National Park system and the oversight of the National Heritage Area programs.

Story courtesy of Susan Heavey, Ros Krasny and Patrick Rucker; Editing by Doina Chiacu of Reuters.