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Penny Pritzker, founder, Classic Residence by Hyatt
Penny Pritzker, founder, Classic Residence by Hyatt
Officially, this longtime Obama friend and billionaire runs the campaign's finances; unofficially, she offers business-agenda advice.

Pritzker, whose family owns the Hyatt hotel chain, is CEO of Pritzker Realty Group and founder and chairman of the Chicago-based Classic Residence by Hyatt, which owns and runs luxury senior living communities around the country.

She also chairs the credit reporting agency TransUnion and the off-site airport parking company Parking Spot, which she co-founded. Much of Pritzker's philanthropic work focuses on education, and she is active in reforming Chicago's public education system.

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