Pritzker’s new team at Commerce taking shape


Barack Obama and Penny Pritzker (Andrew Harrer/BLOOMBERG)

Kate McAdams, who was executive director of the Pritzker Traubert Family Foundation and before that worked on policy teams for former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, is coming in to be Pritzker’s senior adviser.

Jim Hock, a veteran D.C. business and public affairs strategist — co-founder of 463 Communications — and before that a press secretary and spokesman for Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), will be a senior adviser and director of public affairs.

Bruce Andrews, former general counsel on the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation and before that vice president for government relations for the Ford Motor Company and also at lobbying shop Quinn Gillespie, is staying on as Commerce chief of staff.

Al Kamen, an award-winning columnist on the national staff of The Washington Post, created the “In the Loop” column in 1993.

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