Sally Jewell, a former outdoors recreation equipment company executive, took the helm of the Interior Department on Monday. The 56-year old Jewell, an enthusiastic climber and hiker who has climbed peaks from Alaska to Antarctica, spoke to employees and admired the department’s historic digs as she started work overseeing the nation’s public lands.
April 15, 2013 On the way to her first day of work as interior secretary, Sally Jewell speaks to National Park Service mounted police in front of the Interior Department. Jewell was confirmed by the Senate last Wednesday. Melina Mara/The Washington Post Buy Photo