Jewell Confirmed as Interior Secretary
April 12, 2013

Sally Jewell, chief executive of outdoor retailer Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI), was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Wednesday to be the next Interior secretary. She replaces Secretary Ken Salazar. 
 
Jewell will oversee more than 500 million acres of national parks and other public lands, plus more than 1 billion acres offshore.