Our Leadership

The foundation’s leadership team has extensive experience in leading education
reform efforts, creating innovative health and wellness initiatives, and supporting
art and cultural activities.
Bryan S. Traubert, M.D.

Dr. Bryan Traubert, Chairman of The Pritzker Traubert Family Foundation (PTFF), has deep civic engagement within Chicago. He was appointed in 2010 and served until 2016 as President of the Chicago Park District Board.He founded Take the Field, a public private partnership which built 12 state of the art artificial turf fields in underserved communities in Chicago, and he founded and serves on the board of the Chicago Parks Foundation. He is the past chairman of Marwen which educates and inspires thousands of underserved Chicago children through the visual arts and college counseling. He also serves on the boards of Chicago Public Media (WBEZ) and Noble Street Charter Schools. He's a former board member of National Public Radio, Citadel Foundation, Facing History and Ourselves, and The Renaissance Society.

Dr. Traubert founded ChicagoRun in 2007, an innovative running and fitness program serving more than 16,000 K-8 students in 46 Chicago Public Schools in 33 communities. Dr. Traubert's other health-related efforts include being a member of the board of the Partnership for a Healthier America, and the National Park Foundation. He's a former board member of the Harvard School of Public Health, Wendy Will Case Cancer Fund, Children's Memorial Hospital and Chicago Lighthouse for Blind.

Dr. Traubert is currently a Fellow at The Distinguished Careers Institute at StanFord. He is also currently a Trustee of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. He served on President's Commission on White House Fellowships from 2009 to 2013.
 

Dr. Traubert received his B.S. degree in biology from The Citadel and his medical degree from the University of Illinois. Following his ophthalmology residency, he completed a fellowship in medical ethics at the University of Chicago and the executive management program at Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management. He practiced as a board certified ophthalmologist in Chicago for over 30 years.

A longtime resident of Chicago, he is married to Penny Pritzker, who is currently serving as U.S. Secretary of Commerce. They live in Chicago and Washington, DC, and have two children..
 
Penny Pritzker
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Penny Pritzker is a co-founder and former director of the foundation. Currently serving as the United States Secretary of Commerce, Ms. Pritzker has been an entrepreneur, civic leader, and philanthropist, with more than 25 years of experience as a business executive in many industries. Ms. Pritzker is the founder and former Chairman and CEO of PSP Capital Partners, L.L.C. and its affiliate, Pritzker Realty Group, L.L.C. (PRG), as well as Chairman and co-founder of Artemis Real Estate Partners. To learn more about PSP Capital Partners, L.L.C. and PRG, please go to www.pspcapital.com.

With more than 25 years of experience in the real estate, hospitality, senior living, financial services and private equity industries, Ms. Pritzker previously developed such diverse companies as Vi (formerly Classic Residence by Hyatt), a leader in luxury living for older adults, The Parking Spot, a large U.S. network of off-site airport parking facilities, and Centergate Residential, a vertically-integrated, multi-family development, investment and management company.

Ms. Pritzker previously served on President Obama’s Council for Jobs and Competitiveness and on the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board. She was National Co-Chair of Obama for America 2012 and was National Finance Chair of the 2008 Barack Obama for President campaign.
 

She served as a director on the boards of each of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, the William Wrigley Jr. Company, Marmon Group, and LaSalle Bank Corporation.

Much of Ms. Pritzker’s civic work focused on public education. She was a member of the Chicago Board of Education and was the advisory board chairman of Skills for America’s Future (SAF). SAF is a national initiative that brings together businesses, community colleges and others to prepare workers for 21st century jobs. She’s past chair of the Chicago Public Education Fund, the first venture philanthropy to raise private equity to invest in public schools. She also served on the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago.

Ms. Pritzker was a board member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Economic Club of Chicago. She served as a trustee of Stanford University and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. She’s a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She’s a former chairman of the board of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and a former member of the Harvard University Board of Overseers.

Ms. Pritzker earned her bachelor’s degree in economics from Harvard University and her J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from Stanford University.
 
Cindy Moelis
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Cindy S. Moelis is the President of the Pritzker Traubert Family Foundation (PTFF). The Foundation invests in people and programs that enrich the life experiences of Chicago's children. Ms. Moelis serves on the boards of the Crown Family Philanthropies and the Penn Urban Research Institute. She is an Overseer of the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice and a Director for the Chicago Parks Foundation.

Prior to leading PTFF, Ms. Moelis served for five years as the Director of the President's Commission on White House Fellowships. She was appointed to that position by President Obama in 2009. Founded in 1964 by President Johnson, the White House Fellowship is one of America's most prestigious programs for leadership and public service.
 

Throughout her career, Ms. Moelis has promoted social justice through education reform and youth development. She has served as an Assistant to Chicago's Mayor Richard M. Daley for social policy, Program Officer at the Steans Family Foundation, and the Executive Director of a citywide youth development advocacy project for the President of the MacArthur Foundation.

Ms. Moelis holds an undergraduate degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a J.D. from Stanford Law School. She lives in Chicago with her husband, Robert Rivkin and is extremely proud of her three adult children: Stephanie, Claire, and Alexander.
 
Jody Boutell
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Jody Boutell is the Program Director for The Pritzker Traubert Family Foundation (PTFF) which invests in people and programs that enrich the life experiences of Chicago’s children. With a strong focus on improving schools, the foundation seeks leaders, programs and ideas that will positively impact student learning. In addition to education, the Foundation extends its support to programs that promote health and fitness and an appreciation of arts and culture.

Ms. Boutell also serves as the liaison between PSP Capital Partners and its adoption and support of Lorraine Hansberry College Prep in the Englewood neighborhood. Hansberry is part of the Noble Network of Charter Schools which strives to prepare low income students with the scholarship, discipline and honor to succeed in college and to lead exemplary lives.

For nearly 17 years, Ms. Boutell has worked in various administrative capacities for Pritzker family business entities, including The Pritzker Organization and Pritzker Realty Group. Over the years, she has organized numerous events supporting Pritzker Traubert family interests supported by PTFF. She also helped establish and support Chicago Run, which encourages Chicago public school children to make running a daily activity.
 

Ms. Boutell's community involvement focuses on her Roscoe Village neighborhood. She is the President of the Hamlin Park Advisory Council (HPAC), a group of community volunteers who work to improve Hamlin Park grounds, facilities and programming to better serve local families. Ms. Boutell serves on the Board of Directors for Bottom Line, a nonprofit whose mission is to help low-income students get in to college, graduate from college, and go far in life. She is a member of the Leadership Council for The Chicago Public Education Fund.

She lives in Chicago with her husband and two children. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Michigan State University.