Andrew Puzder

American businessman

Andrew Franklin "Andy" Puzder (born July 11, 1950) is the chief executive of CKE Restaurants. He received his Juris doctorate in 1978 from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis where he served as senior editor on the Law Review. Puzder has served as president and CEO of CKE since September 2000.

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Personal details
Andrew Franklin Puzder

(1950-07-11) July 11, 1950 (age 69)
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Lisa Henning (1973–1987)
Deanna Descher (1987–present)
Alma materCleveland State University (BA)
Washington University (JD)
SalaryDecrease US$4 million (2012)[1]

On December 8, 2016, Puzder was named as President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for United States Secretary of Labor.[2] He withdrew as the nominee on February 15, 2017.[3]


  1. Scheiber, Noam (December 8, 2016). "Trump's Labor Pick, Andrew Puzder, Is Critic of Minimum Wage Increases". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
  2. LeVine, Marianne; Schneier, Cogan (December 8, 2016). "Trump chooses Puzder as labor secretary". Politico. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
  3. Raju, Manu (February 15, 2017). "Andrew Puzder withdraws as a labor secretary nominee". CNN. Retrieved February 15, 2017.