Thursday, January 7, 2010

Jobs Summit Attendees: Press Release which includes the names of the attendees

Here is the link to the December 3rd, 2009 press release which lists the 130 attendees to the White House Summit on Jobs and Economic Growth. Here is a copy of the press release:


President Obama, Vice President Biden and Secretary of Labor Solis will deliver remarks to open the Forum on Jobs and Economic Growth in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building today.

Following the opening session, senior administration officials will host discussions on job creation and expanding the economy. Each discussion will have print pools present; all six will be webcast on

To close the forum, the President will reassemble participants in the South Court Auditorium to hold a discussion. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke will also deliver remarks.

The approximately 130 attendees include small business owners, experts from green jobs sector, business leaders, academics, Mayors and representatives from nonprofits. A complete list of attendees, organized by breakout session participation, is below.

Creating Jobs Through the Rebuilding of America’s Infrastructure

Moderated by:

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood
OMB Director Peter Orszag
Participants include:
Gerard Arpey, American Airlines
Mark Ayers, Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO
Chandra Brown, United Streetcar
Larry Cohen, Communications Workers of America
Frank Cownie, Mayor, Des Moines, IA
Peter Darbee, PG&E Corporation
Theresa Daytner, Daytner Construction Group
Dan Dimicco, Nucor Corporation
Angela Glover Blackwell, PolicyLink
Paula Hammond, Washington State Department of Transportation
Steve Heminger, Metropolitan Transportation Commission
Doug Holtz-Eakin, DHE Consulting
Reed Hundt, Coalition for the Green Bank
Robert Kuttner, American Prospect
Wick Moorman, Norfolk Southern
Rhonda Perry, Missouri Rural Crisis Center
Doug Pitcock, Williams Brothers Construction Company
Rob Puentes, Brookings Institution
Charles Whittington, Grammer Industries
Edward Wytkind, Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO
Mortimer Zuckerman, Boston Properties
Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs and the Engine of Job Growth

Moderated by:

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner
SBA Administrator Karen Mills
Participants include:

Diana Aviv, Independent Sector
David Barber, Barber Foods
Dorothy Bridges, City First Bank of DC, NA
Ben Burkett, Mississippi Association of Cooperatives
Ralph Everett, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
Zoar Fulwilder, Mavid Construction
Woody Hall, Diversapack
Ed Hill, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
William Hite, United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters
David Ickert, Air Tractor, Inc.
Kara Kelley, Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce
Joni Marie O'Neill, Mission Viejo Florist, Inc.
Ed Pawlowski, Mayor of Allentown, PA
Rodney Rodrigue, Timewise Management Systems
Eric Schmidt, Google Inc.
Carl Schramm, Kauffman Foundation
Sheryl Schwartz, Blue Canopy Group, LLC
Angie Selden, Arise Virtual Solutions Inc.
Joseph Stiglitz, Columbia
Jesse Turner, Tri-State Bank, Memphis
Rose Wang, Binary Group
The Innovation Agenda and Green Jobs of the Future

Moderated by:

Energy Secretary Steven Chu
Carol Browner, Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change Policy
Participants include:

Ron Bloom, Senior Counselor to the President for Manufacturing Policy
Heather Zichal, Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change Policy
Frank Alix, Powerspan Corporation
Frank Blake, The Home Depot
Jan Blittersdorf, NRG Systems
Stephanie Burns, Dow Corning
Julian Castro, Mayor of San Antonio, TX
Wesley Clark, Growth Energy
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, Green for All
Tom Friedman, New York Times
Leo Gerard, United Steel Workers
Lynn Jurich, SunRun Solar
Lawrence Katz, Harvard
Scott Lang, Silver Spring Networks
David Lincoln, Element Partners
Andrew Liveris, Dow
Frank MacInnis, EMCOR
Terry O'Sullivan, Laborers International Union of North America
John Podesta, Center for American Progress
Jeff Sachs, Columbia
Ronald Saxton, Jeld-Wen
Tom Soto, Craton Equity Partners
Expanding Job Opportunities for America’s Workers Through Exports

Moderated by:

Lawrence Summers, Director, National Economic Council
Fred Hochberg, Chairman, U.S. Export-Import Bank
Participants include:

Bill Aossey, Midamar Corporation
Greg Bentley, Bentley Systems
Ursula Burns, Xerox Corporation
Susan Collins, University of Michigan
James Hoffa, International Brotherhood of Teamsters
Bob Iger, Walt Disney Company
Farooq Kathwari, Ethan Allen
Paul Krugman, Princeton University
Larry Lindsey, The Lindsey Group
James McNerney, Boeing
Raul Pedraza, Magno International
Jeffrey Schott, Peterson Institute
Frederick Smith, Fed-Ex
John Surma, United States Steel Corporation
Encouraging Business Investment, Competitiveness and Job Creation

Moderated by:

Commerce Secretary Gary Locke
Christy Romer, Chair, Council of Economic Advisers
Participants include:

Jared Bernstein, Chief Economist and Economic Policy Adviser to the Vice President
Julius Genchowski, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission
Alan Blinder, Princeton University
Byron Auguste, McKinsey & Company
David Bing, Mayor of Detroit, MI
David Brennan, AstraZeneca
Anna Burger, Change To Win
William Bynum, Enterprise Corporation of the Delta Hope Community Credit Union
Christianna Connell, future-ink
Roger DeRose, Kessler Foundation
John Eagleton, Northstar Aerospace
Glenn Hutchins, Silver Lake
David Jones, Chrysalis Ventures
Fred Lampropoulos, Merit Medical
Debra Lee, BET
Arpana Mathur, American Enterprise Institute
William McComb, Liz Claiborne
Larry Mishel, Economic Policy Institute <
Surya Mohapatra, Quest Diagnostics Inc.
James O'Brien Ashland, Inc.
Don Peebles, The Peebles Corporation
Antonio Perez, Eastman Kodak Company
David Sandahl, Princeton Job Creation Forum
Robert Shapiro, New Democratic Network
Peter Solmssen, Siemens USA
Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO
Raul Valdes-Perez, Vivisimo, Inc
Jim Whitehurst, Red Hat
John Wilhelm, Unite Here
Strengthening Workers and Main Street

Moderated by:

Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis
Melody Barnes, Director, Domestic Policy Council Director
Participants include:

Ed Montgomery, Director of Recovery for Auto Communities and Workers
Ceci Rouse, Council of Economic Advisors
Dean Baker, Center for Economic and Policy Research
Burrell Ellis, County Executive, DeKalb County, GA
Rob Carmona, STRIVE/East Harlem Employment Service
Rev. Luis Cortes, Esperanza USA
Noel Cuellar, Primera Plastics
Ted Daywalt,
Ray DiPasquale, Community College of Rhode Island
Bob Greenstein, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Joe Hansen, United Food and Commercial Workers
Sal Iannuzzi, Monster Worldwide
Randy Johnson, Workforce Development, Inc.
Donna Klein, Corporate Voices for Working Families
Jamie Merisotis, Lumina Foundation
Ralph Moore, St. Frances Academy
Penny Pritzker, Pritzker Realty
Barry Rand, AARP
Bruce Reed, Democratic Leadership Council & Progressive Policy Institute
Robert Reich, Berkeley
Ken Rogers, Automation Alley
Matthew Segal, 80 Million Strong for Young American Jobs
Randall Stephenson, AT&T
Andy Stern, Service Employees International Union
Ashley Swearengin, Mayor of Fresno, CA
Andy Van Kleunen, Workforce Alliance
Randi Weingarten, American Federation of Teachers

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Often we forget the little guy, the SMB, in our discussions of the comings and goings of the Internet marketing industry. Sure there are times like this when a report surfaces talking about their issues and concerns but, for the most part, we like to talk about big brands and how they do the Internet marketing thing well or not so well.

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