The White House invited several guests to attend President Barack Obama’s speech to the nation on jobs:
JEFFREY IMMELT ? Chairman and CEO of GE; chairman of President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.
STEVE CASE ? Chairman and CEO of Revolution LLC and co-founder of America Online; member of President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.
DARLENE MILLER ? Owner of Permac Industries, a small business in Burnsville, Minn.; member of President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.
KENNETH CHENAULT ? Chairman and CEO of American Express; member of President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.
RICHARD TRUMKA ? President of AFL-CIO; member of President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.
GOV. MARTIN O’MALLEY ? Maryland governor; chair of the Democratic Governors Association.
MAYOR MARK MALLORY ? Two-term mayor of Cincinnati.
MAYOR ANTONIO VILLARAIGOSA ? Two-term mayor of Los Angeles.
DR. ALBERT GREEN ? CEO of Kent Displays, a small business in Kent, Ohio.
JAN HEISTER ? President of Premier Tooling and Mfg, Inc., a small business in Peosta, Iowa.
PHILIP MAUNG ? Owner of Hissho Sushi, a small business in Charlotte, N.C.
GRACEY IBARRA __ Certified nursing assistant and mother of two children.
JOSPEH KIDD ? U.S. Navy veteran; studying pre-nursing.
JOHN RAFTERY ? U.S. Marine Corps veteran; CEO of Patriot Contractors, a construction firm.
NICOLE GENTILE ? Third grade teacher in Cleveland, Ohio.
KELCIE FISHER ? Senior at Open High, a public high school in Richmond, Va.
HECTOR SEALEY ? Corporate director of safety, risk management and compliance officer at Fort Myer Construction.
KIRK BERGSTROM ? Project engineer with Denver Transit Partners.
DAVID CATALANO ? Co-founder of Modea, a digital advertising agency in Blacksburg, Va.
DANNIE AND SABRINA MANGRUM ? Dannie is a Maryland corrections officer and Sabrina is getting her teaching degree. Parents of three children and anticipating adoption of three foster children.
JESSICA PICKETT ? Firefighter and medic with Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department.
MARLENA CLARK ? Systems engineer at Maryland IT company and graduate of Anne Arundel Community College.
TAMARA WASHINGTON ? Single mother; obtained a job through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Emergency Contingency Fund.