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.