A look at Obama’s guests for jobs speech


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.