A List of Those Attending CEO Meeting with President Obama

By December 15, 2010Economy, Taxation

Manufacturers are included in the list, we’re pleased to see. From ABC, “The Presidential Planner“:

Greg Brown, Co-CEO, Motorola, Inc.
John Chambers, Chairman & CEO, Cisco Systems Inc.
Kenneth Chenault, CEO, American Express
Dave Cote, Chairman, President & CEO, Honeywell International Inc        
Scott Davis, Chairman & CEO, UPS        
John Doerr, Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Mark Gallogly, Managing Partner & Co-Founder, Centerbridge Partners  
Lew Hay, Chairman & CEO, NextEra Energy   
Jeffrey Immelt, Chairman & CEO, General Electric      
Ellen Kullman, CEO, DuPont
John Lechleiter, President and CEO, Eli Lilly   
Andrew Liveris, President, CEO and Chairman, Dow Chemical      
James McNerney, Chairman, President & CEO, Boeing
Indra Nooyi, Chairman & CEO, PepsiCo          
Paul Otellini, CEO, Intel
Penny Pritzker, Chairman & CEO, Pritzker Realty Group     
Brian Roberts, Chairman & CEO, Comcast         
Jim Rogers, Chairman, President & CEO, Duke Energy         
Eric Schmidt,  Chairman & CEO, Google
Robert Wolf, President & COO, UBS     

From Politico 44:

POLITICO’s Morning Money reports that there will be five main discussions, each led by one or more of the executives: Trade and exports (Boeing’s James McNerney); incentives to invest in the U.S. (GE’s Jeff Immelt); skills and work force training (Penny Pritzker of Pritzker Realty); the deficit commission findings (Honeywell’s Dave Cote); and innovation (Eric Schmidt of Google and John Doerr of Kleiner Perkins). Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and outgoing adviser Larry Summers also are expected to spend much of the day there.

The President delivers a statement to the press at 9:15 a.m. and meeting with the CEOs is scheduled to start at 9:30 a.m. at the Blair House. (Does he walk over?)

Here’s the most relevant passage from White House spokesman Robert Gibbs’ briefing with the media Tuesday:

Q    There’s a couple of repeat CEOs:  GE, for example; Dow Chemical; PepsiCo.  Are we going to see new faces there tomorrow?

MR. GIBBS:  Well, I think that — I mean, look, this obviously is part of an ongoing discussion and working arrangement that the President has had with CEOs over the course of many months, whether we’ve had them in for Roosevelt Room discussions, whether he’s had them in for lunch or dinner.  I think some of the nation’s largest employers, many of them haven’t changed their CEOs.

So obviously there’s some continuity to people that you’ve seen before, but I think you’ll also see people that have also not spent a lot of time here.

The President wants to hear from them about what they see in the road ahead for the economy, and ideas that they have on continuing our economic recovery.

Q    And will he make any appeal — there’s a lot of cash sitting aside.  The President has mentioned it; you’ve mentioned it.  Will he make an appeal to them to spend some of that?

MR. GIBBS:  Well, I think the President will want to have a discussion about what steps — I think whether it’s something like the business expensing or the research and experimentation tax credit continuity — that are important certainty for business.  And the President will want to know, just as they’ll want to know what steps we’re taking to ensure that those tax credits are there, that what steps are they going to take as they see an economy get stronger and as demand picks up, how they’re going to structure and invest.

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