WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle host their last State Dinner on Tuesday night, honoring Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife, Agnese Landini.

Below, from the White House.

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the First Lady

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 18, 2016

EXPECTED ATTENDEES AT TONIGHT’S

ITALY STATE DINNER

Below is a list of expected attendees at tonight’s Italy State Dinner. Additional details about the State Dinner are available here.

 

THE PRESIDENT AND MRS. OBAMA

Honorees

HIS EXCELLENCY MATTEO RENZI, PRIME MINISTER OF THE REPUBLIC OF ITALY AND MRS. AGNESE LANDINI

 

The Honorable Adewale Adeyemo, Deputy Assistant to the President & Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economics, National Security Council

Ms. Mae Podesta

The Honorable Salman Ahmed, Special Assistant to the President & Senior Director for Strategic Planning & Counselor to the National Security Advisor, National Security Council

Ms. Shaheen Ahmed

 

Professor Elizabeth Alexander, Poet

Mr. Mark C. Alexander

Mr. Mario Andretti, Former Racing Driver

Ms. Barbra Andretti-Curto

Ms. Paola Antonelli, Architect & Designer, Guest of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Italy

Mr. Giorgio Armani, Fashion Designer, The Armani Group, Guest of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Italy

 

Mr. Mario Batali, Chef

Ms. Susan Cahn

 

Mr. Richard Bates, Senior Vice President of Governmental Relations, The Walt Disney Company

Ms. Rose Bates

Ms. Giovanna Battaglia, W Magazine & Vogue Japan

Mr. Oscar Engelbert

Mr. Roberto Benigni, Actor, Guest of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Italy

 

The Honorable Steve Keith Benjamin, Mayor of Columbia, South Carolina

Ms. DeAndrea Gist Benjamin

Mr. Chance Bennett, Rapper

Mr. Kenneth Bennett

 

Ms. Susan Berghoef, Attorney

Mr. Patrick Croke

 

Ms. Megan Beyer, Executive Director, President’s Committee on the Arts & Humanities

The Honorable Don Beyer, Jr.

 

Ms. Ashley Blazer Biden, Executive Director, Delaware Center for Justice

 

Mr. Hunter Biden, Chairman, Rosemont Seneca Advisors

 

The Honorable Joseph R. Biden, Jr., Vice President of the United States

Dr. Jill Biden

 

Mr. Paul Blavin, Founder, FOR GOOD

Ms. Amy Blavin

 

The Honorable Tony Blinken, Deputy Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State

The Honorable Evan Ryan

Dr. Paul Boskind, Chief Executive Officer, Deer Oaks Mental Health Associates, PC

Mr. Robby McMillin-Boskind

Mr. David Bradley, Chairman & Owner, Atlantic Media

Ms. Katherine Bradley

 

Ms. Nicoletta Braschi, Actress, Guest of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Italy

The Honorable Anita Breckenridge, Assistant to the President & Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, The White House

Ms. Rebekah Bader

Mr. Donato R. Buccini, Vice President, Edward J. DeSeta Company, Inc.

Ms. Bernadette De Seta Buccini

Ms. Carrie Budoff, Politico

Mr. Thomas Brown

Ms. Cathy Burns, President, Produce Marketing Association

Mr. Kenneth Burns

The Honorable Kristie Canegallo, Assistant to the President & Deputy Chief of Staff for Implementation, The White House

Mr. Mark James Canegallo, Jr.

Mr. Raffaele Cantone, President, National Anticorruption Authority, Guest of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Italy

 

The Honorable Ashton Carter, Secretary of Defense, U.S. Department of Defense

Ms. Stephanie Carter

Mr. Paul Cejas, Chairman, PLC Investments

Mr. Gertie Cejas

Mr. Jim Chanos, Chief Executive Officer, Kynikos Associates

Ms. Crystal Connors

Mr. Timothy Collins, Chief Executive Officer, Ripplewood Holdings LLC

The Honorable Gerald Connolly, U.S. Representative (Virginia)

Ms. Catherine Smith

 

The Honorable Michael Connor, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior

Ms. Shari Connor

 

The Honorable Maria Contreras-Sweet, Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration

Ms. Kelly Williams

 

The Honorable Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director, The United Nations World Food Programme

Ms. Tybra Arthur

 

The Honorable Bathsheba Crocker, Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Ms. Saone Crocker

 

The Honorable Andrew Cuomo, Governor of New York

Ms. Sandra Lee

The Honorable Chase Cushman, Assistant to the President & Director of Scheduling & Advance, The White House

Ms. Ashley Cushman

 

Ms. Daniela D’Antonio, Journalist, Guest of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Italy

Mr. Giuliano Da Empoli, Advisor to the Prime Minister, Delegation of the Republic of Italy

 

Ms. Yene Damtew, Hairstylist

Mr. Tsegaye Shiferaw Assefa

The Honorable Brian Deese, Assistant to the President & Senior Advisor, The White House

Ms. Bree Arsenault

 

Mr. Joseph Del Raso, Chairman, National Italian American Foundation

Ms. Anne Del Raso

 

The Honorable Suzan Delbene, U.S. Representative (Washington)

Mr. Kurt Delbene

Ms. Kelly Dibble, Senior Vice President & Director of Public Affairs, Northern Trust Corporation

Mr. Andrew Dibble

 

Mr. John DiEleuterio, Director of Intergovernmental Relations, Delaware National Guard

Ms. Maureen DiEleuterio

Mr. John Doerr III, Partner, Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers

Ms. Ann Doerr

The Honorable Shaun Donovan, Director of the Office of Management & Budget, The White House

Ms. Liza Gilbert

Ms. Amy Dove, Director for European Union, Southern Europe & European Affairs, National Security Council

Mr. Patrick Lacey

The Honorable Josh Earnest, Assistant to the President & Press Secretary, The White House

Ms. Natalie Earnest

The Honorable Jennie Easterly, Special Assistant to the President & Senior Director for Counterterrorism, National Security Council

Mr. Jason Easterly

The Honorable Neil Eggleston, Assistant to the President & Counsel to the President, The White House

Ms. Rachel Eggleston

Mr. Ken Ehrlich, Producer

Ms. Harriet Ehrlich

 

Mr. Carlos Elizondo, Resident Manager & Social Secretary to the Vice President & Dr. Biden

Mr. Mark William Dumas

Mr. John Elkann, Chairman, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Ms. Lavinia Borromeo Arese Taverna

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Health

Dr. Christine Grady

The Honorable Jon Finer, Chief of Staff, U.S. Department of State

Ms. Emily Finer

Mr. Larry Fink, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, BlackRock Inc.

The Honorable Chris Fonzone, Deputy Assistant to the President & Deputy Counsel to the President & NSC Legal Adviser, National Security Council

Ms. Jillian Catalanotti

 

Mr. Fabrizio Freda, President & Chief Executive Officer, Estee Lauder Companies Inc.

Ms. Mary-Ann Jeanine Lannoy

 

The Honorable Julia Frifield, Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Ms. Shannon Kula

The Honorable Jason Furman, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, The White House

Ms. Eve Gerber

Ms. Laetitia Garriott De Cayeux, Co-Founder, Escape Dynamics

Mr. Richard Garriott De Cayeux

Ms. Maria Gavrilovic, CBS

Mr. Emil Jahic

 

His Excellency Paolo Gentiloni, Minister of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation of the Republic of Italy, Delegation of the Republic of Italy

 

The Honorable Suzanne George, Deputy Assistant to the President & Executive Secretary & Chief of Staff, National Security Council

Mr. David George

Ms. Fabiola Gianotti, Director of the European Organization for Nuclear Research, Guest of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Italy

 

Mr. Henry Goldberg, Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Artery Capital Group, LLC

Ms. Carol Brown Goldberg

Mr. Alex Gorsky, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Johnson & Johnson

Ms. Patricia Gorsky

Ms. Rachel Goslins, Director of the Arts & Industries Building, The Smithsonian Institution

Mr. Julius Genachowski

 

Ms. Savannah Guthrie, NBC

Mr. Michael Feldman

The Honorable Avril Haines, Assistant to the President & Deputy National Security Advisor, National Security Council

Mr. David Davighi

Tamron Hall, MSNBC

Mr. Jonathan Todd Capehart

 

The Honorable Jane Harman, Director, President & CEO, The Wilson Center

Mr. Robert Dickie, Boston

Ms. Cynthia H. Harrell-Horn, Philanthropist

Ms. Cassidy Horn

Mr. Mel Heifetz, Real Estate Developer

Mr. John Di Pietro

Ms. Mary Kay Henry, International President, SEIU

Ms. Paula Macchello

Mr. Stephen Hightower, President & Chief Executive Officer, Hightowers Petroleum Company

Mr. Stephen Hightower II

 

The Honorable Jim Himes, U.S. Representative (Connecticut)

Ms. Mary Himes

 

The Honorable Amos Hochstein, Special Envoy & Coordinator for International Energy Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Ms. Julie Ringel

Ms. Susan Holland, Event Designer, Susan Holland Events

Mr. Richard Klein

The Honorable Sarah Hurwitz, Special Assistant to the President, Senior Strategic & Policy Advisor to the Council on Women & Girls & Senior Presidential Speechwriter, The White House

Mr. Tyler Lechtenberg

 

Ms. Denise Ilitch, President, Ilitch Enterprises, LLC

Mr. Jeffrey Krupcale

 

The Honorable Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor & Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs & Public Engagement, The White House

Ms. Laura Jarrett

Ms. Kristen Jarvis, Chief of Staff, Ford Foundation

Mr. Shaun West

The Honorable Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior, U.S. Department of the Interior

Mr. Warren Jewell

The Honorable Broderick Johnson, Assistant to the President & Cabinet Secretary, The White House

Ms. Michele Norris

Dr. Fisk Johnson III, Chief Executive Officer, SC Johnson & Son, Inc.

The Honorable Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Dr. Susan DiMarco

Ms. Kristin Jones, Special Assistant & Director of Special Projects for the First Lady, The White House

Mr. Lawrence Jackson

The Honorable Cody Keenan, Assistant to the President & Director of Speechwriting, The White House

Ms. Kristen Bartoloni

Ms. Janet Keller, President, Keller Consultants

Ms. Leslie Ray

Ms. Angela Kennedy, Staff Attorney, Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia

Mr. Henry Kennedy, Jr.

 

The Honorable John Kerry, Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State

Mr. Naeem Khan, Fashion Designer, House of Khan

Ms. Ranjana Khan

Ms. Gayle King, CBS

Ms. Kirby Bumpus

Ms. Meredith Koop, Special Assistant to the First Lady, The White House

Mr. Tomas Motta

The Honorable Charlie Kupchan, Special Assistant to the President & Senior Director for European Affairs, National Security Council

Ms. Simma Kupchan

Mr. Mark Landler, The New York Times

Ms. Angela Tung

Mr. Josh Lederman, The Associated Press

Ms. Amy Lederman

 

Ms. Bel Leong-Hong, President, Knowledge Advantage, Inc.

Mr. Kenneth Hong

 

Ms. Christina Lewis, Founder & Executive Director, All Star Code

Ms. Loida N. Lewis

Ms. Mara Liasson, National Public Radio

Mr. Jonathan Cuneo

The Honorable Loretta Lynch, Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice

Mr. Stephen Hargrove

The Honorable Robert Malley, Special Assistant to the President, White House Coordinator for the Middle East & North Africa Region & Senior Advisor to the President on the Counter ISIL Campaign, National Security Council

Ms. Caroline Brown

 

Major General Carmine Masiello, Military Advisor to the Prime Minister, Delegation of the Republic of Italy

Ms. Colleen McCain Nelson, Wall Street Journal

Mr. Jon Nelson

 

Mr. Cornell McClellan, Fitness Coach, Trainer & Member of The President’s Council on Fitness Sports & Nutrition

 

The Honorable Robert A. McDonald, Secretary, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Ms. Diane McDonald

 

The Honorable Denis McDonough, Assistant to the President & Chief of Staff, The White House

Ms. Karin McDonough

Ms. Gail McGovern, President & Chief Executive Officer, The American Red Cross

Mr. Donald McGovern

The Honorable Brett McGurk, Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, U.S. Department of State

Ms. Gina Chon

 

Mr. Mike Memoli, Los Angeles Times

Mr. Matthew Memoli

Ms. Micheline Mendelsohn, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Good Stuff Eatery

Mr. Clifford Luhn

Mr. Jamie Meritosis, President & Chief Executive Officer, Lumina Foundation

Ms. Colleen O’Brien

 

Ms. Carolyn Miles, President‎ & CEO, Save the Children USA

Mr. Carlos Carrazana

 

Mr. Doug Mills, The New York Times

Ms. Katherine Mills

Ms. Connie Milstein, Principal & Co-Founder, Ogden CAP Properties LLC

Mr. Ian Kahn

Ms. Cindy Moelis, President, Pritzker Traubert Family Foundation

Mr. Robert Rivkin

The Honorable Lisa Monaco, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security & Counterterrorism, National Security Council

Dr. Anthony Monaco

Mr. James Montgomery, Sr., Principal, James D. Montgomery & Associates

Ms. Pauline Montgomery

Mr. Phil Munger, Analyst

Ms. Georgia Travers

The Honorable Shailagh Murray, Assistant to the President & Senior Advisor, The White House

Mr. Neil King

The Honorable Cecilia Muñoz, Assistant to the President & Director of the Domestic Policy Council, The White House

Mr. Amit A. Pandya

Ms. Giuseppina Nicolini, Mayor of Lampedusa Sicily, Guest of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Italy

 

The Honorable Victoria Nuland, Assistant Secretary of State for European & Eurasian Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Mr. Robert Kagan

Mr. Frank Ocean, Singer & Songwriter

Ms. Katonya Breaux

 

Mr. Eric Ortner, Producer & Manager, The Ortner Group

Mr. Chuck B. Ortner

Ms. Casey Owens, Senior Brand Manager, Starbucks Corporation

Mr. Christopher Castello

Mr. Clarence Page, The Chicago Tribune

Ms. Lisa Page

Ms. Carrin Patman, Attorney, Brocwell and Giuliani LLP

Mr. Jim Derrick, Jr.

Mr. Art Peck, Chief Executive Officer, The Gap Inc.

Ms. Kirsten Peck

The Honorable Bill Peduto, Mayor of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania

Mr. Frank Peduto

The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader, U.S. House of Representatives

Mr. Paul Pelosi

 

Ms. Denielle Pemberton-Heard, Business Affairs Attorney, Public Broadcasting Company

Mr. Greg Heard

 

The Honorable Tom Perez, Secretary of Labor, U.S. Department of Labor

Ms. Ann Marie Staudenmaier

Mr. Andrew Peterson, Special Olympic Athlete for the United States

Mr. Craig Peterson

The Honorable John Phillips, U.S. Ambassador to the Italian Republic & the Republic of San Marino, U.S. Department of State

Ms. Linda Douglass

 

Mr. Diego Piacentini, Government Commissioner for the Digital Agenda, Delegation of the Republic of Italy

Mr. Sundar Pichai, Chief Executive Officer, Google Inc.

Ms. Anjali Pichai

Mr. Bill Plante, CBS

Ms. Robin Smith

Mr. Michael Polsky, President & Chief Executive Officer, Invenergy LLC

Ms. Tanya Polsky

The Honorable Stephen Pomper, Special Assistant to the President & Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs & Human Rights, National Security Council

Ms. Karen Manning

Ms. Ai-jen Poo, Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance

Ms. Ting Poo

The Honorable Samantha Power, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations

Professor Cass Sunstein

Mr. Richard Price, Chief Executive Officer, Mesirow Financial

Ms. Eva Tyree

Mr. Matthew Pritzker, Chief Executive Officer, The Matthew Pritzker Company

Ms. Cristina Curcio

The Honorable Penny Pritzker, U.S. Secretary of Commerce, U.S. Department of Commerce

Mr. Donald Traubert

 

Mr. Andrew Prozes, Founder, TAEVAST

Ms. Laura Heery

The Honorable Jennifer Psaki, Assistant to the President & Director of Communications, The White House

Ms. Eileen Medvey

Mr. Carl Ray, Makeup Artist

Ms. Hillary Korutz

Ms. Rachael Ray, The Rachael Ray Show

Mr. John Cusimano

The Honorable Jack Reed, U.S. Senator (Rhode Island)

Ms. Julia Reed

 

The Honorable Ben Rhodes, Assistant to the President & Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications & Speechwriting, National Security Council

Ms. Ann Norris

The Honorable Steven Ricchetti, Assistant to the President & Chief of Staff to the Vice President, The White House

Ms. Amy Ricchetti

The Honorable Susan Rice, Assistant to the President & National Security Advisor, National Security Council

Mr. Ian Cameron

The Honorable Anne Richard, Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, & Migration, U.S. Department of State

Mr. William Davis

Mr. John Rogers, Jr., Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & Chief Investment Officer, Ariel Investments

Ms. Marion Brooks

The Honorable Amy Rosenbaum, Assistant to the President & Director of Legislative Affairs, The White House

Mr. Joshua Lahey

The Honorable Catherine Russell, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issue, U.S. Department of State

Mr. Thomas Donilon

 

Mr. Haim Saban, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Saban Capital Group

Ms. Cheryl Saban

Mr. Jerry Seinfeld, Comedian

Ms. Jessica Seinfeld

The Honorable Peter Selfridge, Chief of Protocol, U.S. Department of State

Ms. Parita Selfridge

 

Mr. Filippo Sensi, Press Office of the Prime Minister, Delegation of the Republic of Italy

Mr. J Rutherford Seydel, Attorney, Davis Pickren Seydel & Sneed LLP

Ms. Laura Seydel

The Honorable Thomas Shannon, Jr., Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Mr. John Shulman, Founder & Managing Director of Juggernaut Capital Partners

Ms. Alison Shulman

 

The Honorable David Simas, Assistant to the President & Director of Political Strategy & Outreach, The White House

Ms. Shauna McCarty

The Honorable MacKenzie Smith, Special Assistant to the President & Director of Scheduling & Advance for the First Lady, The White House

Ms. Pam Smith

 

Mr. Mark Smith, The Associated Press

Ms. Mina Smith

 

Mr. Michael Smith, Interior Designer, Michael S. Smith Inc.

Ms. Katherine Malkin

Mr. Alan Solow, Partner, Resolute Consulting

Ms. Andrea Solow

Mr. Arne Sorenson, President & Chief Executive Officer, J.W. Marriott International

Ms. Ruth Sorenson

Mr. Paolo Sorrentino, Film Director, Guest of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Italy

Ms. Emily Sowek, Letter Writer

Ms. Susan Andrews

 

Ms. Gwen Stefani, Singer & Songwriter

Mr. Blake Shelton

 

The Honorable Rick Stengel, Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy & Public Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Ms. Mary Stengel

Mr. George Stephanopoulos, ABC

Ms. Alexandra Wentworth

 

Ms. Margaret Talev, Bloomberg

Mr. Richard Micklethwait

Mr. James Taylor, Singer & Songwriter

Ms. Kim Taylor

The Honorable Tina Tchen, Assistant to the President & Chief of Staff to the First Lady, The White House

Ms. Emma Tchen

The Honorable Caroline Tess, Special Assistant to the President & Senior Director for Legislative Affairs, National Security Council

Mr. Thiago Lourenco Dos Reis

Ambassador David Thorne, Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State

Ms. Rose Thorne

Mr. Chuck Todd, NBC

Ms. Kristian Todd

Mr. Conrad Tribble, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State

Ms. Christina Tribble

 

Ambassador Raffaele Trombetta, Chief of Cabinet of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Delegation of the Republic of Italy

Mr. John Turturro, Actor

Ms. Katherine Borowitz

Mr. Hamdi Ulukaya, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Chobani LLC

Ms. Louise Vongerichten

 

His Excellency Armando Varricchio, Ambassador of the Republic of Italy to the United States, Delegation of the Republic of Italy

Ms. Micaela Barbagallo

 

Ms. Krishanti Vignarajah, Policy Director to the First Lady, The White House

Mr. Collin O’Mara

The Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Ms. Christie Vilsack

 

Ms. Beatrice Vio, Olympic Athlete for Italy, Guest of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Italy

Ms. Teresa Angela Grandis

 

Mr. Charles Ward III, Architect, June Street Architecture

Mr. Michael Lombardo

The Honorable Constance Williams, Former State Senator (Pennsylvania)

Ms. Elizabeth Williams

Mr. Evan Williams, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Medium

Ms. Sara Williams

The Honorable Jonathan Winer, Special Envoy for Libya & Senior Advisor for MEK Resettlement, U.S. Department of State

Ms. Libby Lewis

The Honorable Melissa Winter, Deputy Assistant to the President & Senior Advisor to the First Lady, The White House

Mr. Joshua Alkin

Mr. Johnny Wright, Hairstylist

Ms. Jacqueline Tarrant

Mr. Kevin Xu, Chief Executive Officer, MEBO International

Mr. Guoxin Tao

Her Excellency Maria Angela Zappia, Senior Diplomatic Advisor to the Prime Minister, Delegation of the Republic of Italy

 

The Honorable Jeffrey Zients, Assistant to the President for Economic Policy & Director of the National Economic Council, The White House

Ms. Mary Zients

 

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