Obama’s Jobs Council meeting: Penny Pritzker, others on the list

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Pool report by Politico’s Carrie Budoff Brown……

Shortly before noon, the president convened a meeting of his Council on Jobs and Competitiveness in a meeting room of Cree Inc., a LED lighting company that he described as “the type of company that all of us want to see promoted all across the country.”

The event is streaming live in the White House website, and the press office just released a background document on the company.

The council sat around a rectangular set of tables with a jobs council sign as the backdrop. Those seated include Valerie Jarrett, Austan Goolsbee, and Melody Barnes. GE Chairman Jeffrey Immelt sat to the president’s left at the head of the table, and DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman sat to his right.

The president is now hearing from members of the council.

I attached the list of council participants here.

Jobs Council members in attendance at today’s event:

Steve Case, Chairman & CEO, Revolution and Chairman, Startup America Partnership

Kenneth I. Chenault, Chairman & CEO, American Express Company

John Doerr, Partner, Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers

Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., President & CEO, TIAA-CREF

Mark T. Gallogly, Founder & Managing Partner, Centerbridge Partners

Joseph T. Hansen, International President, UFCW

Lewis Hay, III, Chairman & CEO, NextEra Energy

Jeff Immelt, Chairman & CEO, GE

Gary Kelly, Chairman, President, and CEO, Southwest Airlines

Ellen Kullman, Chair & CEO, DuPont

A.G. Lafley, former CEO, Proctor and Gamble

Eric Lander, Director, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and Co-Chair, PCAST

Monica Lozano, CEO, impreMedia

Darlene Miller, President & CEO, Permac Industries

Paul S. Otellini, President & CEO, Intel Corporation

Richard D. Parsons, Chairman, Citigroup

Antonio Perez, Chairman and CEO, Eastman Kodak

Penny Pritzker, Chairman & Founder, Pritzker Realty Group

Brian Roberts, Chairman & CEO, Comcast Corporation

Matthew K. Rose, Chairman & CEO, BNSF Railway

Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer, Facebook

Laura D. Tyson, Professor, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

Robert Wolf, Chairman, UBS Group Americas and President, UBS IB

White House officials seated at table:

Valerie Jarrett

Gene Sperling

Austan Goolsbee

Melody Barnes

Michael Strautmanis

Don Graves

Cabinet officials seated at table:

Secretary Gary Locke

Administrator Karen Mills

Chairman Fred Hochberg

Other participants seated at table:

Chuck Swoboda, CEO, Cree, Inc.

Christopher Che, Dayton-Hooven Corporation. Mr. Che hosted a Jobs Council “Listening and Action Session” at his manufacturing facility in Dayton, OH.

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