A look at Obama's guests for jobs speech

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Posted: Sep 08, 2011 2:31 PM
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.