Top Capitalists Meet with Obama
On Dec. 15, 2010, President Barack Obama met with the following business leaders: Greg Brown, Motorola; John Chambers, Cisco Systems; Kenneth Chenault, American Express; Dave Cote, Chairman of Honeywell International Inc.; Scott Davis, UPS; John Doerr, partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers; Mark Gallogly, managing partner at Centerbridge Partners; Lew Hay, NextEra Energy; Jeffrey Immelt, General Electric; Ellen Kullman, DuPont; John Lechleiter, Eli Lilly; Andrew Liveris, Dow Chemical; James McNerney, Boeing; Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo; Paul Otellini, Intel; Penny Pritzker, Pritzker Realty Group; Brian Roberts, Comcast; Jim Rogers, Duke Energy; Eric Schmidt, Google; and Robert Wolf, UBS.
The stated purpose of the meeting was to discuss ways to work together on economic issues including job creation.
Prior to entering the meeting, Obama made a public statement during which he stated,
- "I believe that the primary engine of America's economic success is not government, it's the dynamism of our markets. And for me, the most important question about an economic idea is... whether it will help spur businesses, jobs and growth."
- The Hill: White House announces chief executives attending Wednesday's meeting, Dec. 14, 2010 (accessed on Dec. 20, 2010)
- The Washington Post: The socialist president plays host to capitalism, Dec. 15, 2010 (accessed on Dec. 20, 2010)