Saturday, June 25, 2011

List of Attendees, at a Controversial White House Meeting, Released

On March 7, President Obama held a meeting in the Blue Room of the White House. The meeting was not listed on the President's schedule and the meeting was organized by the Democratic National Committee. Most of the attendees were donors or fundraisers and had a Wall Street background.

Here’s a partial guest list put together by Politico of those attending the meeting:

Thomas Bernstein, co-founder of Chelsea Piers, L.P., and chairman of the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington (appointed by Obama in September 2010); and his wife, Andrea Bernstein

Jon Corzine, former Democratic governor of New Jersey and former CEO of Goldman Sachs

James Dinan, founder of York Capital Management

Glenn Dubin, CEO of Highbridge Capital Management

Mark Gallogly, co-founder of Centerbridge Partners and a member of the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board

Jeffrey Gural, chairman of the real estate firm Newmark Knight Frank

Michael Kempner, CEO at MWW Group and a member of the White House’s Council for Community Solutions

Sarah Kovner, longtime Clinton supporter and prominent New York liberal

Marc Lasry, co-founder and CEO of Avenue Capital Group

Margo Lion, of Margo Lion LTD, co-chairwoman of the Obama’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities

Brian Mathis, co-managing member of Provident Group Ltd. and co-managing partner of Longship Capital Management, LLC

Richard Richman, runs real estate/investment banking/property management conglomerate The Richman Group; and his wife, Ellen Richman, a philanthropist and Pace University marketing professor

William Rudin, chief executive of the real estate company Rudin Management

Rick Schifter, partner at TPG Capital, formerly Texas Pacific Group

Bernard Schwartz, former CEO of Loral Space & Communications, philanthropist and backer of the Democratic Leadership Council

Jay Snyder, Democratic Party activist and philanthropist

James Staley, head of JPMorgan Chase’s investment bank


  1. Are you implying that Obama would conduct crony politics on government property? Perish the thought! How dare you demean the integrity of the greatest U.S. President in European history. Oops!

  2. That's a roomful of PEU's. Corzine is CEO of MF Global, one of the Fed's primary dealer.

  3. Corzine is also an operating partner and advisor at J.C. Flowers & Co. LLC