Does this really need to be secret? I don’t think so.
See below the latest White House Press Pool report and note that ONLY photographers allowed in and information was provided to the pool from a “White House official.” When the print reporters are kept out, as well as the TV reporters with video cameras, and the message comes from a “White House official,” there is no transparency and the White House manipulates the message.
How could this meeting possibly be secret?
Subject: Pool Report 1
Pool Report 1
July 11, 2014
The White House provides this note on today’s business meeting (only photographers were allowed into a brief pool spray):
Background from a White House Official:
The President is meeting with company executives and their small business suppliers to discuss ways to strengthen our economy. The President will announce the creation of SupplierPay, a new partnership with the private sector to strengthen small businesses by increasing their working capital, so they can grow their businesses and hire more workers.
· Patrick “Pat” Allin, Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO, Textura Corporation
· Chris Ballinger, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Americas Region, Toyota Financial Services
· Scott Becker, Senior Vice-President, Administration and Finance, Nissan North America, Inc.
· Maurice Brewster, President & CEO, Mosaic Global Transportation
· Helen Burt, Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer, Pacific Gas & Electric Company
· Gary Butler, President & CEO, Precision Custom Components, LLC
· Carl Camden, President & CEO, Kelly Services, Inc.
· Dominic Caruso, Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Johnson & Johnson
· Kermit Crawford, President, Pharmacy, Health and Wellness, Walgreens Co.
· Lisa Edwards, Senior Vice President, Corporate Services and Strategic Sourcing, Salesforce.com Inc.
· Rick Frazier, Chief Product Supply & Service Officer, Coca-Cola Refreshments
· Jim Guyette, President & CEO, Rolls-Royce North America Inc.
· Ralph Harper, CEO, Dployit, Inc.
· Jeff Herman, CEO & Founder, Deep Dive Design, LLC.
· Ramzi Hermiz, President & CEO, Shiloh Industries, Inc.
· Phillip Kretekos, CEO, Metal Impact LLC
· Stan Litow, Vice President, Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs, IBM; President, IBM International Foundation
· Monica Maldonado, President & CEO, Interprint Communications Inc.
· Beatriz “Betty” Manetta, President & CEO, Argent Associates
· Barbara Manzi, President & CEO, Manzi Metals, Inc.
· Dr. Glenville March Jr., Co-Founder and CEO, March Vision Care, Inc.
· Tom Mathis, Chief Sourcing Officer, Milliken & Company
· Dr. J. Mario Molina, President & CEO, Molina Healthcare, Inc.
· Thomas “Tom” Moriarty, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, CVS Caremark
· Edward “Ted” Oh, President & CEO, U.S. Fibers
· Necole Parker, CEO, The Elocen Group, LLC
· Mike Ricketts, President & CEO, Quality Packaging Specialists International, LLC
· Jason Robertson Sr., President & CEO, Planned Packaging of Illinois Corporation
· Daniel Roderick, President & CEO, Westinghouse Electric Corporation, LLC
· Venu Sarakki, President, Sarakki Associates Inc.
· Rick Schostek, Executive Vice President, Honda North America, Inc.
· Brent Shafer, CEO, Philips North America
· Kevin Shurn, President, Superior Maintenance Co.
· Brad Smith, CEO, Intuit Inc.
· John Stephens, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, AT&T Inc.
· Bruce Tanner, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Lockheed Martin Corporation
· Maria Thompson, Founder & CEO, Agile Sourcing Partners, Inc.
· Billy Vickers, President & CEO, Modular Assemblies Innovations
· Jeff Williams, Senior Vice President, Operations, Apple Inc.
· Monte Wood, President, Opus Events Agency LLC
White House and Administration Participants:
· Small Business Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet
· Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President
· Jeff Zients, Director of the National Economic Council