(CNN) - President-elect Obama and Vice President-elect Biden will meet with their Transition Economic Advisory Board in Chicago Friday, followed by the pair's first official press conference since winning the White House, the transition team announced Thursday.
The members of the advisory board - which include former Treasry Secretaries Lawrence Summers and Robert Rubin, former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker, and billionaire businessman Warren Buffett - are listed after the jump.
(List released by the Obama campaign Thursday):
–David Bonior (Member House of Representatives 1977-2003)
–Warren Buffett (Chairman and CEO, Berkshire Hathaway)-will participate via speakerphone
–Roel Campos (former SEC Commissioner)
–William Daley (Chairman of the Midwest, JP Morgan Chase; Former Secretary, U.S. Dept of Commerce, 1997-2000)
–William Donaldson (Former Chairman of the SEC 2003-2005)
–Roger Ferguson (President and CEO, TIAA-CREF and former Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve)
–Jennifer Granholm (Governor, State of Michigan)
–Anne Mulcahy (Chairman and CEO, Xerox)
–Richard Parsons (Chairman of the Board, Time Warner)
–Penny Pritzker (CEO, Classic Residence by Hyatt)
–Robert Reich (University of California, Berkeley; Former Secretary, U.S. Dept of Labor, 1993-1997)
–Robert Rubin (Chairman and Director of the Executive Committee, Citigroup; Former Secretary, U.S. Dept of Treasury, 1995-1999)
–Eric Schmidt (Chairman and CEO, Google)
–Lawrence Summers (Harvard University; Managing Director, D.E. Shaw; Former Secretary, U.S. Dept of Treasury, 1999-2001)
–Laura Tyson (Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley; Former Chairman, National Economic Council, 1995-1996; Former Chairman, President’s Council of Economic Advisors, 1993-1995)
–Antonio Villaraigosa (Mayor, City of Los Angeles)
–Paul Volcker (Former Chairman, U.S. Federal Reserve 1979-1987)
It appears that the President-elect has some powerful and experienced individuals on this board.
As learned a long time ago...a great leader is one who puts the right people around him. Looks like a great start......!
A lot of awsome talent there! Maybe we can finally get out of this rut and make some progress!
LET'S DO THIS!
Interesting. I am waiting on the cabinet. Until I see Hillary's name mentioned by Obama for a possible cabinet position I dont think I will be truly happy but oh well.
Hey – first thing – get more bandwidth for change.gov – I only get server error messages!
That's a good thing and this needs to be their top priority.
Biden will spend the next 4 years putting wreaths on gravesites because obama will not need or want him for anything else, especially advice.
Biden was played bigtime.
He is bringing out the big guns. The economy is a big problem so he will need the best of the best to help him.
Great leaders know that they must have the best minds around them.
Lets go! President Obama Very Impressive how Fast hes going to work!!
Wow it been a long time ... Finally a President talking about job creation...After the election. :) HOPE IS MAKING A COME BACK.
THANK YOU EVERY ONE FOR YOUR TIRELESS EFFORT IN ELECTING BARACK OBAMA OUR PRESIDENT.
Wow.....Now you see how strong our voice truly is when we speak as one.....Only we will be able to change our country..And with a president like Barack Obama..(who hears our voices, and who see us) we will
be able to leave behind that Gov't that serves the few for a new Gov't that serves ALL it's people...AMEN
I think it's fitting that we have so much rain to clean the slate and get the gears working!
Is anyone else sleeping better these days???
As ever, very smart move.
Always on the right track.
It's amazing this guy has so much discipline!
If there are jobs to be created, African Americans, you need to excel beyond that GED; oh I forgot, you have "Affirmitive Action."
All the CEO's behind their names. Isn't this what Obama was fighting against through his entire campaign these big money maker interests. Like Obama said he can sell anything. LOL
You need more folks from industry Barack .... too many politico types.
This is the very first time since I was able to vote in the 1960's that I feel actually connected to the President – both historically and inclusively! Its a great feeling – If I feel this energized I can only imagine how widespread this feeling is and that will go a long way to support our new President and his team.
I LOVE OUR NEW PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT, IT'S SO GOOD TO HAVE CONFIDENCE IN OUR GOVRENMENT ONCE AGAIN.
This president-elect and his transition team mean business. I'm glad to see them treating the issues facing the country with the speed and seriousness they deserve.
I don't know what the mayor of LA brings to the table ... enlighten me please!
I'm not black or a minority – but I'm crying too! What a great time (even though its a tough period) for our nation and hopefully the world.
Nicole, I am not sleeping better these days...but I have newborn twins that keep me up all night. Seriously, Smart group of folks advising on economic matters. A good cross section of business and government. Tell him what he needs to hear, not what you think what he wants to hear! The truth, that sets us free!
This apears to be a really strong balanced list. I especialy like the mix of academia, business, and political experience. This is a great first step.
Rachel – I would love to see Hillary in Obama's cabinet, as well; however, he may need her in the Senate to help push his healthcare initiatives through.
My 401K is down 10% since Obama was elected.
I'll never be able to retire at this rate. I'll be wiped out in 10 days at this rate. It's all because he's raising taxes next year.
He's got to do something or we are all in the soup.
Higher Education November 6th, 2008 3:27 pm ET
I bet you are a high school drop out. You are an insult to all races in the United States of America. Go hide in a cave for the next 8 years, your brains is from the 18 century...sad!