(CNN) - As President Barack Obama prepares to address the nation, the White House released additional names of guests invited to join the first lady for Tuesday's State of the Union address.
Among those attending the speech will be Mary Barra, chief executive officer of General Motors Company and the first woman to run a major global automaker. Antoinette Tuff, a Georgia bookkeeper deemed a hero after talking down a school shooter, will also join the first lady, along with immigration activist Cristian Avila, who joined the fasting protest in Washington last year.
The White House previously announced two survivors of last year's bombing at the Boston Marathon would be honored guests at the event, alongside Jason Collins, the former NBA center who in 2013 became the first openly gay male athlete in one of the four major American pro leagues.
Other guests announced early Tuesday include Vice Adm. Michelle Howard, the first female four-star admiral in the 238-year-history of the United States Navy; Kentucky's Democratic governor, Steve Beshear; Tyrone Davis, a fellow with the Environmental Defense Fund's Climate Corps who has been legally blind since age 9; Sabrina Simone Jenkins, a single mother from South Carolina; Mayor Ed Lee, the first Asian-American mayor of San Francisco; Andra Rush, a Native American business owner; Amanda Shelley, a physician assistant and Obamacare success story; and Aliana Arzola-Piñero from Puerto Rico, who attended last year's Kid's State Dinner
Along with the first lady, the guests will be seated with Dr. Jill Biden and Obama senior adviser Valerie Jarrett. The White House said it plans to announce more guests leading up to the President's address.
CNN's Dana Davidsen contributed to this report.