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President Obama Drops By Personal Finance Online Summit
10:48 AM EDT
President Obama dropped by a meeting at the White House to speak with journalists and editors from a range of personal finance and financial news sites.
Before the President stopped by, senior White House officials discussed the Administration’s policies to address key issues, including rising gas prices, jobs, housing and the economy at large. And with tax day just around the corner, speakers highlighted the new federal taxpayer receipt on WhiteHouse.gov and discussed the importance of passing the Buffett Rule.
Participating officials included Alan Krueger, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers; Gene Sperling, Director of the National Economic Council; Jason Furman, Principal Deputy Director of the National Economic Council; Brian Deese, Deputy Director of the National Economic Council; and Heather Zichal, Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change. Additionally, Dan Pfeiffer, Director of Communications, Macon Phillips, Director of Digital Strategy, Sarah Bernard, Deputy Director of Digital Strategy, and Jon Carson, Director of the Office of Public Engagement, participated in a candid dialogue about online engagement and communications.
The summit was part of an ongoing series aimed to reach out to online communities. The White House invited personal finance sites for the first time last year. Additional discussions have included African-American and Latino-focused online publishers, as well as editors of prominent women's sites.
Thanks to everyone who took the time to attend the event:
- Claes Bell, Bankrate.com
- Jim McTague, Barrons.com
- Henry Blodget, Business Insider
- Meg Marco, The Consumerist
- Dan Ray, CreditCards.com
- Tami Luhby, CNNMoney
- Jerri Farris, eHow
- Brian Richards, Fool.com
- Janet Novack, Forbes
- Clare Malone, GOOD
- Cristen Conger, HowStuffWorks
- Jeff Reeves, InvestorPlace
- Douglas Harbrecht, Kiplinger
- Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch (WSJ Digital Network)
- Steve Coz, Moneynews (Newsmax)
- David Ning, MoneyNing.com
- Jack Otter, MoneyWatch.com (CBS News)
- Chris Oster, MSN Money
- Melissa Netram, TurboTax
- Dan Gross, Yahoo! Finance
- Stephen Reitmeister, Zacks