Chattanooga business people take part in White House forum

Chattanooga business people take part in White House forum

December 17th, 2013 by Mike Pare in Local - Breaking News

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About a half dozen business people from the Chattanooga area will join their peers from across Tennessee at a forum at the White House on Wednesday, according to the group Business Forward.

Senior officials from the Obama Administration will participate in a discussion on creating jobs, the importance of workforce development, accelerating the economic recovery, and addressing the immigration system.

Among local people to take part are Charlie Brock, CEO, Launch Tennessee; Stephen Culp, CEO,; Travis Horton, partner, HHM CPAs; Erik Jannerbo, an attorney at Miller & Martin PLLC; and Robert Marshall, vice president of business development for MetalTek International.

Past briefings have included Gene Sperling, director of the National Economic Council; Silvia Matthews Burwell, director of the Office of Management and Budget; and Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to President Obama.