Who got a ticket to the State Dinner?
Notable attendees at tonight's State dinner include former tennis great Billy Jean King - shown here receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House on Aug. 12, 2009; CBS Evening News anchor and managing editor Scott Pelley - shown speaking at the CBS Evening News Presentation on Aug. 3, 2011; and actor John Cho - shown attending The OxFam Party on Nov. 18, 2010. (Suzanne Malveaux/CNN; Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images; and Getty Images for Esquire House)
October 13th, 2011
06:33 PM ET

Who got a ticket to the State Dinner?

Below is a list of expected attendees at tonight’s State Dinner.

The President and Mrs. Obama

His Excellency Lee Myung-bak, President of the Republic of Korea
Mrs. Kim Yoon-ok

Mr. Charles C. Adams, Jr., Geneva, Switzerland
Mrs. Vera Risteski-Adams

Ms. Angella Ahn, Performer, Bozeman, MT
Mr. Michael P. Moore

Ms. Lucia Ahn, Performer, New York, NY
Mr. Christiaan P. Ahn

Ms. Maria Ahn, Performer, New York, NY
Ms. Young Joo Rhee, Cliffside Park, NJ

The Honorable Brooke Anderson, Washington, DC

His Excellency Jae Hyun Bae

His Excellency Jaewan Bahk

Secretary-General Ki-moon Ban, Secretary General, United Nations, New York, NY
Mrs. Soon-taek Ban

The Honorable Max Baucus, United States Senator
Ms. Melodee Hanes

The Honorable Howard Berman, United States Representative
Mrs. Janis Berman

Mr. James B. Biden, Merion Station, PA
Mrs. Sara Biden

The Honorable Joseph R. Biden, Jr., Vice President of the United States
Dr. Jill Biden

The Honorable Stephen Warren Bosworth, Medford, MA
Mrs. Christine H Bosworth

The Honorable Ann W. Brown, Washington, DC
Mr. Don Brown

The Honorable William J Burns, Deputy Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State
Ms. Lisa Carty

The Honorable Dave Camp, United States Representative
Mrs. Nancy Camp

The Honorable Kurt M Campbell, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian & Pacific Affairs
The Honorable Lael Brainard, Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs

The Honorable Jay Carney, Press Secretary
Ms. Claire Shipman

The Honorable Julián Castro, Mayor, San Antonio, TX
Mrs. Erica Lira Castro

Mr. David Chang, New York, NY
Ms. Chung Hi Chang, Howey-in-the-Hills, FL

Ms. JuJu Chang, New York, NY
Mr. Neal Shapiro

Mr. John Cho, Los Angeles, CA
Mr. June Jay Cho, San Antonio, TX

His Excellency Guem Nak Choe

His Excellency Joong-Kyung Choi

Mr. Steve Choi, President, Founder and CEO, Korean-American Association, Annandale, VA
Mrs. Leena Prisca Choi

The Honorable Judy Chu, United States Representative
The Honorable Mike Eng, California State Assembly, Sacramento, CA

His Excellency Yungwoo Chun

The Honorable Hillary R. Clinton, Secretary of State

Mr. Bruce Cohen, New York, NY
Mr. Gabriel Catone

Mr. Jeff Cooper, Edwardsville, IL
Mrs. Francesca Moroney Cooper

Rev Luis Cortes, Jr., Cheltenham, PA
Mrs. Damaris Cortes

Ms. Candy Crowley, Bethesda, MD
Mr. Harry Michael Rosselli, Washington, DC

The Honorable Stephanie Cutter, Assistant to the President and Deputy Senior Advisor
Mr. James Matthew Hock

The Honorable William Daley, Chief of Staff
Ms. Bernadette Keller

Mr. D. Scott Davis, Chairman and CEO, UPS, Atlanta, GA

General Martin Dempsey, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
Mrs. Deanie Dempsey

The Honorable Thomas Donilon, Assistant to the President, National Security Advisor
Ms. Cathy Russell, Chief of Staff to Dr. Jill Biden

The Honorable Shaun L.S. Donovan, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Ms. Liza Gilbert

Mr. Blair Effron, New York, NY
Mrs. Cheryl Effron

The Honorable Michael B.G. Froman, Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economic Affairs
Ms. Nancy Goodman

Mr. Robert L. Gallucci, PhD, Chicago, IL
Ms. Jennifer Emily Sims, Upperville, VA

The Honorable Timothy F. Geithner, Secretary of the Treasury
Mrs. Carole Geithner

Mr. Sloan Gibson, Charleston, SC
Mrs. Margaret Duncan Gibson

The Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Washington, DC

Dr. Douglas Edward Goldman, San Francisco, CA
Mrs. Lisa Goldman

The Honorable Steve Jay Green, Miami Beach, FL
Mrs. Dorothea Green

The Honorable Duck-soo Han, Ambassador to the U.S., Government of the Republic of Korea
Mrs. Ah-Young Choi

The Honorable Orrin G. Hatch, United States Senator
Mrs. Elaine Hatch

Mr. William Hite, President's Export Council, Annapolis, MD
Mrs. Patricia Hite

The Honorable Thomas C. Hubbard, Washington, DC
Mrs. Joan Magnusson Hubbard

Mr. Changsoo Huh, Special Delegation, Republic of Korea

The Honorable Valerie Jarrett, Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor
Mr. Elvin Charity, Chicago, IL

Mr. Henry H Kang, Douglas, MA
Ms. Cassi Bryn Michaelik

The Honorable Sukhee Kang, Mayor, Irvine, CA
Mrs. Joanne Wonhee Kang

The Honorable Mark Keam, VA House of Delegates, Vienna, VA
Mrs. Alex Seong Keam

The Honorable John Kerry, United States Senator

Mr. Fred Khosravi, Mountain View, CA
Mrs. Flora Khosravi

Ms. Christina Kim, Los Angeles, CA
Mr. Raymond Meier, New York, NY

His Excellency Dae Ki Kim

Mr. Chang-beom Kim

Mr. David Kim, Entrepreneur, C2 Education, Duluth, GA
Ms. Minjae Yuh

Dr. James Yong Kim, President, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Dr. Youn Sook Lim

His Excellency Kwan Jin Kim

His Excellency Sung-hwan Kim

Dr. Tae Hyo Kim

Ms. Billie Jean King, New York, NY
Ms. Llana Kloss

Mr. Robert Thompson King, Ann Arbor, MI
Ms. Kathlene Eugenie King

The Honorable Ron Kirk, USTR
Mrs. Matrice Ellis-Kirk

Mr. Harold Koh, Washington, DC
Ms. Mary-Christy Fisher

The Honorable Howard Kyongju Koh, Washington, DC
Ms. Claudia Anne Arrigg

Mr. Bon Moo Koo, Chairman of LG

Mr. Chris Korge, Coral Gables, FL
Mr. Andrew Korge

Mr. Peter Kraus, Dallas, TX
Mrs. Lisa Kraus

Mr. Peter Kwon, Washington, DC
Mrs. Jeanie Kwon

The Honorable Jim Leach, Chairman, National Endowment for the Humanities, Bethesda, MD
Mrs. Elisabeth Leach

Mr. John Lechleiter, Indianapolis, IN
Mrs. Sarah Lechleiter

Dr. Chang-rae Lee, Princeton, NJ
Mrs. Michelle Branca Lee

Ms. Seung Yun Lee, Daughter of Korean President Lee

Mr. Won Lee, Washington, DC
Mrs. Young Ja Lee

The Honorable Sander Levin, United States Representative
Ms. Pamela Marie Cole

Mr. James E. Liguori, Wyoming, DE
Mrs. Stephanie I. Liguori

Mr. Andres W. Lopez, San Juan, PR
Ms. Camelia Garrido

The Honorable Richard Lugar, United States Senator
Ms. Deb Lugar

The Honorable Capricia Penavic Marshall, Chief of Protocol, U.S. Department of State
Dr. Robert Marshall

Mr. John P. Marttila, Boston, MA
Mrs. Nancy Ellen Marttila

Ms. Linda Mason, Manager, Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Belmont, MA
Mr. Roger H Brown, President of Berklee College of Music

The Honorable Denis McDonough, Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor
Mrs. Karin McDonough

Ms. Janelle Monáe, Performer
Mr. Nathaniel Irvin

Mr. Alan Mulally, President and CEO, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI
Mrs. Nicki Mulally

Mr. Scott A. Nathan, Boston, MA
Ms. Laura A. Debonis

Mr. Mark Nichols, Washington, DC
Ms. Jane Siena

The Honorable Thomas Nides, Dep. Secretary of State for Management and Resources
Ms. Virginia Moseley

Mr. Spencer Arthur Overton, Professor of Law, GW Law School, Chevy Chase, MD
Mrs. Leslie Collins Overton

The Honorable Leon E Panetta, Secretary of Defense

Mr. Deven J. Parekh, New York, NY
Mrs. Monika Parekh

Mr. Scott Pelley, Darien, CT
Mrs. Jane Boone Pelley

The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader, United States Representative
Mr. Paul Pelosi, Jr.

The Honorable David Plouffe, Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor
Ms. Olivia Morgan

Dr. Peter M. Rhee, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Mrs. Emily Rhee

The Honorable Susan Rice, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, New York, NY
Mr. Ian Cameron

Ms. Carla A. Robbins, New York, NY
Mr. Guy B. Gugliotta

Mr. Lee Rosenberg, President, American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Chicago, IL
Mrs. Nancy Rosenberg

The Honorable Pete Rouse, Counselor to the President, Washington, DC
Ms. Courtney M. Chapin

The Honorable Kathryn Ruemmler, Assistant to the President and Counsel to the President

Mr. Danny Russel, Chevy Chase, MD
Mrs. Keiko Abo Russel

Mr. Jin Roy Ryu, Los Angeles, CA
Ms. Helen Lho

Ms. Sheryl Kara Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer, Facebook, Palo Alto, CA
Ms. Adele Frances Einhorn Sandberg, North Miami Beach, FL

Mrs. Elaine Schuster, Osterville, MA
Gerald Schuster

Mr. Sydney A. Seiler, Director for Korea, NSS, Washington, DC

Mr. Eugene Sepulveda, Austin, TX
Ms. Suzanne Deal Booth

Mr. Paull Shin, Washington State Senator, Lynwood, WA
Mrs. Donna Shin

Mr. Kyung-shik Sohn

Ms. Unmi Song, Skokie, IL
Ms. Unhae U. Song, Washington, DC

Mr. Bobby Stein, Jacksonville, FL
Mrs. Mary C. Stein

The Honorable Kathleen Stephens, Ambassador to the Republic of Korea
William C. Harwood, Emeryville, CA

The Honorable Ann S Stock, Acting Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs
Mr. Stuart C Stock

Ms. Kathy Surace-Smith, Bellevue, WA
Mr. Brad Smith

Ms. Nancy Helen Sutley, Washington, DC
Mrs. Suzanne Beatrice Sutley, Jackson Heights, NY

The Honorable Tina Tchen, Chief of Staff, Office of the First Lady

General James D. Thurman, Commander UNC/CFC/USFK, Department of Defense
Mrs. Delia Lee Thurman

The Honorable Melanne Verveer, Ambassador at Large for Women's Global Issues, Department of State
The Honorable Philip Louis Verveer

The Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary, Department of Agriculture
Mr. Bob Stallman

Ms. Jai Lee Wong, Executive Director, Women's Leadership Circles, Los Angeles, CA
Mr. Kent Douglas Wong


Topics: South Korea • State Dinner • The Buzz

soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. Dee in So. Cal

    Wow, .... looks like 500 of the President's closest friends... compliments of the U.S. TAXPAYER!!! So much for 'tightening our belt' in the W.H.

    October 13, 2011 at 10:17 pm |
    • Delicia Lewis

      The problem is a huge government who refuses to hold financial institutions and corporations responsible for their illegal and nefarious actions. It is a government that "regulates" against the benefit of the American people. It is a government that has allows a revolving door between agency offices and corporations. It is a government that so furiously hates a free market it will bail out institutions that should fail due to their own actions or the will of the market. It is the Federal Reserve, private banks that issue our money. It's taxation. These are the real issues, the things everyone should get mad as hell about! Seriously, those of you that think this is or should be about class inequality and taxing rich people need to wake up!

      October 16, 2011 at 1:43 pm |
  2. If I had a penny for every stupid Republican

    Glad to see some are eating well.

    October 14, 2011 at 1:23 am |
    • Erika

      - I love the first picture at the top! Joan, did you tell me alaedry you were going to J*s workshop? I'm so envious right now, but know that you will have a fabulous time! Lovin your work and can't wait to hear more about the wedding. We'll have to talk sometime, I learned alot about what photogs are doing today mixing video with photos for DVD wedding videos and the prices were outrageous, but again it comes down to, how much do you value your work and time. Kay girl, keep in touch!

      August 1, 2012 at 11:20 pm |
  3. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Oh!...so this President isn't suppose to enjoy State dinners like EVERY other has?...Even when America was spiraling down the tube?! And we have been sliding down this rabbit hole for at least 10 years! So now all of a sudden, since this President, who's been trying his best up against the devil of obstruction, to bring America back into good standing shouldn't be networking through whatever means he can huh?..Which is exactly what one of the main purposes of State dinners, without your envious complaints?

    October 14, 2011 at 6:31 am |
  4. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Many of the 'invitees' are business people. President Obama is trying to prompt the pump on business to start hiring Americans! If it takes doing it over a dinner, then so be it! Until they start hiring the unemploment numbers that you complain about will remain. He gave money to the banks to lend to business as incentive to hire. Did they lend it? NO! He left business the Bush taxcuts for a couple of more years! Are they hiring? NO! Who knows? Maybe a meal might turn businesses selfish, uncaring tide!

    October 14, 2011 at 6:53 am |
    • Delicia Lewis

      Alan R. Mulally and Nicki Mulally are having dinner with the US president while my son is ashes in a box! Ford Motor Company received over 5 billion thru the backdoor of the DOE ( tax payers dollars) but could n't recall ALL the vehicles that contained a defective $21.00 defective fire prone switch! Paytonsmom.blogspot.com

      October 16, 2011 at 1:51 pm |
  5. Joe

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    October 14, 2011 at 7:43 am |
    • Igor

      This is absolutely betuaiful CJ man what can I not say! You make me cry when I see your work and sista girl dont shed a tear easily! Beautiful wedding betuaiful looking couple!

      July 30, 2012 at 10:38 pm |
  6. Delicia Lewis

    Alan R. Mulally and Nicki Mulally are having dinner with the US president while my son is ashes in a box! Ford Motor Company received over 5 billion thru the backdoor of the DOE ( tax payers dollars) but, could n't recall ALL the vehicles that contained a defective $21.00 defective fire prone switch! Alan R. Mulally and Nicki Mulally are having the time of their lives, smiling all the way into political mingletime. Payton Tyler Lewis Rest in Peace my sweet son, The Ruthless may not care but your Momma will never forget you. Our Country is very sick, when these are the VIP's brought to dinner. Paytonsmom

    October 16, 2011 at 1:59 pm |
  7. Delicia Lewis

    Occupy protesters please boycott Ford Motor Company. Reason ; Ford Motor Company stages recalls, that leave loyal consumers at risk of fires. Even after Ford received over 5 Billion dollars from our Government ! The cruise control switch defect cost $21.00 to repair, yet Ford Motor Company decided to play russian roulette with innocent customers lives. While CEO Alan R. Mulally is awarded CEO of the year! and collecting Muti-Million dollar paychecks each year, plus 56k in stock , And attending Diiners at our Whitehouse enjoying our Tax-dollars while pushing defective/cheap products without any remorse or sense of social responsiblity except when they get positive PR. like Ford cares ? Ford only cares to get your $$$$$$$$.

    October 18, 2011 at 3:37 pm |
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