Steve Case's new WH role
AOL co-founder Steve Case and Senior White House Advisor Valerie Jarrett listen to President Obama's remarks at the small business forum at Cleveland State University.
February 22nd, 2011
03:00 PM ET

Steve Case's new WH role

WASHINGTON (CNN) - AOL co-founder Steve Case has some added job responsibilities on his plate.

President Obama tapped Case to be a part of his Council on Jobs and Competitiveness during a small-business forum in Cleveland on Tuesday.

"We're very lucky to have Steve Case here, who is somebody who grew a small business to a large business and was at the cutting edge of the technological revolution that we've seen over the last 20 years that has changed everything," the president said.

Case joins GE's CEO Jeffery Immelt and Intel's CEO Paul Ottelini on the panel which was created in January shortly after the State of the Union address. According to the White House, the group's mission is to find ways to invest in Americans businesses to promote hiring, to train works to compete globally, and to attract the best businesses to the United States. 

The AOL co-founder is also chair of President Obama's "Startup America" initiative which promotes entrepreneurship. That group was also announced after the State of the Union.

Topics: Economy • President Obama • The News

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