President Barack Obama will deliver remarks Tuesday before some of the most powerful CEOs in the U.S.
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said that the president will address the annual meeting in Washington next Tuesday of the Business Council, a group of public-minded chief executive officers.
"The president will discuss his efforts to spur job creation and rebuild our economy for years to come," Gibbs said in a statement. "He will also address the important role the business community plays in the fight to get the American people back to work."
Obama's speech comes against the backdrop of his push for lawmakers to approve financial regulatory reform legislation.
Among the group's top members include major financial players, according to a list of its 2009-10 leadership. JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon serves as a vice chairman, while health insurance executives Ronald Williams of Aetna and Angela Braly of WellPoint serve as members.
It's not clear whether or not the leadership information was up to date; the council's website lists now-resigned General Motors CEO Richard Wagoner as a vice chairman.
In addition to Obama, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner will address the group on Tuesday, while Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Peter Orszag will deliver remarks on Wednesday.