05/19/2010 04:41 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Mexico State Dinner GUEST LIST: Whoopi Goldberg, Eva Longoria-Parker, Gayle King & More

The White House has released the list of tonight's state dinner attendees. Gayle King, Mayor Cory Booker, Whoopi Goldberg, Eva Longoria-Parker, George Lopez, Peter Orzsag and his fiancee Bianna Golodryga, and Michelle Obama's mother Marian Robinson are among the guests.

The following people will be sitting at President Obama's table:

First Lady Margarita Zavala
Mr. David Lizárraga
Mrs. Mary Kennedy
Ms. Maria Elena Durazo
Mr. Jason Seifer
Mrs. Landra Reid
Mr. Henry Tamarin
Ms. Maria Elena Salinas
Mr. Frederico Peña
First Lady Michelle Obama
His Excellency Felipe Calderon Hinojosa
Ms. Dolores Huerta
Justice Anthony Kennedy
Mrs. Priscilla Lizarraga
Senator Iris Martinez
Senator Harry Reid
Mrs. Nelia Peña
The Honorable John Pérez
Representative Nydia Velázquez

The White House also released a list of who will be attending the reception and performance after the state dinner. Scroll all the way down to see.

Read more performer and place setting details HERE and menu details HERE.

Visit the State Dinner Big News page


Office of the Press Secretary



May 19, 2010

Below is a list of expected attendees at tonight's State Dinner, followed by the list for the head table:

The President & First Lady Michelle Obama

His Excellency Felipe Calderón Hinojosa, President of Mexico and Mrs. Margarita Zavala

Mr. Michael Adler, Miami Beach, FL

Mrs. Judy Adler

Mr. Javier Alatorre, Mexico

Mr. Will Allen, Growing Power, Oak Creek, WI

Ms. Cynthia Allen

Ms. Adrienne Arsht, Washington, DC

The Honorable David Axelrod, White House Communications

Mrs. Susan Axelrod

The Honorable Xavier Becerra, House of Representatives

Dr. Carolina Reyes

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

Dr. Jill Biden

Mr. Dennis Blair, Director, Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Mrs. Diane Blair

The Honorable Antony Blinken, Deputy Assistant to the President and National Security Advisor, Office of the Vice President

The Honorable Cory Booker, Mayor of Newark, Newark, NJ

Ms. Gayle King, New York, NY

The Honorable John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Deputy National Security Advisor for Counterterrorism, Homeland Security Council

Mrs. Katherine Brennan

Mr. Lindsey Buss, President and CEO, Martha's Table, Washington, DC

Mrs. Betina Franceschini

Mr. Charles Cawley, Camden, ME

Mrs. Julie Cawley

Mr. Kenneth Chenault, Amex, New York, NY

Mrs. Kathryn Chenault

The Honorable Steven Chu, Secretary of the Department of Energy, Washington, DC

Mrs. Jean Chu

The Honorable Hillary R. Clinton, Secretary of State

Secretary Ernesto Cordero, Secretary of Finance and Public Credit

Mr. Shani Davis, Chicago, IL

Mr. Jae Su Chun

Mr. José Díaz-Balart, Telemundo, Hialeah, FL

Mrs. Brenda Díaz-Balart

The Honorable Chris Dodd, United States Senate

Mrs. Jackie Clegg Dodd

The Honorable Thomas Donilon, Assistant to the President, Deputy National Security Advisor, NSC

Ms. Cathy Russell, Chief of Staff to Dr. Jill Biden

Ms. María Elena Durazo, Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, Los Angeles, CA

Mr. Henry Tamarin, Chicago, IL

Mr. Don Edwards, Chicago, IL

Mrs. Anne Edwards

Mr. Carlos Elizondo Mayer-Serra, Mexico

The Honorable Rahm Emanuel, Chief of Staff to the President

Ms. Amy Rule

Mr. John B Emerson, Beverly Hills, CA

Ms. Kimberly K Marteau

Ambassador Patricia Espinosa Cantellano, Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Mexico

Ms. Giselle Fernandez, Los Angeles, CA

Ms. Karen Gordon

Mr. Jorge Fernández Menéndez, Mexico

Ms. Patricia Flores, Head of the Office of the President, Mexico

Mr. David Friedman, Longmont, CO

Ms. Shawna Friedman

The Honorable Mike Froman, Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economic Affairs, NSC

Ms. Nancy Goodman

The Honorable Robert Gates, Secretary of Defense, Washington, DC

Mrs. Becky Gates

The Honorable Timothy F. Geithner, Secretary of the Treasury, Washington, DC

Mrs. Carole Geithner

Mr. Leo Gerard, President, United Steel Workers, Washington, DC

Mr. Gerald Fernandez

Ms. Whoopi Goldberg, Whoop Productions, New York, NY

Mr. Thomas Leonardis

Ms. Maria María, Mary's Center, Washington, DC

Mr. Michael Rexrode

Secretary Fernando Gómez Mont, Mexican Interior Secretary

Mr. James Gorman, Morgan Stanley, New York, NY

Mrs. Penny Gorman

Mr. Joe Hansen, President, United Food and Commercial Workers Int'l, Washington, DC

Ms. Bonnie Lou Ladin

Ms. Jane Hartley, CEO, Observatory Group, New York, NY

Mr. Ralph Schlosstein, New York, NY

The Honorable Eric Holder, United States Attorney General, Department of Justice, Washington, DC

Dr. Sharon Malone, MD

The Honorable Steny Hoyer, United States Representative

Ms. Kathleen May

Ms. Dolores C Huerta, Delores Huerta Foundation, Bakersfield, CA

The Honorable Valerie Jarrett, Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor

Mr. James L Jones

Mrs. Diane Jones, McLean, VA

The Honorable Tim Kaine, Richmond, VA

Ms. Anne Holton

Justice Anthony Kennedy, Washington, DC

Mrs. Mary Kennedy

The Honorable Pat Kennedy, Under Secretary, Management, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC

Ms. Elizabeth Swope

The Honorable R. Gil Kerlikowske, Washington, DC

Ms. Anna Laszlo

The Honorable Ron Kirk, USTR, Washington, DC

Ms. Elizabeth A Kirk

The Honorable Raymond LaHood, Secretary of the Department of Transportation, Washington, DC

Mrs. Kathy LaHood

Mr. David C Lizárraga, Los Angeles, CA

Mrs. Yvonne Lizárraga

Ms. Eva Longoria-Parker, Los Angeles, CA

Mr. David Figueroa, Pasadena, CA

Mr. George Lopez, Los Angeles, CA

Mrs. Ann M Lopez, Toluca Lake, CA

Mr. Joaquín López Dóriga, Mexico

Ms. Monica Lozano, Publisher, La Opinion, Los Angeles, CA

Mr. David Ayon

The Honorable Capricia Marshall, Chief of Protocol, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC

The Honorable Iris Martinez, Hispanic Caucus Chair, Chicago, IL

Mr. Tony Martinez, Brownsville, TX

Mrs. Carla Martinez

Mr. Thomas F. McLarty, President, McLarty Associates, Washington, DC

Mr. Eliseo Medina, Oxnard, CA

Ms. Liza Medina

The Honorable Robert Menendez, United States Senate

Ms. Gwendolyn Beck

The Honorable Jim Messina, Office of Chief of Staff

Ms. Ana Elizabeth Himelic

Dr. Mario Molina, Department of Chemistry, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA

Ms. Guadalupe Limón

Mr. Brian Moynihan, Bank of America, Boston, MA

Ms. Susan Berry

Admiral Michael G Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Arlington, VA

Mrs. Deborah Mullen

The Honorable Cecilia Muñoz, Office of Intergovernmental Affairs

The Honorable Janet Napolitano, Secretary, Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC

Senator Carlos Navarrete, President of the Senate, Mexico

Mr. Kevin O'Reilly, Director for North America, National Security Staff, NSC

The Honorable Peter Orszag, Director, Office of Management & Budget

Ms. Bianna Golodryga

Mrs. Valerie Owens, Kennett Square, PA

Mr. Jack Owens

Congresswoman Beatriz Paredes, President of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), Mexico

The Honorable Carlos Pascual, Ambassador to Mexico

Ms. Gabriela Rojas Jimenez

The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, United States Representative and Speaker of the House

Mr. Paul Pelosi

The Honorable Federico Peña, Denver, CO

Ms. Neila J Peña

The Honorable John Pérez, Speaker of the House, State of California, Sacramento, CA

Mr. Jason Seifer

Mr. Victor Pérez, Hoy, Chicago, IL

Miss Agape Pappas

Congressman Francisco Ramírez Acuña, President of the House of Representatives, Mexico

Mr. Jorge Ramos, Univision, Miami, FL

The Honorable Harry Reid, United States Senate

Mrs. Landra Reid

Mr. Dan Restrepo, Senior Director for Western Hemisphere Affairs, NSA, Washington, DC

The Honorable Silvestre Reyes, United States Representative

Mrs. Carolina Reyes

The Honorable Susan Rice, United States Ambassador to the United Nations, New York, NY

Mr. Ian Cameron, New York, NY

The Honorable Bill Richardson, Governor of New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM

Ms. Vesta Richardson

Mrs. Marian Robinson

Mr. Reynaldo Robledo, CEO Robledo Vineyards Managment, LLC,, Mexico

Mr. Luis Rubio, Mexico

Mr. Jesse Ruiz, Dinker Biddle and Reath LLP, Chicago, IL

Mrs. Michele Ilene Ruiz

Secretary Gerardo Ruiz Mateos, Secretary of Economy

The Honorable Kenneth Salazar, Secretary of the Department of the Interior, Washington, DC

Mrs. María Elena Salinas, Univision, Miami, FL

Mr. Manuel Machado

Mr. Mark Sanchez, New York Jets, Florham Park, NJ

D'Brickashaw Ferguson

Mr. Arturo Sarukahn, Ambassador, Embassy of Mexico, Washington, DC

Mrs. Veronica Valencia-Sarukhan

Mr. Scott Schenkelberg, Executive Director, Miriam's Kitchen, Washington, DC

Mrs. Susan Gillespie

The Honorable Susan Sher, Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff to the First Lady

Mr. Carlos Slim, América Móvil, Inbursa, Grupo Carso, Mexico

The Honorable Hilda L. Solis, Secretary of Labor, Department of Labor, Washington, DC

Mr. Sam Sayyad, El Monte, CA

Mr. Andy Spahn, Los Angeles, CA

Jennifer L Perry

The Honorable Jim Steinberg, Deputy Secretary of State, Washington, D

Ms. Sherburne B. Abbott

Mr. Tom Strickland, Chief of Staff, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, DC

The Honorable (Dr.) Larry Summers, Director, National Economic Council

Ruth Summers

The Honorable Mona Sutphen, Office of Chief of Staff, West Wing, Washington, DC

Mr. Clyde Williams

Ms. Ana Claudia Talancón, Mexico

Mr. Dennis Toner, Wilmington, DE

Mrs. Ann Toner

Mr. Robert I Unanue, President, Goya Foods, Secaucus, NJ

Ms. Elizabeth Unanue

Mr. Guillermo Valdés, Director General of the Center for Investigation and National Security (CISEN), Mexico

The Honorable Arturo A. Valenzuela, Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC

Ms. Kathryne Mudge

Mr. Arturo Vargas, Executive Director, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials, Los Angeles, CA

Mrs. María Vargas

The Honorable Nydia Velázquez, United States Representative

Mr. Dennis Rivera

The Honorable Antonio Villaraigosa, Mayor, City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Ms. Prisila Rodriguez

Mrs. Alexa Wesner, Austin, TX

Mr. Blaine Wesner, Reston, VA

Mr. Frank White, Jr., Washington, DC

Ms. Sylvia Denise Davis

Mr. Wellington Wilson, Olympia Fields, IL

Mrs. Kaye Wilson

Mr. Robert Wolf, Purchase, NY

Mrs. Carol Wolf

Mr. Lorenzo Zambrano, CEO CEMEX, Mexico

Mr. John Zidich, Arizona Republic, Phoenix, AZ

Mrs. Pamela Zidich

Seating Chart for Head Table beginning with the President and moving to his right.

v The Honorable Barack Obama

v First Lady Margarita Zavala

v Mr. David Lizárraga

v Mrs. Mary Kennedy

v Ms. Maria Elena Durazo

v Mr. Jason Seifer

v Mrs. Landra Reid

v Mr. Henry Tamarin

v Ms. Maria Elena Salinas

v Mr. Frederico Peña

v First Lady Michelle Obama

v His Excellency Felipe Calderon Hinojosa

v Ms. Dolores Huerta

v Justice Anthony Kennedy

v Mrs. Priscilla Lizarraga

v Senator Iris Martinez

v Senator Harry Reid

v Mrs. Nelia Peña

v The Honorable John Pérez

v Representative Nydia Velázquez



Office of the Press Secretary



May 19, 2010

Below is a list of expected attendees who will join tonight's Reception and Performance following the State Dinner:

The President & First Lady Michelle Obama

His Excellency Felipe Calderón Hinojosa, President of Mexico and Mrs. Margarita Zavala

The Honorable Tom Atkin, Special Assistant to the President & Senior Director, NSC

Mr. Monte Briggs Hawkins

The Honorable Joe Baca, United States Representative

Mr. Robert C. Barber, Cambridge, MA

Mrs. Denise Bauer, Belvedere Tiburon, CA

Mr. Steve Bauer

The Honorable Robert Rand Beers, Under Secretary for National Protection Programs, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC

Mrs. Marian Beers

The Honorable Alan D. Bersin, Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for International Affairs

The Honorable Barbara Boxer, United States Senate

Mr. Michael Camuñez, Special Assistant to the President, Office of Presidential Personnel

Mr. Steven Means

Mr. Thomas Castro, BMP Radio, Houston, TX

Ms. Jacqueline Castro

The Honorable Gil Cedillo, California State Senate, Los Angeles, CA

Mr. Gilbert Martinez

The Honorable James E. Clyburn, United States Representative, Washington, DC

The Honorable Henry Cuellar, United States Representative

Amy Travieso

Mr. Jim Demers, Concord, NH

Mr. Carlos Elizondo, Washington, DC

Mr. Mark Dumas

The Honorable Eliot Engel, United States Representative

Mrs. Patricia Engel

The Honorable José W. Fernández, Assistant Secretary of State for Economic, Energy and Business Affairs, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC

Ms. Andrea Gabor

Ms. María Garza, President, Mexican American Council, Homestead, FL

Edward Garza

Mr. Stuart Grant, Greenville, DE

Mrs. Suzanne Grant

The Honorable Raúl Grijalva, United States Representative

Ms. Marisa H. Grijalva

The Honorable Gary Grindler, Acting Deputy Attorney General of the United States

Christine Grindler

Ms. Christy Haubegger, Creative Artists Agency, Los Angeles, CA

Mr. Steven Wolfe Pereira

The Honorable David Heyman, Assistant Secretary for Policy, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC

Ms. Victoria T White

The Honorable Rubén Hinojosa, United States Representative

Mrs. Martha Hinojosa

The Honorable Fred Hochberg, Export-Import Bank, Washington, DC

Dr. John P. Holdren, Washington, DC

Ms. Roberta Jacobson, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for North American Affairs

Mr. Jonathon Jacobson

The Honorable David Johnson, Assistant Secretary of State for INL

Ms. Scarlett Swan

Mr. Lon Johnson

Mr. Michael Kempner, East Rutherford, NJ

Mrs. Jacqueline Kempner

Mr. Steven Lerner, Chapel Hill, NC

Dr. Sharon Van Horn

The Honorable David Lipton, SAP and Senior Director for International Economics

Ms. Mary Galbraith

The Honorable Nita Lowey, United States Representative

Mr. Stephen Lowey

The Honorable Ben Ray Lujan, United States Representative

Ms. Deanna Archeleta

Ms. Maria Matos, Wilmington, DE

Ms. Sindy Ortiz

Mr. Gary Matthews, Chicago, IL

Mrs. Sandy Matthews

Mr. John F. McShane

Mrs. Kathleen C. McShane

The Honorable Daniel Meltzer, Deputy Assistant to the President and Principal Deputy Counsel to the President, White House Counsel

The Honorable Janet Murguía, President and CEO, National Council of La Raza, Washington, DC

Mauro Morales

The Honorable Grace Napolitano, United States Representative

Ms. Angela Salinas

Mr. Danny Ortega, Chair, National Council of La Raza Board, Phoenix, AZ

Mr. Raul Perea-Henze

Mr. Stephen B. Sobhani

Mr. Jon Ralston, Las Vegas Sun, Henderson, NV

Ms. Madeline Ralston

The Honorable Vivian Rapposelli, Secretary, Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families, Newark, DE

Stephen Rapposelli

The Honorable Nick Rasmussen, SAP and Senior Director for Counterterrorism

Mrs. Maria Rasmussen

Mr. Sean Regan, Director, NSSS Transborder Security Policy

Mrs. Eva N. Regan

Ms. Rosa Rosales, San Antonio, TX

Mr. Brent Ashley Wilkes, Executive Director, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), Washington, DC

The Honorable Lucille Roybal-Allard, United States Representative

Mr. Edward Allard

The Honorable Francisco Sánchez, Undersecretary of Commerce, Washington, DC

Ms. Mileydi Guilarte

The Honorable Linda Sánchez, United States Representative

Mr. James Sullivan, Guest of Then Honorable Linda Sanchez

The Honorable Loretta Sanchez

Ms. Esther L. Coopersmith

The Honorable Elizabeth Sears Smith, Office of Cabinet Affairs

Mr. Douglas Smith

Mr. Jeffrey Stirling

Mrs. Cynthia L. Stirling

The Honorable Paul Stockton, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Americas' Security Affairs

Mrs. Kristin Stockton

The Honorable Bruce Swartz, Department of Justice

Ms. Deborah Goodings

Ms. Grace Tsao-Wu, Chicago, IL

Ms. Laura Kofoid

Ms. Mimi Valdés Ryan, Co-Founder/Editor-in-Chief,, New York, NY

Mr. Florian Bachleda

Mr. Jorge Valencia, West Des Moines, IA

Ms. Ramona Rowbury-Valencia

Secretary Tom Vilsack, Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC

Mrs. Christie Vilsack