President ObamaPresident Barack Obama is meeting with 20 top CEOs today as he seeks to improve relations with the business community.

The invitation list largely shuns Wall Street in favor of high-flying tech companies. Eric Schmidt of Google (GOOG) will be there, as will Paul Otellini of Intel (INTC), according to CNN.

Obama will discuss issues including tax reform, the deficit and clean energy with the group, which also includes Kenneth Chenault of American Express (AXP) and Jeffrey Immelt of General Electric (GE).

The business community has been intensely critical of Obama, saying that his policies on the Bush tax-cuts and health care have stifled investment and slowed the economic recovery.

This meeting may be an attempt to extend a welcome to the business community and deflect charges of an anti-business bias

"It's a great step he's taking, meeting with CEOs," General Electric's Immelt said, according to Bloomberg News.

Here's the full guest list:

Eric Schmidt, Google (GOOG)
Paul Otellini; Intel (INTC)
Brian Roberts; Comcast Corp. (CMCSA)
Indra Nooyi; PepsiCo (PEP)
Andrew Liveris, Dow Chemical (DOW)
John Chambers; Cisco Systems (CSCO)
Jeffrey Immelt, General Electric (GE)
Kenneth Chenault; American Express (AXP)
Greg Brown; Motorola Inc. (MOT)
James E. Rogers; Duke Energy (DUK)
John Lechleiter; Eli Lilly & Co. (LLY)
Lew Hay; Nextera Energy Inc (NEE)
Ellen Kullman ; DuPont Co. (DD)
Robert Wolf; UBS AG (UBS)
Scott Davis; United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS)
James McNerney; Boeing Co. (BA)
David Cote; Honeywell International Inc (HON)
Penny Pritzker; Pritzker Realty Group
Mark Gallogly; Centerbridge Partners LP,
John Doerr; Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

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Robert Leonetti

After two years of thinking that he had all the answers, he is finally going to talk to people that really do have the answers. Prez ---- you have recked our great country. I just hope it's not too late to fix it. No matter --- it will never be the same again.

December 15 2010 at 11:56 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
mjo12345

All Obama fans and campaign contributors. Not a single CEO with backbone in the group. Penny Pritzker was on his election committee.

December 15 2010 at 10:48 AM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
wahoofishing2

I wonder if they are bringing strippers while they are playing poker?

December 15 2010 at 10:40 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
Rick West

The CEO of UBS AG, the Swiss bank that intentionally and proactively allowed concealment of 1000's of secret US account holders to evade taxes, is invited to advise our president on how best to jump-start the economy. Next Obama will probably be consulting Goldman Sachs on packaging mortgage derivatives for investment by Social Security. I love my country, but don't trust the government.

December 15 2010 at 10:13 AM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
David

He is doing this now! He should have done this the first day in office. Do us a favor Obama and resign.

December 15 2010 at 9:07 AM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
bhawkes328

POOR OBAMA. A STANDING MONUMENT TO THE PETER PRINCIPAL

December 15 2010 at 9:05 AM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
bhawkes328

POOR OBAMA.. A STANDING MONUMENT TO THE PETER PRINCIPAL

December 15 2010 at 9:03 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
ebo1d

TODAY IS WHEN THE CROOKS ALL MEET TO LAUGH AT THE AMERICAN TAXPAYER//WHAT WILL IT COST THE TAXPAYER TODAY? MARK IT DOWN THE REPUBLICANS SOLD US OUT WITH THE OBAMA AGREEMENT ON TAX, IN IT IS THE DREAM ACT AGREEMENT, THE IMMIGRATION AMNESTY, THE DON'T ASK DON'T TELL,THE TREATY WITH RUSSIA, ALL DECIDED IN THE BACKROOMS, THE NEWLY ELECTED CONGRESS WILL HAVE NOTHING TO DO//ANYONE WHO VOTES FOR ANY ONE HOLDING OFFICE NOW IN THE FUTURE WILL BE VOTING AGAIN FOR THE SLAVERY OF THE AMERICAN TAXPAYER///NUFF SAID

December 15 2010 at 8:46 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
pippo21

The best action to be taken by Obama regarding business is to tender his resignation before he completely ruins the country with his socialistic and anti-capitalism.

December 15 2010 at 8:14 AM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply