AM 890 and kbbi.org: Serving the Kenai Peninsula
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
NPR News

Here are the CEOs who were briefed by the White House on the war in Ukraine

President Joe Biden speaks at Business Roundtable's CEO Quarterly Meeting on Monday, March 21, 2022, in Washington.
Patrick Semansky
/
AP
President Joe Biden speaks at Business Roundtable's CEO Quarterly Meeting on Monday, March 21, 2022, in Washington.

President Biden met with a small group of CEOs from some of the biggest U.S. energy, food and manufacturing companies at the White House on Monday to talk about Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

The CEOs were in Washington for a meeting of the Business Roundtable. They were briefed on Russia's war in Ukraine by national security adviser Jake Sullivan, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, top economic adviser Brian Deese and senior adviser Cedric Richmond.

They also discussed the need to "mitigate price increases on American consumers" caused by the war and the need to address disruptions to energy and agricultural markets, the White House said in a statement.

The list of CEOs, obtained by NPR's Asma Khalid, included:

  • Oil: Marathon Petroleum's Michael Hennigan, ConocoPhillips' Ryan Lance and Exxon Mobil's Darren Woods
  • Renewable energy: Pattern Energy's Michael Garland and Invenergy's Michael Polsky
  • Agriculture: Cargill's David MacLennan and Land O'Lakes' Beth Ford
  • Banking: JPMorgan Chase's Jamie Dimon, Bank of America's Brian Moynihan and Visa Inc.'s Alfred Kelly
  • Manufacturing: General Motors' Mary Barra, Dow's Jim Fitterling, Cummins' Tom Linebarger, Johnson Controls' George Oliver and U.S. Steel's David Burritt
  • Shipping: FedEx's Fred Smith
  • Biden later met with a larger group of CEOs from the Business Roundtable and warned them about the risk of Russian cyberattacks, urging them to make sure their sectors have stepped up protections.

    Copyright 2022 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

    Corrected: March 20, 2022 at 8:00 PM AKDT
    An earlier version of this story misspelled the name of the company Cummins as Cummings.