Feb 6 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama plans on Friday at 11:15 a.m. EST (1615 GMT) to introduce a panel of economists, business leaders, academics and labor leaders who will help shape his response to the worst economic crisis in decades.
Obama announced in November he was creating the Economic Recovery Advisory Board, which is modeled on an existing board that advises the White House on intelligence matters.
The economic panel will be chaired by former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker. Austan Goolsbee, a longtime Obama adviser, is the board’s staff director and chief economist. Goolsbee is also a member of the White House Council of Economic Advisers.
Following are the names of the other 15 people who will serve on the board:
* William Donaldson, former chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission who served in that role in the Bush administration from 2003 to 2005
* Roger Ferguson, Jr., president and chief executive of TIAA-CREF and a former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors
* Robert Wolf, chairman and chief executive of UBS Group Americas UBS.N
* David Swensen, chief investment officer at Yale University
* Mark Gallogly, founder and managing partner of the private equity firm Centerbridge Partners L.P.
* Penny Pritzker, chairman and founder of Pritzker Realty Group. Pritzker was the national finance chairwoman of Obama’s presidential campaign
* John Doerr, a partner at venture-capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers
* Jim Owens, chairman and chief executive of Caterpillar Inc CAT.N.
* Monica Lozano, publisher and chief executive of the Spanish-language newspaper La Opinion
* Charles Phillips, president of Oracle Corp ORCL.O
* Anna Burger, secretary-treasurer of the Service Employees International Union
* Richard Trumka, secretary-treasurer of the AFL-CIO labor organization
* Laura D’Andrea Tyson, dean of the Haas School of Business at University of California, Berkeley. Tyson was a White House economic adviser to former President Bill Clinton and advised Obama during his presidential campaign
* Martin Feldstein, a Harvard University economics professor and former top economic adviser to President Ronald Reagan.
* Jeffrey Immelt, chief executive of General Electric GE.N (Reporting by Caren Bohan; Editing by Peter Cooney)
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