Comcast, DuPont CEOs named to Obama competitiveness panel

Comcast Corp. CEO Brian L. Roberts and DuPont Co. CEO Ellen Kullman were added Wednesday to a business/labor group that the White House wants to focus on American jobs and competitivness.

Called the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, the panel emerged out of ideas President Obama discussed in his State of the Union speech last month.

The White House released a list of 22 men and women from industry and labor to serve on the council, which is being chairman by General Electric Co. CEO Jeffrey Immelt.

Roberts, who runs Comcast in Center City, and Kullman, who leads DuPont in Wilmington, are the only members who call the Philadelphia region home.

Another member with deep roots to Pennsylvania is Richard L. Trumka, currently president of the AFL-CIO after a long tenure as head of the United Mine Workers of America.