Apple CEO and AU grad Tim Cook to be First Lady's guest at tonight's State of the Union Address | Events
Apple CEO and Auburn Alum Tim Cook will be on of several guests seated in the box with the First Lady and Dr. Biden at tonight's State of the Union Address.
Before being named CEO in August 2011, Tim was Apple's Chief Operating Officer and was responsible for all of the company’s worldwide sales and operations, including end-to-end management of Apple’s supply chain, sales activities, and service and support in all markets and countries. He also headed Apple’s Macintosh division and played a key role in the continued development of strategic reseller and supplier relationships, ensuring flexibility in response to an increasingly demanding marketplace.
Prior to joining Apple, Tim was vice president of Corporate Materials for Compaq and was responsible for procuring and managing all of Compaq’s product inventory. Previous to his work at Compaq, Tim was the chief operating officer of the Reseller Division at Intelligent Electronics. Tim also spent 12 years with IBM, most recently as director of North American Fulfillment where he led manufacturing and distribution functions for IBM’s Personal Computer Company in North and Latin America.
Tim earned an M.B.A. from Duke University, where he was a Fuqua Scholar, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Auburn University.
The following individuals will also be seated with the First Lady and Dr. Biden tonight:
- Sergeant Sheena Adams (Vista, CA) - Team Advisor & Lead Instructor, Female Engagement Team
- Alan Aleman (Las Vegas, NV) - DREAM Student
- Jack Andraka (Crownsville, MD) - Winner of the 2012 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair
- Susan Bumgarner (Norman, OK) - Early Childhood Educator
- Deb Carey (New Glarus, WI) - Small Business Owner, New Glarus Brewing Company
- Sergeant Carlos Evans, USMC (Cameron, NC) - Wounded Warrior
- Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton and Nathaniel A. Pendleton Sr. (Chicago, IL) – Parents of slain honor student Hadiya Pendleton
- Menchu de Luna Sanchez (Secaucus, NJ) - Registered Nurse, NYU Langone Medical Center
- Bobak Ferdowsi (Pasadena, CA) - Flight Director, Mars Curiosity Rover
- Bradley Henning (Louisville, KY) - Machinist, Atlas Machine and Supply
- Tracey Hepner (Arlington, VA) - Co-Founder, Military Partners and Families Coalition
- Peter Hudson (Evergreen, CO)- Co-Founder and CEO, iTriage
- Governor John Kitzhaber (D-OR)
- Mayor Marie Lopez Rogers (Avondale, AZ) – First Latina Mayor of Avondale
- Amanda E. McMillan (Jackson, MS) - Pay Discrimination Victim
- Lee Maxwell (Wilton, IA) - Graduate, Kirkwood Community College Wind Technician Program
- Lieutenant Brian Murphy (Oak Creek, WI) – Police officer
- Lisa Richards (Arlington, VA) - #My2K Participant
- Kaitlin Roig (Greenwich, CT) - 1st Grade Teacher, Sandy Hook Elementary School
- Abby Schanfield (Minneapolis, MN) - ACA Beneficiary
- Haile Thomas (Tucson, AZ) - Let’s Move! Champion
- Desiline Victor (Miami, FL) – 102 year-old voter
Source: White House Press Office