The Full Guest List for Biden’s State Dinner With Australia


The White House invited more than 300 guests to the state dinner hosted by President Biden for Prime Minister Anthony Albanese of Australia on Wednesday night, including business leaders, musicians, athletes and prominent Australian Americans. Here is the full list of those invited as provided by the White House.



Joyce Aboussie and Greg Keller

Representative Pete Aguilar, Democrat of California, and Alisha Aguilar

Elizabeth Allen, under secretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs, and Edward Price, senior adviser to the secretary of state

Chris Ashton

Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III and Charlene Austin

Sharada Balachandran Orihuela and Dr. Kali D. Cyrus

Xavier Becerra, secretary of health and human services, and Carolina Reyes

Brendan Bechtel and Helen Bechtel

Anthony Bernal, assistant to the president and senior adviser to the first lady, and Marisa Bernal Cox

Jared Bernstein, chair of the Council of Economic Advisers, and Kay Arndorfer

John Berry and Curtis Yee

Naomi Biden and Peter Neal

Finnegan Biden

Maisy Biden

Maher Bitar, special assistant to the president and senior director for intelligence, and Astrid Dorelien

Bran Black

Jeffrey Bleich and Rebecca Bleich

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and Evan Ryan, assistant to the president and cabinet secretary

Francisco L. Borges and Luisa Borges

Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Sharene Brown

Dr. Alex Brown

Taryn Brumfitt and Zali Yager

Russell Budd and the Rev. Dorothy Budd

William J. Burns, C.I.A. director, and Lisa Carty, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Economic and Social Council

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Chasten Buttigieg

Professor Thomas Calma

Kurt Campbell, deputy assistant to the president and coordinator for the Indo-Pacific, National Security Council, and Lael Brainard, assistant to the president and director of the National Economic Council

Senator Benjamin L. Cardin, Democrat of Maryland, and Myrna Cardin

Laetitia Garriott de Cayeux and Kinga Garriott de Cayeux

Craig Chittick, first assistant secretary, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Melissa Chiu and Suzanne Hollman

Derek Chollet, counselor of the State Department, and Heather Hostetter

Representative Katherine M. Clark, Democrat of Massachusetts, and Nathaniel Dowell

Bruce Cohen and Gabe Catone

Katie Connolly, director of strategic communications and outreach, Office of the Prime Minister

Gov. Roy Cooper of North Carolina and Kristin Cooper

Dr. Lynn Cornelius and Dr. Joseph Cornelius

Representative Joe Courtney, Democrat of Connecticut and co-chairman of the Australia caucus, and Audrey Courtney

Prof. Glyn Davis, secretary, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Michael C. Donilon, assistant to the president and senior adviser to the president, and Patricia Donilon

Mark David Ein and Sally Ein

Jon Finer, assistant to the president and principal deputy national security adviser

Elizabeth Fitch, media director and principal press secretary, Office of the Prime Minister

Yance Ford and Amanda Lichtenberg

Chip Forrester and Elizabeth Haselkorn

Michael Fullilove

Juliet V. García

Timothy Gartrell, chief of staff, Office of the Prime Minister

Rory Gates and Don Harmon, the president of the Illinois State Senate

Craig Gering and Jane Gering

Rufus Gifford and Dr. Stephen DeVincent

Mark Gilbert and Nancy Gilbert

Shuwanza Goff, assistant to the president and the director of the Office of Legislative Affairs, and Jamie Fleet

Jeffrey Goldberg, editor in chief of The Atlantic, and Pamela Reeves

Philip Gordon, assistant to the president and national security adviser to the vice president, and Rachel Gordon

Fatima Goss Graves and Carol Ann Goss

Jon Gray and Mindy Gray

Gov. Josh Green of Hawaii and Jaime Green

Arthur J. Gregg and Alicia G. Collier

Deb Haaland, secretary of the interior, and Aleta Suazo

Vice President Kamala Harris and Doug Emhoff

Andrew Hauptman and Ellen Bronfman Hauptman

Jon Henes and Pamela Henes

Representative Jim Himes, Democrat of Connecticut, and Mary Himes

Barbara Humpton, chief executive of Siemens, and David Humpton

Shannon Hunt-Scott and Kevin Scott

Laleh Ispahani and Tapio Vaskio

Bonny Jacobs

Karine Jean-Pierre, White House press secretary

Bonnie Jenkins, under secretary of state for arms control and international security, and Matthew D. Steinhelfer, deputy assistant secretary of state for conflict and stabilization operations

Darius Jones and Tori Johnson-Jones

Joe Kahn and Shannon Wu

Senator Tim Kaine, Democrat of Virginia, and Anne Holton

Brad Karp and Roberta Karp

Jeffrey Katzenberg, co-founder of DreamWorks Animation, and Sujay Jaswa

Janet Keller and Katherine Schneider

Caroline Kennedy, U.S. ambassador to Australia, and Edwin Schlossberg

Mayor James F. Kenney of Philadelphia and Letitia Santarelli

James Keogh and Selen Us

John Kerry, U.S. special presidential envoy for climate, and Vanessa Kerry and Alexandra Kerry

Madeleine King, member of Australian Parliament, minister for resources and minister for Northern Australia

Kathy Klugman, principal adviser, international, Australian Office of the Prime Minister

Orin Kramer and Barbara Marcin

Daniel J. Kritenbrink, assistant secretary for East Asian and Pacific affairs, and Nami Kritenbrink

Ben LaBolt, assistant to the president and White House communications director

Amanda Lacaze

Sarah Ladislaw, special assistant to the president and senior director for climate, and Gregg L. Ladislaw

Kid Laroi and Sloane Howard

Jane Lauder and Kevin Warsh

Brenda Lauderback and Antonio D. Tillis

Marsha Laufer and Henry Laufer

James Lawrence and Mary Lawrence

Nancy LeaMond and Colin Finan

John Leguizamo, actor, and Justine Leguizamo

Mayor Daniella Levine-Cava of Miami-Dade County and Dr. Robert Cava

Jeremy Liew and Ellie Liew

Lori Lodes and Austin Evers

Christopher Lowe and Bonnie Datt

Eugene A. Ludwig and Dr. Carol L. Ludwig

Imam Mohamed Magid and Amaarah DeCuir

Sue Mandel and Steve Mandel

Gerard Martin, head of commonwealth protocol, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Brett Mason, head of the press office, office of the Australian prime minister

Alejandro N. Mayorkas, secretary of homeland security, and Tanya Mayorkas

Representative Michael McCaul, Republican of Texas, and Mrs. Linda McCaul

Ryan McInerney, chief executive at Visa, and Angela McInerney

Andrew McKellar

Paul McKenzie

Representative Gregory W. Meeks, Democrat of New York, and Simone-Marie Meeks

Prue Mercer, senior adviser, office of the Australian prime minister

Andrea Mitchell, NBC News anchor, and Chloe Arensberg

Paul Myler, deputy chief of mission, Embassy of Australia

Sam Nester and Maya Popa

Anne Neuberger, deputy national security adviser for cyber and emerging technology, and Yehuda Neuberger

James Newton, speechwriter, office of the Australian prime minister

Victoria Nuland, acting deputy secretary of state, and Robert Kagan

Dr. Kevin C. O’Connor, physician to the president, and Christine F. O’Connor

Jen O’Malley Dillon, assistant to the president and White House deputy chief of staff, and Patrick Dillon

Michele O’Neil

Valerie Biden Owens and Jack Owens

Missy Owens and Cuffe Owens

Thomas Perez, assistant to the president and director of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, and Ann Staudenmaier

Itzhak Perlman and Toby Perlman

Marc Perrone and Lori Werner

Kate Pierson of the B-52s and Monica Coleman

Ruth Porat and Anthony Paduano

Natalie Quillian, assistant to the president and deputy chief of staff, and Ryan Quillian

Bryan Rafanelli and Mark Walsh

Gina M. Raimondo, secretary of commerce, and Tommy Moffit

Mira Rapp-Hooper, special assistant to the president and senior director for East Asia and Oceania, National Security Council, and Matthew Brest

Ely Ratner and Jennifer Ratner

Bruce Reed, assistant to the president and White House deputy chief of staff, and Bonnie LePard

Senator Jack Reed, Democrat of Rhode Island, and Helen Reed

Blake Resnick and Katie Resnick

Steve Ricchetti, assistant to the president and counselor to the president, and Amy Ricchetti

Gregory Riggs and Kaye Riggs

Senator Jim Risch, Republican of Idaho, and Vicki Risch

Charles Rivkin and Susan Tolson

Stephanie Robinson and Mark Robinson

Ethan Rosenzweig, acting chief of protocol of the United States

Kevin Rudd, Australian ambassador to the United States, and Thérèse Rein

Emmy Ruiz, assistant to the president and director of political strategy and outreach and Stephanie Grabow

Lee Saunders and Lynne Saunders

Frederick Schneider III of the B-52s and Kevin P. Miller

Martin Schroeter and Susan Schroeter

Senator Chuck Schumer, Democrat of New York and majority leader, and Michael Shapiro

Liz Sherwood-Randall, assistant to the president and homeland security adviser and deputy national security adviser, and Dr. Jeffrey Randall

Brian Sikes and Dana Sikes

Representative Adam Smith, Democrat of Washington, and Sara Smith

Alan Solomont, former U.S. ambassador to Spain, and Susan Solomont

John Stankey and Shari Stankey

Laura Strayer

Julie Su, acting secretary of labor

Jake Sullivan, national security adviser, and Margaret Goodlander

S. Donald Sussman and Michelle Howland

Katherine C. Tai, U.S. trade representative, and Robert Skidmore

Andrew Thomas and Shannon Walker

Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, and Lafayette M. Greenfield II

Senator John Thune, Republican of South Dakota, and Kimberley Thune

Andrew Tobias and Rob Frier

Annie Tomasini, assistant to the president and senior adviser to the president and director of Oval Office operations, and Margaret Tomasini

Sam Trobe, director of policy for the prime minister of Australia

D. James Umpleby III, chief executive of Caterpillar, and Katherine Umpleby

Lynn Valbuena, chairwoman of the San Manuel, Calif., Band of Mission Indians, and Steve Valbuena

Dr. Rosita Van Coevorden and Isabelle Van Coevorden

Mark Vassella

Richard Verma, deputy secretary of state for management and resources, and Melineh Verma

Peter V’landys

Shemara Wikramanayake and Ben Way

Innes Willox

Cindy Wilson of the B-52s and Keith Bennett

Justin Wolfers and Betsey Stevenson

Senator Ron Wyden, Democrat of Oregon, and Nancy Wyden

Janet L. Yellen, secretary of the Treasury, and George Akerlof

Ali Zaidi, assistant to the president and national climate adviser, Candace Fatima Vahlsing

Jeffrey Zients, assistant to the president and White House chief of staff, and Mary Zients


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