A secret memorandum and invitation to an under-the-radar meeting of conservative minds has been leaked to the liberal blog ThinkProgress, and the list has been reprinted by Raw Story below, in an effort to highlight and focus on the names of the participants in the meeting. The meeting was organized by Charles Koch, Chairman of Koch Industries (whose secretive 'war' against Obama's agenda was recently documented by Jane Mayer in The New Yorker).


A review of the list shows that some of the CEOs and owners of massive multinational corporations are behind efforts to plot against the progressive agenda. Among them include the owners of the Bechtel Group, the largest engineering company in the United States; the CEO of Fluor Corporation, a multinational involved in pipeline construction and oil refinery production; the Vice Chairman of Cintas Corp; the former CEO of Circuit City; the CEO of Service Group of America; the founder of the Blackstone Group; the owner of The Examiner newspapers; and the former CEO Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, among others. Also in attendance was Fox News host Glenn Beck.

ThinkProgress' Lee Fang notes: "While the Koch brothers — each worth over $21.5 billion — have certainly underwritten much of the right, their hidden coordination with other big business money has gone largely unnoticed. ThinkProgress has obtained a memo outlining the details of the last Koch gathering held in June of this year. The memo, along with an attendee list of about 210 people, shows the titans of industry — from health insurance companies, oil executives, Wall Street investors, and real estate tycoons — working together with conservative journalists and Republican operatives to plan the 2010 election, as well as ongoing conservative efforts through 2012. According to the memo, David Chavern, the number two at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Fox News hate-talker Glenn Beck also met with these representatives of the corporate elite. In an election season with the most undisclosed secret corporate giving since the Watergate-era, the memo sheds light on the symbiotic relationship between extremely profitable, multi-billion dollar corporations and much of the conservative infrastructure. The memo describes the prospective corporate donors as “investors,” and it makes clear that many of the Republican operatives managing shadowy, undisclosed fronts running attack ads against Democrats were involved in the Koch’s election-planning event." Fang's expose is well-documented and well-linked and is a very worthy read. Raw Story has reprinted the list of attendees to Koch's event below in an effort to broaden knowledge about those involved in the Koch's anti-progressive efforts.

Name(s)IndustryNotes
Jack and Rose Marie AndersonFinanceCulver Corp, Rose Marie and Jack R. Anderson Foundation- Financial Advisor
Neil Anderson and Amy Fisher-Smith Runs Rose Marie and Jack R. Anderson Foundation
Phil and Nancy AnschutzInvestmentIndustrialist, Owner, Weekly Standard, Examiner newspapers
Cliff AsnessInvestmentAQR Capital Management
Nate and Lynda BachmanFinanceThe Bachman Group-Financial Advisor
Whitney BallThink TankOwner of a firm that helps corporations give anonymous gifts to front groups
Michael BaroneMediaFox News
Frank and Kathy BaxterBankingAmbassador Frank E. Baxter is Chairman Emeritus of Jefferies and Company, Inc., a global investment bank focusing on mid-cap companies.
Steve and Betty BechtelEngineeringOwns the Bechtel Group (Corporation), Largest engineering company in United States
Glenn BeckMediaFox News
Bernard and Margaret BlasingameManufacturing President and owner of Aqua Dynamics Systems, Inc
Alan and Lisa BoeckmannOilCEO Fluor Corporation
Boysie BollingerShipping/CommerceChairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Bollinger Shipyards
Patrick and Paula BroeReal EstateFounder and CEO of Denver-based real estate asset management firm, The Broe Group
Arthur BrooksThink TankPresident, American Enterprise Institute
David and Ann BrownThink TankHeritage Foundation
John Bryan  
Bob and Martha BufordOilC. Robert Buford has been President and owner of Zenith Drilling Corporation
Tim Busch  
Shelby and Nell BushEnergyVice President, Legal and Administration – Hillwood Energy
Tim CarneyMediaPolitical Columnist, Washington Examiner
Charlies and Marla Chandler  
David ChavernLobbyistExecutive Vice President and COO at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
John ChildsInsuranceChairman and CEO of J.W. Childs and Associates
Paul and Lea Clifton Runs Robert and Marie Hansen Family Foundation
Susie CoelhoeMediafounder and CEO of Susie Coelho Enterprises Inc.
Bill Cooper and Kristin TollefsonFinance/BankingCEO of TCF Financial
Dino and Joan Cortopassi  
Joe CraftCoalJoseph W. Craft III is president, chief executive officer and director of Alliance Resource Partners LP
Alex CranbergEnergyAspect Holdings, LLC – Chairman
Jeff CrankAmericans For Prosperity / Radio PunditAFP State Director
Karl CrowPolicy AnalystCapital Research Center
Eric Crown and Isabella KingTechnology SalesSell Technology Equipment
Kevin CrutchfieldCoalKevin S. Crutchfield serves as Chief Executive Officer of Alpha Coal Sales Co., LLC.
Ravenell and Beth Curry  
Jim and Shirley DannenbaumEngineeringMr. Dannenbaum, Chairman of Dannenbaum Engineering Corporation
Veronique de RugyThink TankSenior research fellow at the Mercatus Center
Rich and Helen DeVosBusinessFounder and CEO of Amway
Annie Dickerson BusinessCBRE analyst
Ned and Nancy Diefenthal  
Jim and Dorothy PattersonOilGulf Stream Petroleum
Dan and Kellie PetersNon-for ProfitDaniel S. Peters is president of the Ruth and Lovett Peters Foundation in Cincinnati, Ohio
Tom PetrieBankingCo-founder of BofA Merrill Lynch Petrie Divestiture Advisors
Dixon and Carol DollTechnologyCo-Founder and General Partner of DCM
Karl and Stevie EllerAdvertising 
Ron and Kris EricksonRetailRonald A. Erickson is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Holiday Companies
Melvyn and Suellen EstrinNatural GasDirector of WGL Holdings INC
Dick Farmer  
Peter FarrellBiomedFounder of Resmed
Jim and Zibbie FerrellFuel OilFerrellgas Partners, L.P. engages in the distribution and sale of propane and related equipment primarily in the United States.
Dave FettigNatural GasTank Craft, Duracraft Fuel energy
Bob FettigNatural GasTank Craft, Duracraft Fuel energy
Steve FettigNatural GasTank Craft, Duracraft Fuel energy
Jerry and Nanette FingerBankingManaging Partner, Finger Interests LTD
Richard FinkKoch IndustriesDirector of Georgia-Pacific, EVP of Koch Industries
Budd and Lauri FlorkiewiczManufacturingFoam Fabricators
Charlie and Kaye Lynn FoteFinanceFounder and Chief Executive Officer, Fotec Group LLC
Randy and Jean FoutchOilChairman and Chief Executive Officer, Laredo Petroleum, Inc.
Foster FriessInvestmentMr. Foster Stephen Friess is the Founder and Chairman of Friess Associates, LLC
Steve and Polly Friess 
Jerry and Leah FullinwiderEnergy/PetroleumVice Chairman, Hillwood International Energy, L.P.
Richard and Leslie GilliamCoalRichard Gilliam has been President of Cumberland Resources Corporation since 1993.
Susan GoreThink TankFounder, Wyoming Liberty Group
Oliver and Carolyn Grace Jr.Med and TelecomPresident and chief executive officer of Anderson Group, Inc.,
Judson and Joyce GreenEnergy and MedMr. Judson C. Green is the President and Chief Executive Officer of NAVTEQ Corp.
Ken and Anne GriffinInvestment BankingFounder and CEO of Citadel Investment Group
Gretchen Hamel  
Fred and Jane HamiltonOilMr. Frederic C. Hamilton served as the President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of BHP Petroleum, Hamilton Oil Company and various Hamilton Oil Corporation subsidiaries and affiliates
Bob and Mary Sue HawkCommunicationsPresident of Hawk Communications
Dick and Ethie HaworthRetailHead of Haworth Furniture, Multi-national corporation, 3rd largest corporate furniture company in US
Robin and Barbara HayesGovernmentFormer NC Congressman
Dan and Carolyn HeardManufacturingExecutive Officer of John H. Carter Co.,
Diane HendricksManufacturingHusband of Ken Hendricks
Steve and Regina HennessyAuto SalesAuto Sales
James and Heather HigginsThink TankIndependent Women’s Forum
Paul HillOilPaul J. Hill serves as the Chief Executive Officer and has been President of Harvard Developments Inc. since 1978. Mr. Hill serves as the Chief Executive Officer and President of The Hill Companies.
John and Joan HotchkisEducationBoard of Directors for Teach for America UC Berkley
Allan and Kathy HubbardChemicals and ManufacturingFounder and Chief Executive Officer, E & A Industries, Inc.
Stan and Karen HubbardCommunicationsExecutive Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc.
Ethelmae HumphreysThink TankCato Institute
Manley and Mary JohnsonPolitical Consultant 
Merritt Johnson  
Gerry and Priscilla O’ShaughnessyOilGerald Eugene O’Shaughnessy Co-founded Geopark Holding Limited in 2002.
Michael O’ShaunessyTechnologyPetters Consumer Brands, LLC develops consumer electronics and appliances.
Tim O’ShaughnessyMediaHungry Machine, Inc., doing business as LivingSocial.com, is a social discovery and cataloging network.
Marshall Johnson  
Kyle and Kirsten Johnstone  
Mike and Beth KasserReal EstatePresident, Holualoa Inc
Ken and Randy KendrickEducation/TechnologyChairman, Datatel
Phil and Joanna KerpenAdvocacy Group/Think TankVP of Policy, Americans for Prosperity
Gerry and Kathryn KingenRestauranteurRed Robin, Happy Guests Int’ll
Scott KirkpatrickInvestorTeton Capital
Charles and Liz KochKoch Industries 
Chase and Annie KochKoch Industries 
David and Julia KochKoch Industries 
Elizabeth KochKoch Industries 
Bob and Cindy KochKoch Industries 
Bob KohlheppManufacturing/ServicesVice Chairman, Cintas Corp.
Dennis KuesterBankingRetired CEO of M&I Bank
Andrew KupersmithConsultantMD, Cardiology Consultants
Andre LacyInvestmentChairman, Lacy Diversified Industries
Ken and Elaine LangoneRetailInvemed, Home Depot
Jay and Sally LapeyreServicesLaitram Corp
Ken and Frayda LevyInvestmentJLM Investment Mgmt
Tom LoveRetailCEO, President, Love’s Country Stores
Bob LuddyManufacturingPresident, Captive Aire Systems
Fred and Marlene MalekInvestment ManagementThayer Capital Partners
Elaine Marshall Homemaker
Pierce MarshallAdministrative ManagementMAROPCO
Preston Marshall  
Bill MayerHealth CareMD, Mayer & Cope Family Practice
Glen and Diane MeakemBusiness SolutionsCEO, Freemarkets Inc.
Ed MeeseThink TankHeritage Foundation
Lew and Suzy MeibergenGoods/ServicesPresident, Johnston Enterprises/WG Johnston Grain Co
Don and Deede MeyersAttorneySelf Employed
Jerry and Caroline MilbankInvestment ManagementCEO/Principal, Milbank Winthrop & Co.
Jack and Goldie MillerRetailCEO/President, Quill Corp.
Mark MixAdvocacy GroupPresident, National Right to Work Committee
Joe and Mary MoellerKoch IndustriesVice Chairman
Steve MooreMediamember of the Wall Street Journal editorial board
David MurfinEnergyPresident, Murfin Drilling Co.
Walter and Suzette Negley  
Mina Nguyen  
Larry and Polly NicholsEnergyExecutive Chairman, Devon Energy Corp
Sean NobleFront GroupAmericans for Prosperity
Tim and Teresa OelkeAdvocacy Group/ConstructionTeresa – State Director of Americans for Prosperity, Tim – Crossland Construction Corp
Eric O’KeefeFront GroupSam Adams Alliance
Kurt and Nancy PfotenhauerMediaPresident of MediaSpeak Strategies/former political commentator on Fox News, CNN and MSNBC and former Senior Policy Advisor and National Spokesperson with the 2008 John McCain presidential campaign
Tim PhillipsAdvocacy Grouppresident, Americans for Prosperity
Ramesh PonnuruMediaNational Review magazine
Art and Kathy PopeGoods/ServicesSenior Exec, Variety Wholesaler
Russ RobertsAttorneyRoberts, Ashby & Parrish
Corbin and Barbara RobertsonEnergyPresident, Quintana Minerals Corp
Richard Roder and Karin Hsu Construction ManagementCEO, Cmt-Construction Management
Gary and Kathleen RogersGoodsFormer CEO, Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream
Durk RorieManufacturingUnited Air Specialists
Chris RuferGoods/ManufacturingMorningstar Company
Peter Schiff and Martha O’Brien InvestorSchiff: Euro Pacific Capital Inc.,
Steve and Christine SchwarzmanFinancial ServicesCEO/founder, Blackstone Group
Rick and Sherry SharpRetailFormer CEO, Circuit City
Mike and Lin SimmondsServicesCEO, Simmonds Restaurant Mgmt
Peter SmithServicesCEO, Service Group of America
Dick StrongInvestment ServicesStrong/Corneliuson Capital Mgmt
Michael SullivanInvestment ServicesCR Intrinsic Investors
Ray and Ladeline ThompsonManufacturingPresident/CEO, Semitool
Lynn TiltonInvestment ManagementCEO, Patriarch Partners LLC
Dave and Melanie TrueOilPartner
Steve TwistConsultantRose & Allyn PR Consultants
Jim and Gayla Von EhrResearch/DevelopmentCEO, Zyvex Corp
Rick and Debra WallerManufacturingOwner, Rollmeister Inc
Peter WallisonThink TankFellow, American Enterprise Institute
Bill and Sarah WaltonReal Estate Allied Capital Corp
Lew and Myra WardOilWard Petroleum Corporation owns and operates wells. It engages in oil and gas exploration and production. The company was founded in 1963 and is based in Enid, Oklahoma.
Dick WeekleyReal Estate Weekley Properties
Fred and Susie WehbaReal Estate Bentley Forbes Real Estate
Nestor Weigand and Darcy BuehlerReal Estate JP Weigand & Sons Real Estate
Dick and Mary Beth Weiss Life InsuranceWells Fargo, Hawthorne Rances
Howard and Rhonda Wilkins InsuranceDiversified Insurance
Don and Sue Wills Oil 
Larry and Lorraine Winnerman Real EstateWin Win Enterprises
Joe Woodford  
Earl WrightFinanceAMG Natinal Trust
Karen Wright and Tom RastinEnergy/ManufacturingTom Rastin, vice president of marketing and engineering, Ariel Corp – Karen Wright, Ariel CEO
Cliff and Susan YonceInvestment BankingGoldman Sachs
Fred and Sandra YoungServicesDiversified Search, LLC provides senior-level executive and corporate board search services in the United States and internationally. It provides recruitment services for various organizations in consumer and industrial, education, not-for-profit, arts and culture, financial and professional services, business, healthcare and human services, life sciences, media and entertainment, sports and leisure, energy and utilities, private equity, retail, and technology and communications industries.