Top Connecticut business executive to join Michelle Obama at SOTU

A top Connecticut businesswoman—Norwalk’s Ursula Burns—will be among those sitting with First Lady Michelle Obama at the President’s State of the Union address Tuesday night.

Burns, who has served as the Xerox Corporation’s chief executive officer since 2009 and was appointed vice chair of the President’s Export Council last year, is one of 22 guests invited to sit with Mrs. Obama for tomorrow night’s remarks. She’ll join three combat veterans who’ve served Afghanistan or Iraq; the parents of Christina Taylor Green, who died in the Jan. 8 Arizona shooting rampage; and others chosen to highlight various themes anticipated in the president’s speech.

The White House announcement notes that Burns has worked with the Administration on its “Change the Equation” initiative, a business-led effort to get students more interested in science, technology and math.