First Lady Michelle Obama has now added Apple CEO Tim Cook to the short list of people invited to sit with her to watch her husband deliver this year’s State of the Union address, according to The Verge.
Cook will join several other people invited by Mrs. Obama: Medal of Honor recipient-to-be (former) Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha, the mother of Hadiya Pendleton—the 15-year-old girl who sang at President Obama’s inauguration and was then shot and killed later in Chicago—and Bobak Ferdowsi, a member of NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover team.
This isn’t the first time Apple has had a representative at the State of the Union address.
Obama, a long-time supporter of the development of the United States’ technology sector, has highlighted Apple as an example of success before. Last year he invited Steve Jobs’ widow, Laurene Powell Jobs and even mentioned the late Apple co-founder and CEO in his 2012 State of the Union address.
The 2013 State of the Union address will take place Feb. 12 at 9 p.m. EST.