MHI Announces U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson for Keynote Speaker April 25 in Las Vegas
Secretary Ben Carson of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has been confirmed as the keynote speaker for the upcoming 2018 MHI Congress & Expo.
Secretary Carson will speak at the Opening General Session of the MHI Congress & Expo at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas on Wednesday, April 25 at 9 a.m.
The Congress & Expo for Manufactured and Modular Housing is the national trade show for industry professionals to obtain the knowledge and resources necessary to excel in today’s housing marketplace.
In addition to being on hand for Carson’s comments, attendees can choose from top quality educational programs with other powerful speakers, network with the industry’s most successful professionals, develop new ideas for business and visit the exhibit floor to see the latest and greatest products and technologies.
Congress & Expo runs April 24-26, 2018 at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas. Visit the MHI website to register.
Secretary Carson Bio
Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D., was sworn in as the 17th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on March 2, 2017.
For nearly 30 years, Secretary Carson served as Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, a position he assumed when he was 33 years old, becoming the youngest major division director in the hospital’s history.
Carson received dozens of honors and awards in recognition of his achievements including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. He also is a recipient of the Spingarn Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
The author of nine books, Carson wrote four of the publications with his wife Candy. The U.S. News Media Group and Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership named him among “America’s Best Leaders” in 2008.
The couple co-founded the Carson Scholars Fund, which recognizes young people of all backgrounds for exceptional academic and humanitarian accomplishments. The Fund operates in 50 states and the District of Columbia. It has recognized more than 7,300 scholars, awarded more than $7.3 million in scholarships and installed more than 150 reading rooms nationwide.
Born in Detroit to a single mother with a third grade education who worked multiple jobs to support their family, Secretary Carson was raised to love reading and education. He graduated from Yale University and earned his M.D. from the University of Michigan Medical School. He and his wife are the proud parents of three adult sons and three grandchildren.