Dr. Benjamin Carson

Dr. Benjamin Carson

EWA Keynote

Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D., is a former presidential candidate and currently serves as the 17th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development under President Donald Trump.  Secretary Carson is a pioneer in neurosurgery, performing the first successful separation of conjoined twins. Since becoming HUD Secretary, Dr. Carson has launched the EnVision Center initiative – aimed at empowering people to climb the ladders of opportunity and leave HUD-assisted housing by becoming self-sufficient. Secretary Carson has named Spokane as one of only 17 cities in the country to receive the first round of EnVision Centers.