Las Vegas Mayor to Welcome BEC Conference Attendees
February 19, 2010

The Glass Association of North America (GANA) announced that attendees to its BEC Conference in March will be greeted during the event by Oscar Goodman, the mayor of Las Vegas currently serving his third term in the position, despite speculation that he may run against Rory Reid, son of United States Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, for governor of the state of Nevada in November.

The sometimes-controversial mayor has drawn national attention in the past few months with his strong admonishments of U.S. President Barack Obama's attacks on Las Vegas as a business-friendly destination.

"Mayor Goodman, one of the strongest pro-business mayors in the United States, will offer his specific brand of leadership, humor and 'mystique' when he welcomes the glass industry to the great city of Las Vegas for the BEC Conference," says GANA executive vice president Bill Yanek. "As a leader who has seen the effects of the economic downturn firsthand, Goodman can easily relate to what several glazing contractors have experienced in the past 18 months."

Goodman, who championed a construction-favorable environment during his stint as mayor for the past 11 years, laid the groundwork for the extensive new construction and remodeling boom the city experienced over the past decade before the economic downturn slowed these efforts.

The self-proclaimed "happiest mayor in the universe," Goodman was born and raised in Philadelphia, graduating from Haverford College and receiving his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He has become one of the nation's premier criminal defense attorneys, having been named one of the "15 Best Trial Lawyers in America" by the National Law Journal. He has also been featured in numerous publications such as "Of Rats and Men" and even portrayed himself in the movie "Casino." Mayor Goodman also serves on the Advisory Board of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

Goodman is scheduled to speak in the morning on Monday, March 29 during the BEC Conference.

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