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.
to learn more about or to register for the BEC Conference. Registration
spots are still available to the conference.
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