Dean Mon Speaks at Diversity in Construction Gala

Filed in Awards, Construction Industry, Global Housing, Leadership by on October 24, 2017 0 Comments
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NAHB Third Vice Chair Dean Mon stops to chat with Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser at the reception.

NAHB Third Vice Chairman Dean Mon spoke to attendees of the Diversity in Construction Reception last Wednesday at the National Housing Center, NAHB’s Washington, D.C. headquarters. The association partnered with groups including the Metro D.C. Hispanic Contractors Association for the event.

The reception recognized three D.C. area building professionals who have fostered diversity within their companies: Carl Jones, board chairman for Monumental Concrete; Jose Rodriguez, president of Fort Myer Construction and Angel Roubin, president of Roubin and Janeiro.

The event also drew D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and Cora Masters Barry, who was married to late mayor Marion Barry for almost 21 years and continues to work on the administration’s advocacy efforts toward minority small-business development in the District.

“We know that when a group of leaders of different backgrounds comes together, they bring a variety of perspectives that helps them find innovative solutions to industry hurdles,” Mon said.

Mon, a builder of Cuban descent, noted how NAHB is helping cultivate industry leaders who can best serve our nation’s diverse customer base through programs such as our Young Professionals Committee, a Student Chapters program, and other activities focused on education and career placement.

For more information about NAHB’s efforts to increase diversity in the residential construction sector, please contact Giuliana Nava-Cord.


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