Arlington-based homebuilder D.R. Horton has named Ben Carson, the former HUD Secretary below President Trump, to its board of directors.
Carson’s appointment, efficient Tuesday, expands the board to seven directors. D.R. Horton has been the nation’s largest homebuilder by quantity since 2002.
Carson, a neurosurgeon earlier than coming into politics as a Republican presidential candidate, served as secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development from 2017 to this yr. At HUD, he’s credited with main a collaboration of eight federal companies to set up the White House Council on Eliminating Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing.
“The company will benefit greatly from Ben’s intellect, life experiences and leadership skills, including his recent experience as HUD Secretary,” board chairman Donald R. Horton stated in an announcement. “Ben has been actively involved in programs directly related to U.S. housing, including homebuyer education and the need for affordable housing to improve the quality of life for families in America.”
D.R. Horton has operations in 90 markets in 29 states and closed on 71,168 properties in 2020. Its model portfolio ranges from $150,000 to over $1 million.