Speaker's Biography:

Larry Mizel
Chairman and CEO, MDC Holdings Inc.

Larry Mizel is Chairman and CEO of MDC Holdings Inc., which he founded in 1972. MDC is the parent corporation of Richmond American Homes, one of the nation's leading homebuilders. He is a founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Center of Los Angeles and founder of the Mizel Museum, which provides artistic and educational programs that promote community understanding and tolerance in the Rocky Mountain region. The Mizel Museum includes the Center for Empowered Living and Learning, a nonprofit institution dedicated to educating Americans about global terrorism. He is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a board member of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, which works to ensure strong U.S. support for Israel. Mizel has a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Oklahoma and a J.D. from the University of Denver College of Law.