MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Dr. Ben Carson, a pediatric neurosurgeon who has won high praise in conservative political circles, and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee will be the keynote speakers at the Business Council of Alabama’s 2013 Chairman’s Dinner, which will be held Sept. 30 in Birmingham, the BCA announced.
Carson, a professor of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, drew national attention with his speech at the National Prayer Breakfast in February. He has written five books.
Huckabee hosts a program on the Fox News Channel and a syndicated radio show. He was governor of Arkansas from 1996-2007 and ran for the Republican nomination for president in 2008.
“We are excited to welcome to Alabama these two accomplished Americans who each have an amazing story to tell,” BCA chairman Carl Jamison said in the news release. “As we approach election season, their unique insight will provide a glimpse of what we can expect to hear from candidates on the state and national level and their vision for this country.”