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Denise Cleveland-Leggett said her relationship with Dr. Ben Carson, the
former secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) was
a key factor in accepting the position of regional administrator for HUD’s Region IV. Dr.
Carson served as a mentor to her husband, Dr. Christopher J.W.B. Leggett, an
interventional cardiologist, when he studied at Johns Hopkins University.

Denise Cleveland-Leggett said her relationship with Dr. Ben Carson, the
former secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) was
a key factor in accepting the position of regional administrator for HUD’s Region IV. Dr.
Carson served as a mentor to her husband, Dr. Christopher J.W.B. Leggett, an
interventional cardiologist, when he studied at Johns Hopkins University.

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Leap of faith and friendship led attorney from thriving law practice to senior position with HUD

Denise Cleveland-Leggett was enjoying a successful law practice when she got an unexpected call from Dr. Ben Carson, former secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).