State of the Association/State of the Industry


DCW Opening Ceremonies Featuring Alex Rodriguez

Tuesday, January 21 | 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Westgate – Lobby Level – Paradise Event Center

Baseball legend-turned-business powerhouse Alex Rodriguez will headline the Design & Construction Week® Opening Ceremonies.

Best known for his unparalleled accomplishments on the baseball field, Alex Rodriguez is a 3-time MVP, a 14-time all-star and a 2009 World Series Champion with the New York Yankees.

Over the course of his iconic baseball career, Mr. Rodriguez also built a tremendously successful investment firm. As founder and Chief Executive Officer of A-Rod Corp he created a fully-integrated real estate investment and development firm, starting with the purchase of a single duplex in 2003 and subsequently broadening to a wider array of industries, including sports and wellness, media, and entertainment. 

This past year, he launched “The Corp,” a podcast with Barstool Sports’ Dan Katz that interviews industry leaders, sports legends and entrepreneurs, and which debuted as the number 1 podcast in America.In addition to his professional endeavors, Mr. Rodriguez actively engages in a variety of philanthropic initiatives. He is passionate about education and has sponsored college tuition for over 30 students via his scholarship program.

Mr. Rodriguez will be stepping in for Earvin “Magic” Johnson, who regretfully had to withdraw from the DCW Opening Ceremonies due to the timing of the memorial in New York City for former NBA commissioner David Stern, where he will be delivering a eulogy. 

 How to Participate:

 Open to all registered attendees. Doors open at 7:00 am. Limited general seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Complimentary shuttle bus service will be provided between all official NAHB International Builders’ Show and Kitchen & Bath Industry Show hotels and the Paradise Event Center at the Westgate, with the exception of properties that are within walking distance.

The Leading Kitchen And Bath Design Event!