Clarence A. Carson is a progressive, yet charming, Project Manager for The Rise Group, an international program management, technical services and strategy consulting company. As an example of its reach, The Rise Group currently operates within many of Chicago’s infrastructural programs – the Public Building Commission of Chicago, Chicago Housing Authority, Chicago Department of Water Management, Art Institute of Chicago – of which Clarence performs project management through the Public Building Commission. Prior his recent involvement with this firm, Clarence performed construction consultancy, project management & technical services (quality evaluation, scheduling, estimating, etc.) for global high-profile corporations – Bovis Lend Lease, Beitler Real Estate Corporation, Michigan State University and so on, on highly-acclaimed and award winning projects such as Trump Tower, The Chicago Spire and One Museum Park to name a few. Cumulatively, Clarence has retained 10-years of industry experience in construction, real estate development, and property management.
Clarence has maintained intellectual curiosity throughout his life, which led him to attain a Bachelors of Science in Building Construction Management from Michigan State University, and a Masters of Science in Building Construction Management – With a Specialization in Urban & Regional Planning from Michigan State University. Also, note through thorough research, Clarence completed his thesis on the Revitalization of Urban Cities Through The Rehabilitation of Commercial & Residential Centers.
Beyond his academic and professional accomplishments, Clarence has continued his commitment to community enrichment, cultural expression and child development through active participation in local and national organizations, such as Junior Achievement, Habitat For Humanity, Chicago Urban League Young Professionals, ACE Technical Chart High School, and ACE Mentoring Program. The drive and appreciation for these types of programs started early in his development through the co-foundering of Michigan State University’s African American Student Mentoring Program