The Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters is honoring Robert Ivy, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President, of American Institute of Architects (AIA), with the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award. Robert Ivy will become the first architect to receive this prestigious award. The Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award is designated for people who are connected to Mississippi and are active in the art community.
Ivy received praises by people in the architecture industry. The President of AIA, Carl Elefante, believes that Ivy is a worthy award recipient because not only is he a practicing architect, but he has also seen success as an author and editor. Nancy LaForge, MIAL President, believes Ivy deserves this award for a number of reasons; first, because he has effectively made architecture more easily accessible to the public; second, because he is a distinguished author and commentator.
This isn’t the first award that Robert Ivy has received. He was also awarded with the Master Architect award by the Alpha Rho Chi, a nationwide architecture fraternity. Additionally, he received the Dean’s Medal in 2017 from the University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture.
Ivy began his leadership role at AIA in 2011. One of his goals with AIA has been to create a culture that is proactive and influential; as well as to help raise public awareness about the value architects hold. His current efforts with AIA are to help prepare architects with the knowledge and resources they need to battle current issues like climate control, sustainability and how design can impact public health concerns. Since he became part of the leadership team, membership levels are higher than they have ever been.
Before Ivy began work at AIA, he worked at McGraw-Hill Construction as the Vice President and Editorial Director; he was also the Editor-in-Chief of a magazine called Architectural Record. Robert Ivy earned a Bachelor of Arts from Sewanee: The University of the South. He continued his education at Tulane University where he earned his Master of Architecture.
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Samuel Strauch is a graduate of Hofstra University in New York City where he perused business studies. He also studied at Erasmus University in Rotterdam then he completed his education in Harvard University United States. Samuel Strauch began his career in banking where he spent some time after he decided to start a real estate agency in 2002.
Strauch formed Matrix Real Estate Company which is located in south beach Florida. He is fully licensed as a real estate broker in both Latin America and South Florida. The company has earned solid reputation over the years due to the excellent services they have been offering to their clients. Strauch says he has a lot of passion in real estate and that is what drives him and the company forward.
Samuel Strauch says that to motivate his employees, he interviews them very keenly to know their passion so that he will know if the person fits the job role given to them. By this, he creates an atmosphere which suits every person and makes sure everyone is in the right place.
Strauch in an interview quoted that someone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything. He said if you have to be successful you must work hard, you make a mistake you learn from it, and that is how you will succeed with your passion. Samuel Strauch is also the founder of Affinity Real Estate.
Roberto Santiago is the king of shopping malls in Brazil and he has successfully established the biggest shopping mall in the country. The Manaira Shopping Mall in Brazil has gained a lot of fame worldwide due to its unique set up as well as the vast number of people that go shopping there. At the shopping mall, there is a vast number of activities that take place that make it fun for you to go shopping at the latter. People interested in holding official conferences can also seek the services at the mall as they got spacious and quite rooms for serious business.
Roberto gained his entrepreneurial skills from the University Centre of Joao Pessoa, where he received his bachelor`s degree in Business Administration. He has always had a passion towards business since he was young, and he has luckily lived up to his dream. He started his career at Café Santa Rosa, which was a firm that majored in the manufacture and sale of products across the broader parts of the country. His passion towards being a business owner saw him quit his job to start up his now fully developed venture.
The Manaira shopping mall consists of close to 280 stores, which entail colleges, theatres, entertainment rooms as well beauty parlous. A lot of fun goes down at the shopping mall and it is one single place that gives you an opportunity to meet and socialize with new people from the broader parts of Brazil. Besides, it is also known to have the biggest hall in the country. The Domus hall is the center of attraction to many people, particularly those that seek to hold official meetings at the latter.
Santiago is a go-getter and does not turn back when it comes to implementing his goals. Despite achieving a major success with his Manaira Shopping Mall, he also went ahead to set up a smaller Manaira mall, which has also gained a lot of fame and a vast number of customers. His positive attitude has been associated with his major successes and a vast number of individuals have strived to emulate him.
Besides being a hard worker, Roberto is also innovative and likes to share ideas that are unique and not similar to others. He has also strived to help other entrepreneurs develop their firms through his passion to share his expertise on the best strategies they can employ to achieve success. Through his many investments, he has created job opportunities for the people of Brazil and as a result, helped many people strive through the hard economic times in the country. His dedication towards his work has seen Manaira shopping mall gain many customers and he looks forward to serving them better in the coming years.
There is no straight path to success. We have to fight on our own terms and conditions to get to where we want to be at any time of our life. Success is not something that we acquire overnight. It requires great strategies and a plan. Patience to grow is also an indispensable virtue in the process. Hard work and commitment is mandatory.
Alexandre Gama understands all these facts. He is the Chief Executive Officer of the Neogama Company. One attribute we know about the company is its ability to grow fast. Within ten years of its existence, it was competing with the veterans in the industry.
Alexandre Gama began as an employee at Standard Ogilvy & Mather, after completing his studies. He used this as a chance to grow his experience. After eight years in the company, he moved to DM9, where he continued with the same role of a copywriter and creative writer. Later, he decided to raise his bar and began the Neogama Company.
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