The Multi-Talented Architect, Robert Ivy Scopes This Year’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Architect, Career Success

Come 2nd June 2018, Robert Ivy, the current Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of American Institute of Architects will be feted with the Noel Polk Lifetime achievement award. The annual ceremony hosted by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters (MIAL) honors living Mississippi-connected dedicated to creating or supporting art in their respective capacities. This year’s ceremony remains historic as it will be the first time for the Noel Polk award to go an architect’s way.

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Why give the award to Robert

When making the announcement on the decision to honor Robert Ivy with the Noel Polk award, the Institute’s president, Nancy LaForge mentioned that the award fetes artists and art patrons. And Robert Ivy has proven himself an artist with a Midas touch, passionately transforming everything he touches. As an author, editor, a practicing architect, and a commentator on international architecture no one can doubt Robert’s talents nor underrate his achievements in these areas.

Note that when he worked as the editor-in-chief for the McGraw-Hill’s Architectural Record, Robert helped reshape and broaden its international readership. By the time he left the publisher, Architecture Record was the most read architectural journal worldwide. Robert Ivy even helped the journal transcend language barriers by pioneering the establishment of the publisher’s branch in China that preceded the translation of the journal into Mandarin. His efforts during the time helped expose architecture to millions of people worldwide.

When he jumped ship from the publisher to head the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Robert Ivy brought the Midas touch with him. While he was appointed CEO in 2011, Robert has already accomplished so much within the institution in the less than a decade of his leadership. For instance, the institute’s membership has hit record highs despite it being in existence for over 160 years. Most importantly, he led the opening of two overseas chapters in China and Canada bringing them to a total of seven.

Joining other legendary artisans

While Robert may be the first practicing architect to scope this prestigious award, he joins a never-ending list of Mississippi natives whose works also earned him this honor. These include actor Morgan Freeman (2007), author Eudora Welty (2001), as well as artist Walter Anderson (1998). He, however, wouldn’t be the only one on the podium come the 2nd June, Robert will share this moment of glory with a Mississippi based artist, Andrey Carl Young of Stained Glass studios. In 2017, Robert walked away with the Dean’s medal from the University of Arkansas.

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Jeremy Goldstein: A Reliable Partner in Law Industry

Law

Jeremy Goldstein is a partner at Jeremy L. Goldstein & Associates law firm. The firm concentrates on advising management teams, chief executive officers, compensation committees, and business committees in matters of executive compensation and governance. They mostly handle matters that arise from transformation business events and other sensitive matters.

Jeremy Goldstein chairs the mergers & acquisition sub-committee for the renowned American Bar Association Business Section. Jeremy has been involved with many large corporate deals especially the last ten years.

He leads the executive compensation attorneys in the entire United States. Jeremy Goldstein has a juris doctorate from New York University, M.A from the University of Chicago, and B.A from Cornell University.

Through an interview with Jeremy, he pours out his heart on how his day unfolds. Jeremy begins by saying that he takes time to advise the customers concerning their careers and they pays. These matters touch his heart most. Due to the nature of his work, he reveals that he knows that there is never a shortcut in handling any work.

He says that his work is quite substantial in advising, drafting, and negotiating. Jeremy says that due to the foreseen time-consuming work, he takes seriously matters of managing his time well. This ensures that he remains productive in his work.

When asked how he makes ideas real, he responds by recognizing that he has practiced this work for over twenty years. Throughout this time, he realizes that there are rarely new matters arising. Every issue that comes has been through his hands before. Read more: Jeremy Goldstein | Slideshare and Jeremy Goldstein | Crunchbase

One of the most exciting executive compensation and corporate governance matter that is trending and igniting his heart is the fact that both have gained stability than ever before. This has enabled the compensation companies, committees, and executives to focus on the major factors from corporate performance without losing it.

Before owning the law firm, Jeremy Goldstein was a partner at Lipton, Watchtell, and Rosen & Katz law firms. One of the major corporate transaction that he has taken a greater part in includes the acquisition of Goodrich, which was done by United Technologies.

Since the last ten years, Jeremey continued to foster corporate transactions that made him known in the global network. He is a legend in the law industry with much of his work lying quite appreciated.

What sets him apart in his dealings is the passion for taking people more importantly. He loves staying in touch with them through writing, follow up, and calling among others to ensure that he shows his interest in advising individuals. It is caring nature.

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A look at one of Brazil’s high profile business men, Roberto Santiago

Business, Business Leader

Roberto Santiago is an all rounded man whose business acumen certainly stands out. His brainchild, Manaira Shopping Mall is sufficient proof of his entrepreneurial prowess. Roberto is a man whom other investors have described as the symbol of perseverance and a relentless dream chaser. These are the qualities that have pedaled him to the top. He is unquestionably the most prosperous businessman around Paraiba and Brazil to a large extent.

 

Schooling

 

Roberto Santiago initially attended the Pio X-Marist College for his first undergraduate degree. That was not enough for a highly ambitious Roberto who had in the process realized he was better in business. Consequently, he joined the University Center of Joao Pessoa to enroll for a Business Administration degree.

 

After his graduation, Roberto sought for employment and landed a job at Café Santa Rosa. Roberto displayed sharp learning skills and while at the job he learned the dos and the don’ts of running a successful enterprise. He accumulated some savings which would be very crucial in the future when he would decide to venture out solo.

 

Industrialism

 

Roberto established his first company soon after relinquishing his position at Café Santa Rosa. His company would make cartons from cardboards and sell them to companies. He also manufactured other packaging materials. The company started making profits and in the year 1987 Roberto had accumulated enough funds to purchase a prime piece of land in his native area Joao Pessoa. And this is the land that Roberto practically built his dream on because twenty-four months later his Manaira Shopping Mall would stand on the same piece of land.

 

The Manaira Shopping Mall is what you would call Roberto’s flagship project. Its towering architecture is representative of Roberto’s creativity. Essentially Manaira shopping mall is the embodiment of celebration in Paraiba. The mall is home to eleven cinema halls structured with elegance second to none. Also in the mall sits a gaming paradise with over two hundred state-of-the-art gaming machines.

 

Touring the mall will paint the impression that its founder must have been a very experienced and tough businessman who maybe has done this type of projects before, but that is actually not the case. Roberto established the mall while he was thirty years old. Roberto is living proof that determination pays off since his first idea was catastrophic. He, however, did not choose the easy way out or let this deter him and it is through this persistence that the Manaira mall was born.

More about Roberto Santiago

 

Born in Joao Pessao, Roberto is a renowned Brazilian native with top notch entrepreneurial skills. Roberto believes in hard work and personal discipline but is also glad to give credit to others. He attributes and shares his success with his employees and partners.

 

Roberto is an avid sports lover and has received a number of awards in various competitions. Roberto believes in mentoring the young and encourages young men in Brazil to not give up on their ambitions. He believes Brazil is a fertile land for the young people to plant their dream and supports them in any way he can so they can achieve greatness like he did.

 

Alexandre Gama A Master Of Many Things

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Alexandre Gama, the CEO of Brazilian advertising agency Neogama, is still going strong after nearly 40 years in the industry. Gama has ran Neogama since he founded the company back in 1999 and plans on running the day-to-day operations well into the foreseeable future.

Gama spent nearly two decades as a copywriter and creative director at a number of agencies prior to starting Neogama. The agency has been one of Brazil’s top agencies since it was founded, winning numerous awards and distinctions for their work. Gama has personally been the recipient of a number of awards and distinctions over the years.

In 2008 Gama became the first Latin American to be invited to teach a Masterclass at Cannes. He has been a board member of the Brazilian Association of Advertising since 2012. In 2004 and again in 2013, Alexandre was given the distinction of being named the Foreman of the International Film Jury of D&AD. Neogama has been awarded over two dozen Golden Lion Awards at the Cannes Film Festival since the year 2000.

Gama is also an avid investor as part owner of Briggs Automotive and founder of music conglomerated, VIOLAB. He continues to be known around the world as one of the greatest minds in advertising.