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Robert Ivy, CEO Of AIA Receives The Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) was delighted to announce that Robert Ivy, the company’s CEO and vice president has been honored by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters (MIAL). MIAL, a non-profit making organization honored Robert with the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement. AIA had all the reasons to be excited about the award because it is the first time that the prize is being awarded to an architect. The award is usually awarded to living Mississippi-connected art patrons and artists who have produced extraordinary works, worthy of the honor. Ivy, together with Pearl River Glass Studio and Andrew Cary Young of Jackson will receive the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement in June.

Carl Elefante is the president of AIA, and he was present during the awarding ceremony. Carl was delighted about the award, noting that it was more than a professional achievement because Ivy is Mississippi’s native too. Therefore, Carl views the award as also a personal achievement for Robert Ivy. In fact, the president of AIA was excited about the honor because he also views it as an award to AIA in extension. Robert is honored to join other Noel Polk award receivers, such as the singer Leontyne Price, Morgan Freeman, Shelby Foote, and artist Walter Anderson. In a press release, Nancy LaForge, the president of MIAL stated that the award was given to Robert because no one else has made architecture more accessible to the public as Robert Ivy has done. Surprisingly, Robert is also a commentator, writer, and author on architecture across the globe.

About Robert Ivy
Robert graduated from the University of the South with a Bachelor of Arts in English. He later joined Tulane University for his Masters of Architecture degree. Surprisingly, Robert Ivy worked as an officer in the United States Navy before becoming an architect. Robert also worked for Architectural Record as editor-in-chief before he joined AIA in 2011. While working here, Ivy received several honors such as the National Magazine Award. Ivy has impacted the AIA positively, which is evident in the company’s significant growth in its global footprint. In fact, the institute has the highest membership since its existence in the industry. Robert was also recognized by Alpha Rho Chi, a national architecture fraternity as the Master Architect in 2010. It is an award that is given to the most accomplished and well-known architects. AIA was founded in 1857, and it has over 200 chapters, internationally, locally and in states. AIA engages the public, government leaders and civic leaders in creating solutions to problems being faced by the world, communities, the nation, and institutions.

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Robert Ivy: Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award

On the 11th of April, 2018 the CEO and executive vice president of the American Institute of Architects, Robert Ivy was awarded the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters (MIAL). Unlike previous years, where the award was given to art patrons and Mississippi- connected artists this time it went to an architect, for the very first time. He is among the few Mississippians to be awarded, which began with Eudora Welty (2001) and includes the late artist Walter Anderson (1989), singer Leontyne Price (2000) writer Shelby Foote (2004), and actor Morgan Freeman (2007).

Nancy Laforge, MIAL President, said that when it came to making architecture more accessible to the public health, no one else in Mississippi did it right except Robert Ivy. AIA President Carl Elefante described Ivy as a worthy ambassador and congratulated him on behalf of the AIA on the unique honor. Before he joined the AIA in 2011, Ivy was previously the Editor-in-chief of McGraw-Hill’s Architectural Record. Under his leadership, McGraw-Hill’s became the most widely circulated architectural journal worldwide, and it has since received many awards including one for General Excellence by the National Magazine Award.

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Moreover, Robert Ivy led the Architectural Record’s construction and design media in China during its explosive growth. His authoritative biography titled Fay Jones: Architect was first published in 2001 and is currently in its third edition. The book explores the work of the American Architect who was a great fan of Frank Lloyd Wright. The book was cited by the Art Library Society of North America for its design, production and highest standards of scholarship.

CEO Robert Ivy has significantly contributed to the AIA’s global footprint. Since it was founded, the institute is currently at its highest membership level. Today, architects in America are practicing around the globe with the help of AIA’s seven global chapters, including new ones in Canada and China. Ivy was also previously awarded by the national architecture fraternity for his effectiveness in communicating the value of design. He is one of the seven architects to have received the award in 100 years and the only one in the 21st century.

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Career Highlights of Robert Deignan

Robert Deignan is an entrepreneur in the software and information technology industry. He is the co founder and chief executive officer of a company called ATS Digital Services. With his company, he is able to help a number of consumers receive digital support for a number of technical issues. His company looks to help consumers solve technological problems on a remote basis. Whether a customer has problems with connectivity or troubleshooting devices, ATS Digital Services provides all of the support anyone needs when dealing with these particular issues.

Prior to beginning his career in the technology industry, Robert first attended college at Purdue University. While attending Purdue, he would play football on a full scholarship. This allowed him to study organizational leadership while participating in football. After he completed his degree program, Robert would get drafted to play in the NFL. For two seasons, Deignan would play for a couple of teams. In 1997 he would play for the Miami Dolphins and the New York Jets in 1998. Shortly after playing football, Robert would then pursue his entrepreneurial career. One of his first ventures was Fanlink Inc. This company would help give him the initial experience necessary to build on his entrepreneurial ventures in the future.

After running his first company Fanlink Inc, Robert would look to get involved in the tech industry. What helped him come up with the idea for a business in the technology sector was his previous work experience at a company that offered anti malware software. While working at this company, he would find out that his employer had problems getting software installed on a user’s computer. As it turned out, malware was able to block the installation of the software on a machine. Therefore, Robert and his company looked for a solution. This solution was having customers contact them remotely and talk about their issues. The company would then look to address the problems from a remote source. Using a remote source to eliminate the malware worked. As a result, Robert came up with the idea of using remote digital services to help consumers address any technological problems they encountered.

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What Susan McGalla Believes About Female Executives

Susan McGalla is one of the most notable women to have led a major retail chain in the US, and she has founded a company of her own at P3 Executive Consulting. Given all her accomplishments and the way she’s earned recognition that few other women have, the local Pittsburgh media have sometimes tried to compile a narrative that this is a big deal for all women and their agendas. But McGalla doesn’t see it that way at all, in fact she had several interviewers perplexed when she said that what she has accomplished is something she’s done as a person and not gender-specific. She says it’s because she was raised in a household where the expectations on her were the same as they were on her two older brothers, and she’s always taken those to heart.

Susan McGalla came from East Liverpool, OH in a rural setting and her father also happened to be a local high school football coach, a sport that McGalla still loves to this day. She got her bachelor’s degree in business and started out in the merchandising department of the Joseph Horne Company. When that company closed down, she moved to American Eagle Outfitters and took charge not only of their regional merchandising department, but also gave her input to the fashion chain’s branding and marketing leaders. Within several years, McGalla became an executive Chief Merchandising Officer and company President until 2009. American Eagle opened up its female apparel store during this time and saw one of its greatest periods of success under McGalla’s leadership.

After she left American Eagle Outfitters, McGalla joined the Board of Directors at HFF Inc., a Pittsburgh real estate broker company and for a time she also was director of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development. At P3 Executive Consulting, she provides advice to various retail and wholesale leaders on branding and targeting consumers. Her passion for football also led her to become the current Vice President of Business Strategy and Creative Development in the fan merchandise and memorabilia department of the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers.

Luiz Carlos Trabuco Will Step Down As CEO Of Bradesco

Recently, it was announced that Bradesco CEO Luiz Carlos Trabuco will step down from that position. He will be, in turn, replacing the outgoing chairman of the board, Lazaro Brandao. Trabuco Cappi will also be responsible for appointing his successor, a job he has until the end of March to complete.

The changes are primarily driven by the decision of the bank’s longtime chairman, Lazaro Brandao, to finally hand in his resignation. After a career spanning more than 75 years, Brandao has decided that he would like to spend more time with his family and allow for new managerial talent to move up through the company ranks.

Brandao has acted as chairman of the board of Bradesco since 1990. Prior to that, he was the chief executive officer from 1981 onward. Between 1990 and 1999, he operated as both CEO and chairman at the same time, the only instance in the history of the bank in which one man occupied both of those positions.

Many shareholders have expressed angst about the retirement of Brandao, who oversaw the bank through its period of spectacular growth, which lasted from roughly 1990 to 2009. Over that time period, the value of the bank increased by more than 300 times, marking one of the most astonishing rises in value of any major corporation in Brazilian history.

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Now, as Brandao hangs up his hat for the final time, many wonder if Trabuco Cappi will be up to filling the very large shoes of the financial giant who he is slated to replace. But Brandao himself has been aggressively assuaging the fears of stakeholders in the company, stating on multiple occasions that Trabuco Cappi is the single best person to take over his old job being chairman of anyone on the planet.

Trabuco Cappi will also be tasked with finding his own replacement. At first, there were rumors swirling that he may be looking to recruit new talent from outside of the bank. These rumors had some foundation in fact, as Trabuco Cappi was personally responsible for the formation of one of the most famous executive business schools in the country, aimed at producing more high-level managerial talent. Trabuco Cappi initiated the project because so many Brazilian companies were suffering from a shortage of high quality executives.

But Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi himself declared that he would not be departing from corporate tradition on the hiring of the new CEO, which suggests that all CEOs should be recruited from within the ranks of the firm. Trabuco Cappi has, therefore, confirmed that he will only be considering promoting one of the seven current vice presidents of the bank. Although this would tend to lead to the conclusion that any of these executives are viable candidates to become the next Bradesco CEO, analysts who closely follow the bank believe that there is one candidate who is an overwhelming favorite to get the job.

Mauricio Minas is the company’s 56-year-old IT chief, a position in which he has been responsible for overseeing nearly all of the bank’s suite of high-tech banking services products according to istoedinheiro.com.br. Minas was personally responsible for the rollout of the bank’s Next online banking platform, a product that proved to be so enormously successful that it was eventually spun off into its own enterprise.

Minas was also responsible for overseeing the full integration of all of the HSBC Brazil tech assets into the Bradesco fold. This was a critical job in which he performed superlatively, enabling the $5.2 billion deal to go down without a hitch.

Trabuco Cappi has long been one of the bank’s most assertive advocates for adopting and developing new tech. This is another factor that makes Minas’ appointment likely.

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