Meet Robert Ivy: An Architect, Author, and a Writer

Meet Robert Ivy: An Architect, Author, and a Writer

Robert Ivy, who is the current Chief Executive Officer as well as the Executive Vice President of AIA (the American Institute of Architects), received an award (Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award) from MIAL (Mississippi Institute of Arts & Letters). You know what? Robert is the first architect to receive this kind of an award.

Polk Award is usually given to artists as well as art patrons living or connected to Mississippi in one way or another to recognize their exemplary performance when it comes to performing, supporting as well as creating art. According to Nancy LaForge, the president of MIAL, Robert worked extremely hard to enhance the accessibility of architecture to the public. Robert is a renowned author, writer as well as a commentator in the field of architecture and deserves the award. Find out more about Robert Ivy on Architect

Carl Elefante, the president of AIA said that being the chief executive of AIC from the year 2011, a practicing architect, an editor, and an author, Robert is a perfect ambassador for this noble profession. Carl continued to say that Robert Ivy receives the award not only because of his professional and personal achievements but also because he comes from Mississippi. Carl said that she was delighted to congratulate the honoree on behalf of their professional body (AIA).

Ivy became one of few Mississippians to be honored with the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award. The previous honorees include late Walter Anderson, Morgan Freeman, Leontyne Price, Shelby Foote as well as Eudora Welty.

More about Robert Ivy

Robert Ivy attended Sewanee where he specialized in English during his undergraduate studies. He also went to Tulane University for a master’s degree in Architecture. He was a member of the U.S. Navy prior to becoming an Architect.

In the year 1996, Robert Ivy got a chance to work as an editor of a famous architectural journal. His effort contributed immensely to the growth of the widely read journal. Also, he became the Editorial Director as well as the Vice President of the McGraw-Hill Media that included GreenSource: SNAP, Architectural Record: HQ Magazines, Constructor, Sweets, and ENR. Under the leadership of Robert , Architectural Records acquired several remarkable publishing industry honors.

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The Mysterious Rise of Randal Nardone.

Randal Nardone is an investment mogul about who Fortress Investment Group will remain to boast. Having worked in the investment and banking industry for more than three decades, Randal felt that he needed to explore more in life so that he could enhance the speed towards achieving his dreams. He always wished to own a company that would render services in a justified manner to the Americans. While he worked at the Union Bank of Switzerland, Randal Nardone realized that there was a gap in the investment market in the way the finance and investment institutions rendered their services to their customers. He also realized that the investment management institutions had focused so much on the traditional asset strategies that were still inferior compared to the new asset classes that the company manages currently.

This reason, together with the urge to become a prominent investor, led Randal Nardone to join hands with Rob Kauffman and Wesley Edens to form Fortress Investment Group, in which he has been the principal since 1998. The presence of Randal Nardone in the company has contributed immensely to the greatness that Fortress has achieved. He has spearheaded a lot of initiatives that have led to the great improvements that the company has experienced since its formation.

One of the achievements that Randal has pioneered in Fortress Group is the provision of proper customer service to the company. The company has trained its workers to provide top-shelf services to their clients so that they can maintain a good rapport with them. The training has equipped the employees with the right attitude that they need to ensure that they build and maintain strong and professional business relationships with the clients. As a result, the clients of Fortress Investment Group have been on record being the happiest and claiming that the services that they get from the company are unmatched.

Despite being a very prominent and respected investment manager in the industry, Randal Nardone was never in the class of finance. He spent his life in campus pursuing Law in the Boston’s School of law, which was after obtaining a degree in Biology and English as Arts.