Month: June 2018

Robert Ivy Earns Prestigious Mississippi Institute Of Arts And Letters Award

Executive vice president and CEO of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Robert Ivy was awarded the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award in April 2018. The prestigious Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters (MIAL) Award marks a significant accomplishment as Robert Ivy is the first architect to win. The MIAL Award is given to Mississippi artists and patrons that have either created, performed or extraordinarily supported art.

Ivy joins the ranks of big names like Eudora Welty, Morgan Freeman, and Walter Anderson. He earned the award for his expansion of the global presence of the 160-year organization that has lead to easier access to architecture to the general public. This impressive expansion includes new national chapters in China and Canada. Robert Ivy is the CEO of AIA.

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Before joining the AIA in 2011, Ivy worked as the editor-in-chief of the Architectural Record. The publication is distributed worldwide and has won an impressive array of awards including the elusive National Magazine Award for General Excellence. During Ivy’s tenure as editor-in-chief, he oversaw the expansion of the publication into the Middle East and China. Ivy’s China expansion saw the release of a Mandarin translation of the Architectural Record. Robert Ivy previous won the Master of Architecture award (the only one to win it in the 21st century) from Alpha Rho Chi for his ability to communicate the value of design to a broad audience and the Dean’s Medal from the University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture. Alpa Rho Chi has only presented the Master of Architecture seven times in their 100-year history with previous recipients Mies van der Rohe, Richard Buckminster Fuller, and I.M. Pei.

With the organization boosting its highest membership levels ever, AIA President Carl Elefante declared Ivy as a “worthy ambassador for our profession.”MIAL President Nancy LaForge added that “When it comes to making architecture more accessible to the general public, there’s no one else from Mississippi like Robert Ivy. As a writer, author and commentator on architecture worldwide, Ivy now takes his rightful place in an acclaimed list of Noel Polk Award honorees.” Robert Ivy will be present with the award June 2nd at an official event honoring the occasion.

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Barbara Stokes Delivers Disaster Relief

In 2005, New Orleans made headlines around the US when Hurricane Katrina hit, then Hurricane Rita followed to inflict even more damage on the battered region. After the floodwaters receded and media coverage waned, the families who lived in the affected communities returned to the area to pick up the pieces of their lives. FEMA stepped in with temporary shelters for those families who had either lost their homes or were waiting for them to become livable again. Unfortunately, these shelters ended up being plagued with issues due to faulty design and toxic levels of formaldehyde. Read more about Barbara Stokes at The Cullman Times.

Meanwhile in Huntsville, Alabama, Barbara Stokes and her husband Scott knew there was a better way to make temporary homes for families going through disaster reconstruction. Together they founded Green Structure Homes which is now being utilized by FEMA and HUD for their disaster relief efforts. What sets Green Structure Homes apart is their process. Instead of contracting out their work, it is done in-house and by locals within affected communities. Read this article at Their affordable homes are quick to assemble so they can be on-location quickly when disaster strikes. Since their homes are energy efficient, families can use them long-term, as is often necessary when rebuilding after floods and major environmental disasters. When Hurricane Harvey hit Texas in 2017, Barbara Stokes was called into action, bringing their Green Structure Homes to those in need.

The Mercer University graduate got her start double majoring in biochemical engineering and physics. Fellow engineer Scott also left his high-paying job along with his wife to start their company. Their experience with government contracts and manufacturing processes come in handy while running the company as CEO and COO. Their dedication to restoring families and communities keeps them pushing forward as industry leaders.


Penelope Kokkinides and Rick Shinto as the key players in the growth of Innovacare Health

Innovacare Health is one of the leading health institutions that was started just some few years back. It has been able to go through much development over the years under the excellent management and leadership of the president and the CEO Rick Shinto. Another leader in who has contributed to the growth of Innovacare Health is Penelope Kokkinides who is the Chief Administrative Officer at the company.

Penelope Kokkinides has had extensive experience in health management and has worked in some organizations before working in Innovacare Health Company. Some of the remarkable figures she has worked with are Aveta where she served as the Chief Operating Officer; the government managed programs and managed care industry among others. Ashe attended Binghamton University where she graduated with a bachelor degree in Biological Sciences and Classical Languages. She also went to New York University where she attained a master’s degree in Social Work. Her educational background is one of the reasons she has become the woman she is today. Recently, President Donald Trump held a meeting with some women to discuss the improvement of the managed healthcare systems in Puerto Rico. Penelope Kokkinides was one of these women since she is believed to be one of the most prominent people who can help in increasing the efficiency of the healthcare systems with her vast knowledge and experience in the sector. Penelope Kokkinides mentions in the discussion that if the health care systems collapse in Puerto Rico, the residents will have to incur massive amounts of costs for them to acquire the healthcare services.

As the Chief administrative officer at the Innovacare health, Penelope Kokkinides says that they have a big plan for improving the status of the healthcare systems in Puerto Rico through innovation and use of the most advanced technologies to offer services that are cost friendly to the clients and at the same time be of the highest quality. This is the primary objective of the Innovacare Health.

Besides, Rich Shinto has also paid a significant role in the development of the Innovacare Health as the president and the CEO of the company. He has vast experience in the health management sector as well as rich educational background. He is a graduate of the University of California, a medical graduate from the University of New York as well as the University of Redlands in Masters Degree. He has been in a position to run the institution under the right management, and that is one of the main reasons the company has experienced rapid growth over the few years of operation.


The Rise of Jeremy Goldstein; All you ought to know

The Jeremy Goldstein & Associates is a high-class law company that is committed to guiding CEOs, the management groups, businesses as well as compensation teams that are in the corporate authority. It also deals with executive reimbursement matters with specific to issues that arise in transformative professional context.

Jeremy Goldstein is among the partners at the Jeremy Goldstein &Associates and he explains where the idea of JLG Associates rose from. He says the idea came up when he saw a large number of executive payment firms breaking off from larger establishments because of varying interest. He came up with the thought of establishing a law firm that deals with the compensation.

Jeremy Goldstein is excited about the fact that in general the governance domain and the executive payment in specific are stable. With this, the compensation boards. The companies and the executive are able to focus on corporate performances. This drives some thoughtful debates around linkages of pay and the performance with less wastage of time in box inspection.

Mr. Jeremy Goldstein strategy that helped him in the growth of his business was the importance of taking a keen interest in people. He advises that by keeping in touch, calling, writing and following up people get to know that you have an interest in them. With interest detected, the people will most likely seek your advice, thus he finishes by saying that caring has no substitute.

On daily habits that make him an effective lawyer, Mr. Jeremy Goldstein, says the better one is acquainted with their clients the better they can advise them. He, therefore, makes an honest effort in developing and maintaining a close relationship with his clients. Learn more about Jeremy Goldstein: and

He also speaks to his clients regularly even if they are not dealing any pending matter. If possible, he sees his clients either in person both socially and professionally.

Jeremy Goldstein boasts a Juris Doctorate (J.D) from School of Law New York University as well as M.S from Chicago University. He also has a B.A.cum Laude from Cornell University with distinctions. Read more: Jeremy Goldstein | Facebook and Jeremy Goldstein | Slideshare

Mr. Jeremy Goldstein was involved in a number of major corporate dealings in the past years which included attainment of the Goodrich by the United Technologies, the Duke Energy among others.

He is also a board member of several professional bodies like NYU Journals of Business and Law among others. He is also a board director member at the Foundation Household.