A great Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement award has gone to the architect world for the first time. This honor goes to non-other than Robert Ivy. Robert has joined the likes of late Walter Anderson, Eudora Welty, Morgan Freeman and Shelby Foote who are just a small list of Mississippians ever to win the award. He is a worldwide author and commentator on architecture.
The Award goes to a Mississippi-connected artist who has exceptional skills in acting and performing or has the stud out in supporting the art. It is indeed a great achievement for Robert Ivy and the entire American Institute of Architects. He has received the honor owing to his effort in making architecture more accessible to the general public. He has done it more than other Mississippians.
Before joining American Institute of Architects (AIA), Robert Ivy was Editor-in-Chief of McGraw-Hill’s Architectural Record. His leadership made Architectural Record a highly disseminated architectural journal all over the world. He was awarded the National Magazine Award for excellence. Robert also led the company in its expansion to China and the Middle East where he launched a Mandarin Version of Architect.
Ivy has grown the AIA into a global institute. In the history of the Institution, it has never recorded such high membership level since its establishment. AIA is now operating all over the world.
Before his journey to architect world, Robert Ivy served as an officer in the US Navy. He attended Sewanee University where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English (Arts). He joined Tulane University later to pursue his passion where he graduated with a master degree in architecture.
To date, Robert Ivy is the Chief Executive Officer of AIA. He has encouraged his fellow architects to focus not only on building, design, and construction but also concentrate on embracing software engineering technology. In AIA, he has impacted the institution to focus on promoting public health. According to him, the society will regulate diabetes and heart diseases when new buildings, which encourage exercises, for example, eliminating the need for lift when the distance upstairs is small. In fact, he advocates on new designs, which will not only maintain the hearth of the society but improve it at the same time.
Sahm Adrangi is a well known businessman who founded Kerrisdale Captial in New York City. He graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. He has extensive experience as an investment analyzer and has worked for many firms doing so. Sahm Adrangi has a knack for looking at potential investments that firms are looking to make and foreseeing the outcome of them. He will issue a report on what his findings are for the companies to make a final decision. He recently published a negative report on The St. Joe Company and their plan to turn an area of land in Florida into a home destination for people and businesses. What his analysis has found is that the area of Panama Beach that they were looking at is unsuitable for the type of building that would need to be done. It is swamp land and very isolated. The building plans would need to be modified in such a way as to make it impossible to build on. The land area is uninhabitable.
Sahm Adrangi’s opinions are widely respected by potential investors as his experience has shown that his predictions came true. He has repeatedly informed his clients of hazards that will be making in certain investments and recommends alternatives to them. Sahm Adrangi and his firm look at the long term results of investment and what the return on it could be. He will only make recommendations on plans that he sees have the potential of large profits. There have been several in the past year that he has found to be unstable and unworthy of his clients funds.
Sahm is married and lives with his wife and two children in New York City and frequently travels around the world in order to find the right type of investments for his long list of investors.
Doe Deere and her incredible makeup line Lime Crime are revolutionary and remarkable. Although the objective of Lime Crime products is to paint the face and hair gorgeously and intensely, another main objective is to be cruelty free and let the inner beauty shine through with the philosophy of this product company and its owner. Doe Deere, originally from Russia and raised in New York city, is a creative genius who has been sharing her artistry and lovely imagination as well as humanitarianism through her makeup line Lime Crime since 2008. The premise is achieving bold, unique colors for human expression without making innocent bunny rabbits and rats be the guinea pigs which most other makeup companies unfortunately do. The daring pretty products are also free of any animal products. Lime Crime is certified vegan and cruelty-free by PETA and Leaping Bunny.
Doe Deere is also active in animal related charity work and has an affinity for the infamous unicorn as well. She refers to her customers as unicorns and regards them gracefully and gratefully as the title would imply. Part of her mission is to help people be themselves and share their own unique beauty and soul with the world. She also likes to inspire others to pursue their dreams and not be afraid of taking chances or failing, which is just an opportunity to try anew. Doe confesses her makeup line launch and continuance has not been without hiccups. She is realistic about being human and wants to help others be secure in that as well, although she bestows them with the majestical title of unicorn because she sees the innate magic inherent in everyone.
Lime Crime is an online based company and Doe Deere enjoys the feedback she can get from her customers and is very loyal to them. She listens to praise and criticism alike, but also realizes how important it is to deal with so-called haters with a level head and open heart. With such an adventurous company it is inevitable to attract some people who don’t extend the same understanding so she chooses to not spend time fueling their unfair fire when she has so many better things to do. Doe works closely within her company and even spends time perfecting products alongside chemists in the lab. One of her greatest accomplishments in that token is creating a lipstick that goes on from liquid to matte and doesn’t crumble or smudge, which she worked with a chemist for months on. Another of her amazing products launched more recently is Unicorn Hair, semi-permanent hair dye in outlandish and delicious colors such as bubblegum rose and neon peach. Doe herself is an excellent ambassador for her brand as she wears the colorful hair and rebellious makeup colors with a special sort of sophistication stemming from her inner beauty and unwavering belief in being herself and everyone’s right to share love in their own ways with the world. Lime Crime is an innovation and icon for individualism. Learn more: http://www.bizjournals.com/losangeles/potmsearch/detail/submission/6417482/Doe_Deere
Todd Lubar Ranks high on the national list for being a top loan originator. He is currently the president of TDL Global Ventures, LLC. He also wears the hat of Sr. VP of Legendary Investments. As a businessman and entrepreneur, Lubar has gained a lot of experience in his two decades in the finance business.
His success lies in being able to help others realize their dream of owning a home. His passion for helping others has helped him to leverage his own business for success. His business abilities have also helped prepare him to set up others for success as well. Todd Lubar also has a great deal of experience having worked in a number of industries within the construction industry. TDL Global Ventures started as an idea Lubar had for removing some of the common barriers that prevent people from getting loans. Such an impediment can affect a person’s life in ways they cannot imagine. Visit Inspirery for more.
According to Patch, Lubar created a program that could help people get the loans they need, and what people need is relief. Todd Lubar has always had a number of elements in his life that inspire his ideas to life. An individual can hatch all the great ideas in the world, but unless there is a powerful will, there is little that will get accomplished. Experience is also important. Lubar’s real estate experience gives him the knowledge to bring innovative ideas to life. Check out Medium to see more.
Todd Lubar attributes much of success to hard work and determination. He feels that creating a business comes with challenges. While it was difficult for Lubar to establish his business, he did not give up even though it took time to realize profits. Thus, his advice to anyone starting a business is to keep pushing the envelope. Not everything will work the first time around. Stick with it. Lubar graduated from Syracuse University with a BA degree in Speech Communication.
Clay Siegall is a brilliant cancer researcher and a visionary entrepreneur with great success in both the roles. As the founder and Chief Executive of the biotechnology firm, Seattle Genetics, he revolutionized the cancer research and showcased how a pharma firm should be set up. Under his leadership, the company has got increased attention from the industry leaders, and people are waiting for his solutions. While coming to the firm, it’s flagship drug, Adcetris, provides highly positive results when used to treat Hodgkin lymphoma – a type of cancer that affects the lymph system.
Apart from the flagship drug, there are more than a dozen of drugs in the pipeline from Seattle Genetics. Clay Siegall confirms that the company is growing as a multiproduct, global, oncology company with its research and effective treatment solutions. He is very optimistic and passionate about advancing the research, expanding the market, and more. Recently, Seattle Genetics opened an office and research lab in Switzerland as part of international marketing efforts. Siegall also tried to acquire a cancer drug by bidding $2 billion from Immunomedics – a New Jersey-based drugmaker.
Under the leadership of Siegall, the company is focused on producing ADCs or antibody-drug conjugates. Interestingly, these drugs are designed to target the antigens. ADCs attach to the disease cells and pumps toxins into them to kill without creating any trouble to healthy cells. Due to that reason, many scientists hail ADCs as “smart bombs” considering its effectiveness in killing cancer cells. Considering the healthy cell damage while using the radiation and chemotherapy, ADCs are expected to make a revolution in the market due to the efficient recovery of patients.
Dr. Siegall co-founded the firm in 1998 and led it as its Chief Executive Officer from then. Apart from guiding the research works of Seattle Genetics, he is also the leading strategist in the capital-raising process for the firm. Currently, it has 900 employees and a market value of more than $10 billion. Dr. Siegall is accelerating the research efforts of the company, and he has already laid out plans to hire 200 more employees to expand the marketing and research efforts of the firm.
Before establishing Seattle Genetics, Dr. Siegall was working for Bristol-Myers Squibb Research Institute and the reputed National Cancer Institute. While coming to the education, he completed his graduation in Zoology from the University of Maryland and earned his Ph.D. from George Washington University in Genetics.