American Institute of Architects Gets a New CEO

     Robert Ivy, who is a Fellow of The Board of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), was appointed to be new Executive Vice President/Chief Executive Officer of that well-known and highly respected organization on December 16, 2010. The new office became effective for Mr. Ivy on February 1, 2011.

Editor in Chief of Architectural Record

Ivy himself has also been the Architectural Record’s Editor in Chief since 1996, as well as Editorial Director/VP of McGraw-Hill Construction, which included overseeing the editorial excellence of a wide range of construction and design publications for a major editorial organization.

Robert Ivy Thru the Years

Robert IVY received a Bachelor of Arts from Tennessee’s University of the South and a Master’s in Architecture from Tulane University in Louisiana. His elevation to the AIA College of Fellows was in 1993. In addition, Robert is a former partner in Ivy Architects, as well as a managing partner of Dean/Dale, Dean, and Ivy for almost 14 years. He also received the 2009 Crane Award, which is the top award of American Business Media for his lifetime contribution to business media. Alpha Rho Chi also recognized Robert Ivy as Master Architect because of his communication to a whole new generation of the value of design.

Advocate for Architects

Robert Ivy is probably best known for being an advocate for the architectural field regarding a number of the most significant political, social, and environmental issues that routinely affect the architectural and building environment. Not only that but he is dedicated to being a loyal AIA member after also serving on the organization’s Board of Directors throughout the 1990s.

Managing National Office & More

In the new AIA position, Robert Ivy will be managing its national office, which is located in Washington, DC. The organization has 206 employees and an annual budget of $56 million. He will be directing the organization’s focus on both design and issues of practice, while also enhancing the AIA’s voice and demonstrating the overall value of design. He is also working collaboratively with more than 300 nationwide AIA chapters while also overseeing all of the support to members of the AIA.

Founded in 1857 for the purpose of elevating the standing of the profession and promoting the scientific and practical perfection of its members, the AIA has 90,000+ members and five membership levels:

  1. Architect members (AIA)
  2. Associate members (Assoc. AIA)
  3. International associate members
  4. Emeritus members
  5. Allied members

Bruno Fagali – Lawyer with Specialization in Compliance and Administrative Law

     For any company to work as per the government’s set standards and compliant laws, it needs to understand the compliance laws of the land. It is for this reasons, most of the businesses consult with the compliance lawyers to develop a business structure that follows the laws of the country and doesn’t overlap any of the pre-set rules and regulations. One of the most famous compliance lawyers in Brazil is Bruno Fagali. Over the years, Bruno Fagali has worked for some of the tops most firms in the country, including the famous Manesco, Ramirez, Azevedo, and Marques. Bruno Fagali also has the experience of working for Radi, Calil, and Associados Advocacia. Working for some of the top most law firms in Brazil has helped Bruno Fagali develop a keen eye for detail and sharpened his knowledge of the country’s legislation and regulations.

Bruno Fagali has always been ambitious, and after working for several law firms, he decided to start his law firm. He began Fagali Advocacy with a minimal set up and almost no financial assistance but managed to make it one of the most successful law firms in the country in a very short period. Today, Fagali Advocacy is considered to be expert when it comes to merger and acquisitions, compliance law, administrative law, risk management, advising compensation committee, and more.

Fagali Advocacy provides legal counseling services to middle market companies as well as large scale corporations. Apart from managing his law firm, he is also serving at Novo/SB Marketing Agency as the Business Integrity Officer, which helps in ensuring that the business is functioning as per the compliance laws of the land. Bruno Fagali has studied law at Pontifical Catholic University and has proven his worth as a lawyer by fighting and winning many of the challenging cases in the country.

Eli Gershkovitch in the Canadian Craft Beer Industry

Canadians are huge beer consumers with statistics showing that the average Canadian consumes 80 liters. Due to this, the Canadian craft beer industry has grown and takes a huge market share of the beer industry in the world. Steamworks Craft Breweries is a key player in the craft beer industry in Canada. Headed by Eli Gershkovitch, the company’s produces craft beers like Kölsch, Jasmine, Pilsner, India Pale Ale, White Angel IPA, Black Angel IPA, Heroica Red Ale and their signature Pale ale.

 

The Grizzly Paw Brewing Company is also one of the best craft beer companies in Canada. It is situated in Canmore, Alberta. Their famous beer flavors include light bodied pilsners, raspberry ale, and malty nut brown beers. The Muskoka Brewery is located in Muskoka, Ontario. The brewery takes pride in making their beers with the freshest product and purest ingredients. Their Muskoka Cream ale is a favorite in Muskoka. The company has also added more flavors to their beer list such as hoppy IPA, chocolate raspberry and dark winter stouts.

In Halifax, Nova Scotia, the Garrison Brewery has continued to produce its signature Irish red ale. They have more flavors to sample from including IPA, Nut Browns and raspberry wheats. Another interesting brewery would have to be the Church-Key brewery in Campbell ford in Ontario. It is actually lodged in a Methodist Church and has been operational for 15 years.

When Paddock Wood Brewing Company’s founder, Steve Cavan, relocated to Saskatchewan in western Canada he realized there was no craft beer in the area. He then started his own craft beer company and its products are now in supply in many establishments in western Canada.

 

Eli Gershkovitch

 

Eli Gershkovitch is the CEO and founder of Steamworks Craft Breweries. He, however, did not start his career right away in the beer industry. He studied law and graduated with a degree. Nevertheless, Eli Gershkovitch dropped law to pursue his entrepreneurial dreams and founded his own company.

His interest came from a trip he took to a microbrewery in Heidelberg, Germany where he got a taste of Belgian beer and its production. Eli Gershkovitch’s law degree has however not gone to waste. While practicing, he became familiar with liquor license laws and this is what has helped him set up and run Steamworks Craft Breweries.