Robert Ivy The First Architect To Be A Polk Award Honoree

Robert Ivy is the CEO of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) from 2011. He is also Executive Vice President of the Institute. He is the first architect to receive the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award for his commitment to improve public health and amenities using architecture and design.

Robert Ivy is a native of Mississippi. He attended the Tulane University and obtained a Master’s degree in Architecture. He also attended Sewanee: The University of the South and earned a Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) in English. He became the Editor in Chief of the publication, Architectural Record in 1996. He was also Vice President and Editorial Director of McGraw-Hill Construction Media that publishes several well-known architectural journals and magazines including Greensource: the Magazine of Sustainable Design.

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The focus of Robert Ivy through his publications is to encourage architects to improve the public health and welfare of the public through innovative design. He encourages them to collaborate with software programmers to improve their designs. He wants building design to encourage exercise and to ensure that the residents get sunlight, clean water and fresh air. He wants health promoting materials used during construction. He believes that innovative architecture can improve the health and welfare of the public.

Robert Ivy has received many accolades for his achievements. He has received the designation of Master Architect by the national architecture fraternity- Alpha Ro Chi. He received the Dean’s Medal from the University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture.

Ivy’s commitment to public welfare has earned him the Polk Award by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters. The award recognizes living artists and art patrons who are natives of Mississippi and have provided an extraordinary contribution to arts in their lifetime. Renowned recipients of the award include actor Morgan Freeman, Singer Leontyne Price and writer Eudora Welty. The Institute is honoring him for his expertise as a writer, commentator and author in architecture who has contributed to encouraging innovative public focused design worldwide. The president of the American Institute of Architecture, Carl Elefante has described him as a worthy ambassador for the profession while praising his selection as the first architect to be the award honoree.

CEO of AIA, Robert Ivy and stained glass designer Andrew Cary Young of Pearl River Glass Studio received the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award on the 2nd of June 2018 at a Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters event.

Talk Fusion Recently Announced the Launch of its New Video Chat App

In the world of marketing, there are very few companies that have been as impressive and impactful as Talk Fusion. From the time the company was established in the year 2007, Talk Fusion has revolutionized the world of marketing through its range of dynamic marketing products that uses video as its power to influence the consumers.


The idea propagated by Talk Fusion is that the video harnesses the power of words as well as an expression that a simple e-mail or a catalog cannot contain. Video e-mail is a popular product of Talk Fusion that has been able to make Talk Fusion the talk of the town in the world of marketing since its launch. The video e-mail is used by thousands of businesses as well as self-employed freelancers for many years, and the entities that have used it have witnessed significant growth in their sales and overall revenue. The best part about the products of Talk Fusion is that it doesn’t cost much and are easily scalable as well as per the business’ requirements.


Talk Fusion has a wide array of products, and it continues to work on new products from time to time to ensure that the clients are catered with the marketing products that would help them reach out to their target audience more efficiently. Talk Fusion’s owner and founder Bob Reina believes that the video marketing is a form of marketing that the businesses should use more as it would help to improve the reputation of the companies offline as well as online. Talk Fusion has years of experience in the field of marketing and has a pool of marketing experts who keep a constant watch on the marketing trends and the needs of the businesses. It is what helps them to develop marketing products that are highly innovative and futuristic.


Talk Fusion recently became the talk of the town again when it launched the Fusion on the Go video chat app. It is a video chat app that is meant to be used by the businesses as well as by the individuals for personal use. It has new functionalities that the modern video chat apps in the market don’t have. It can be used to create chat rooms by the users, and multiple users can be added without any hassles, and it turns into a video conferencing solution. For companies looking for a video communication tool for their businesses, Fusion on the Go app is a perfect app they can rely on. Learn more:



Innovacare has been a leading health company in the provision of physician practice services and Medicare advantage plan, by creating and implementing innovative solutions through its medical service organization, clinical networks, and many others. It was founded in the year 1998 by Richard Shinto, who then became its CEO.

Richard joined North America medical management which later merged with the Straus group, acquired MMM in Puerto Rico, which then formed the innovacare health. The company has a leadership team of more than 100 years of experience.

Penelope Kokkinides is the chief administrative officer at innovacare, having joined the company in 2015. She has played a role as the chief operating officer and also as a vice president of the clinical operations. She attended a meeting at the state house, hosted by Donald Trump, whose aim was to discuss the federal health care legislation.

Madam Kokkinides pointed out on the advantages of funding for the Medicare services in Puerto Rico, stating that most of the people on the island would start looking for services elsewhere, due to the high cost of healthcare.

In the meeting, Donald Trump acknowledged the fact that women play a huge role in healthcare, considering the nurses, doctors and many health professionals. The meeting was attended by the CMS administrator Seema Verma among others.

In Puerto Rico, the company is headed by Rick Shinto who is the CEO and president. It has over 300 clinics in Canada, services offered by the company include physiotherapy, which helps the treat different people and diseases such as arthritis, sprains, sciatica and many more.

Physiotherapy is aimed at promoting perfect mobility and carrying out of physical activities, which helps to improve the quality of life. They massage therapy which focuses on the soft tissues and helps relieve anxiety, muscle tension, post-surgical rehabilitation.

All this are aimed at improving the overall well-being of an individual and promoting health. Acupuncture is also a service offered, which helps treat physical and mental diseases, by pricking the skin with needles. This method is a medical treatment for ulcers, headaches and many more.

They also offer chiropractic services, which is a service that focuses on the musculoskeletal system, and it does not alter with any parts of the body. It focuses on the pelvic, joints and nervous system. The values at Innovacare Health include providing quality medical care, growth as an organization, proving a strong patient-service provider relationship among others.


Luiz Carlos Trabuco Spent His Career Working For Bradesco

Luiz Carlos Trabuco started out at Bradesco because he knew the company would keep getting better. He also knew he had a lot to offer the company so he felt good doing things for it. As a banker, he made the right choices to get where he wanted to be and that showed him that things were getting better for the bank. As long as Luiz Carlos Trabuco knew how to help people, the bank would see positive opportunities that could come from it. Luiz Trabuco always relied on the help he could give people and the things that worked for the bank. It was his goal of giving back that made it easier for him to see how well things worked.

There were so many times when Luiz Carlos wanted to give up, but he didn’t. He felt good about the work he did and knew it was his job to keep giving people the options they needed. He also wanted everyone to see how far he had come from the beginning of his career as teller. He felt good about how he helped people and that’s what made sense to him. No matter the issues others had with the bank, Luiz Trabuco never experienced these issues. He never backed down and always stood up for the opportunities he had in the business. Luiz Trabuco had a lot of goals and stuck to those goals so he could keep helping the bank grow being the largest bank in Brazil.

Read more: Next Bradesco president to leave the bank’s board of directors, Says Trabuco

Even when things were difficult for others, Trabuco knew what to do to help people. He had a lot of faith in the way things worked and that’s how he always helped other people. He spent time trying to make it easier for his customers to do things right and get more from the bank. No matter what people did, they could experience positive opportunities thanks to the hard work he put in the business.

While Luiz Carlos Trabuco spent time trying to show people how things would work for him and in different situations, he knew what would happen and knew things would continue getting better. According to, Luiz Carlos Trabuco always tried showing people how things would change and felt it was important to give everyone the advice they needed. It was his goal of helping that made things better and made people aware of the positive experiences they could get from the business. His goals led him to the CEO position.

As long as Luiz Carlos Trabuco knew how to help and knew what the purpose of helping people was, he felt it was important to keep doing everything right. No matter what issues his clients had or what position the bank put him in, Luiz Trabuco prepared for it. He felt confident he could help and knew his experience paid off for the bank. Luiz Carlos also wanted people to continue seeing how he made things better for everyone who came to the bank as a client or even as an employee who wanted to work there.


Dr. Mark Mofid Visits Brazil to Study with Dr. Raul Gonzalez

Dr. Mark Mofid is a well-respected plastic surgeon out of La Jolla, California. He took a trip to Brazil in order to study the butt lift procedures from a country that specializes in such, versus America which doesn’t. He would work with a well-renowned plastic surgeon named, Dr. Raul Gonzalez. With this doctor, he would learn a lot of valuable information to take back to the United States, and he would create a new and improved butt implant that would make maters better for patients in the states.

Dr. Mark Mofid would travel to meet Dr. Raul Gonzalez in his home country. Dr. Gonzalez carries over 40 years of plastic surgery experience. His work has improved many aspects of the plastic surgery world and he has written on many topics in many prestigious publications. He is one of the pioneers of the buttocks plastic surgery. Dr. Mark Mofid would spend many hours with the doctor to improve the American way of butt implants. As the number of yearly butt implants in America is far below those of Brazil, countless American citizens fly to Brazil just to undergo such procedure. With this meeting, more Americans can stay right at home for a quality butt implant procedure. In addition to this meeting, he would learn how to create butt implants as well.

Through Dr. Mark Mofid’s studies with Dr. Gonzalez, he was able to figure a new way to develop butt implants. Through this new technolgy, the implants can safely apply directly to the gluteus maximus muscle. By applying this method, less errors are possible, creating more confidence in the patient, while in all, feeling better and looking a whole lot better than with many of the typical but implants of today. You can find more information on these butt implants online. The name which are given to these implants are CoutourFlex™ Gluteal Implant – Round (Natural Contour). Dr. Gonzalez has showed Dr. Mofid a lot of valuable insight on butt implants and good results have come.

Dr. Mark Mofid’s meeting with Dr. Raul Gonzalez went extremely well. He got some valuable information to take back to the states to improve butt implants in the America and has created a product that has improved the butt implant experience.

Rocketship Educations Map assessment success.

While the majority of schools use proficiency scores the majority of Nashville, Tennessee’s public schools are now using the NWEA measures of academic progress or otherwise known as map to see how much individual students have grown over the school year.


Over 7,400 schools and districts use Map assessments throughout the world including Rocketship Public Schools who’s been using the Map assessment since they opened their first school.


Where is proficiency scores are important they only tell whether or not a student is on a certain grade level. Map assessments show the growth of these students over a period of time instead of just where they ended up.


With the help of Map assessments the Memphis Rocketship public School was able to help 146 of their students achieve at or above average by the end of the year, when they all started below average. According to Rocketship Public school their children on average improved 1.35 years in math and 1.2 years in Reading within the last year.


Rocketship Education Public Schools is a group of elementary schools specifically designed for underserved communities with 85% of their students being low income households in the Bay area of California, Milwaukee, Nashville and Washington DC.


Rocketship public schools has a strong belief but every student deserves to dream and discover as well as develop their very own unique potential. The non-profit charter schools have a very strict set of values of authenticity, tenacity, Community, Innovation and excellence.


Founded in 2006 by John Banner and Preston Smith the the first non-profit charter school was opened in San Jose, California in 2007. After seeing the high success in state assessments with that first school over five years six more non-profit Charter Schools were added to the San Jose area.


In 2013 Rocketship Public School opened its first school in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and in 2014 continued to expand into Nashville, Tennessee. Finally opening a school in 2016 in Washington DC.

Ronald Fowlkes Talks About His Interest In The Military And Law Enforcement

Ronald Fowlkes grew up with a strong interest in the military. Once he graduated from high school he joined the United States Marine Corps. Once he finished his duty he moved to St. Louis and joined their SWAT team. While in the military and serving as a police officer he often came across really high-quality gear from a company called First Spears Product Development Group. He kept an eye out for their gear and used it pretty often.

When he left the police force Ronald Fowlkes got a job in the industry that supplies military forces and law enforcement officers with their gear. His first job in this industry was at Eagle Industries where he was the manager of business development. He then joined ITW where he had this position as well as handling military product sales. A long mission of sorts was completed when he joined First Spear as a co-owner. He is their director of business development which involves attending a lot of meetings with business associates and clients of his company.

First Spears makes money do marketing their products and attending trade shows, he says. He says most of their business, though comes from the field with people seeking out their gear. Ronald Fowlkes has developed contacts with people in the Department of Defense as well as law enforcement people on the state and local level. Additionally, about 35% of their business is done with NATO.

Ronald Fowlkes says that First Spears is a company that makes high-end equipment. He says he thinks of his company as the Gucci of the tactical world. Everything they make is made in the United States including all of the parts. He says his company gets a lot of repeat business and referrals from current customers because of the very high-quality craftsmanship of their products. They also offer a lifetime guarantee on everything they sell.

As a huge fan of hockey Ronald Fowlkes has a blog he uses to write about this sport. He also coaches in a youth hockey league. A recent article talked about Jeff Glass and how it took him 13 years to reach the NHL. He was very good at the junior hockey level but once he was in the minor leagues he struggled to play well. At age 32 he was finally able to play in his first NHL game and earned his first victory while allowing only three goals.


Clayton Hutson Discusses His Role as The Producer in Music Creation

Many of us have often wondered what in the wide world does a music producer do who doesn’t quite seem of this world. Clayton Hutson, music producer extraordinaire, gets asked that very question, all the time. “After I play these unexpected tracks for my family, friends and artists, they all ask me where it comes from or how do I manage to just instantaneously tap into something that sounds good.” He may not always have the answers but he does say without sounding too cocky “That I just have this uncanny ability to connect the technical and artistic sides of the journey from raw song to finished product. Music production has changed so much over the years. It has definitely morphed into something that none of us could have foreseen let alone imagined.”

Clayton Hutson was able to imagine a company that could deliver everything and anything a musician or producer could dream up. He wanted to be able to accomplish and create a show that could be conceptualized by an artist. “I have had several years working in the live entertainment industry as well as tour production. I was doing the work anyways so I thought, why not start my own company?” He has been busy and booked ever since. Currently working on a show for Kid Rock, he is up and on stage by 6:00 A.M. and usually the last to leave. “I like to get there before anyone else is does. I have to take mental snap shots of the entire stage, top to bottom so I can make sure that every angle, from A-Z gets covered.” It is this attention to detail and work ethic that has landed him gigs with artists like Pink, Guns and Roses and One Republic.

When asked if there are any new trends that he is excited about he enthusiastically says “Oh heck yes! Technology has totally evolved and has made the stage an instrument itself. It is because of this evolution that the end result, the final product is definitely a collaboration of my expertise and the artist’s vision. We all want people to walk away from our shows and think ‘Wow, that was epic!’ and that is truly happening.”

Working in the music industry has never been more exhilarating and at the same time more exhausting. Hutson assures his fans that he is here to stay. “I can be a crusty sour puss sometimes, especially if I have been working 48 hours straight. But something I have learned is that people, my clients, would rather have an old curmudgeon who is competent at his job than a Pollyanna who has nothing but smiles and excuses.” Learn more:



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Bradesco Chairman Luiz Carlos Trabuco Wants His New CEO, Octavio Lazari, To Follow The Bank’s Management Model

Bankers are a different business breed of businessmen in Brazil. Brazilian bankers know how to avoid economic downturns and government corruption. Brazilian banks make money in the good times and in the bad times. Luiz Carlos Trabuco proved that statement when Bradesco profit numbers came out in 2016 and in 2017. Bradesco may be number two in terms of assets under management, but in terms of producing record-breaking profit, Bradesco has few peers. Bradesco investors know Luiz Carlos Trabuco is responsible for the bank’s success. But investors know he doesn’t work alone. Ex-Chairman Lázaro de Mello Brandão is an important part of the Trabuco team even though Brandão was not as active as he was in years past.

At 91, Brandão earned the title the oldest banker on the planet according to Trabuco and Brandão are a good team, but it’s time for Brandão to step down. Brandão started banking in 1943, and Trabuco came on board in 1969. Both men have the tenure, and the banking knowledge to make Itaú executives stay up at night. Itaú is Brazil’s largest private bank, but Bradesco is Brazil’s most friendly bank when it comes to offering diverse banking services.

Read more: Bradesco anuncia Octavio Lazari no lugar de Luiz Carlos Trabuco

Breaking up the Brandão, Trabuco team makes some investors nervous. 2018 is going to be a crucial year for Brazil. New mobile banking services, as well as new credit opportunities, are important in the largest country in South America, so Trabuco, Brandão and the Board of Directors had to pick the right Trabuco successor from a pool of internal candidates. The seven candidates know what Trabuco wants the bank to accomplish in 2018, so picking one vice-president to replace Trabuco wasn’t an easy task. But after three months of debate and internal research, Octavio Lazari, Bradesco’s insurance vice-president got the job. Lazari will be the new CEO when shareholders vote on March 12th.

Octavio and Trabuco are from the same banking era. Lazari’s background is more financial than Trabuco’s, but both men know how to make money. And the important thing is they know how to make money together. Brandão won’t be around to clean up mistakes if they occur. But Mr. Trabuco is a master when it comes to team building and executive fluency in the main banking segments. As Chairman his job will be profit fluency along with executive proficiency. Lazari will take over as the front man for Bradesco, but he will still have Trabuco’s vice-president team to support him. Four members of that team will also be board members after the March 12th meeting according to

Shareholders expect another record-breaking profit year in 2018, and they believe Trabuco, Lazari, and the executive team will keep the bank on track during the presidential election and the formation of a new government. Trabuco has a lot of experience dealing with government changes. Lazari also has what it takes in terms of financial talent and management effectiveness to keep Bradesco shareholders happy in 2018. In a world where Trump is changing the trade rules, anything can happen, but Trabuco and Lazari already have a profit plan that will work in spite of Trump’s trade war sword rattling.

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The New Trends In The Academy Of Art University

Last September, the Academy of Art University held its 21st Annual runway showcase. The designers were recent graduates from around the world with collections of all kinds. In the audience was Sara Kozlowski of CDFA and Ms. J Alexander of Top Model. This show was the culmination of months of hard work and late nights for these students.


About the Academy


The Academy of Art University is located in the heart of San Francisco. More than 90 of their students have been honored for advancements in their fields. There have been nearly 100 Oscar nods from their students and alum. They have programs in design, liberal arts, entertainment, and fine art. It is one of the largest privately owned Art Schools in the United States.


The Academy’s Roots


The Academy was founded in 1929 by Richard S. Stevens under the name of Academy of Advertising Art. Stevens was a painter and magazine editor. He led the university until 1951 when his son took over. The academy continued to be family when Stevens grandaughter took over in 1992. Elisa Stevens has since taken the academy to new heights including this runway show.


What the Academy Offers


Currently, the academy has over 18,000 students and is the largest accredited private art & design university in the nation. They have programs in Acting, Advertising, Architecture, Art History, Fashion, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Motion Pictures & Television, Photography, Web Design & more. Some of the alum includes actress Lauren Conrad and Heidi Montag, actress and singer Raven Symone, fashion designer Kara Laricks, and make-up artist Rick Baker who is best known for winning an academy award for his work on Maleficent.


The show was a huge success and included works from Jelly Shan, Ryan Yu, Cana Klebanoff, Saya Shen, Carlos Rodriguez, Diane Marie Lam, Eden Slezin, and Hailun Zhou. One thing is for sure, we expect great things from these designers in the future.