Robert Ivy appointed the New AIA’s Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer

     Robert Ivy has been named the executive vice president and chief executive officer of The American Institute of Architects. Taking over the position from February 1, 2011, Ivy will manage the company’s office in Washington, DC. Running an office with 206 employees and $56 million annual budget, he will control operations regarding design and practice issues.

Robert will also support AIA members through collaborative efforts with national and global divisions. AIA is a United based company supporting architects and other professionals in the construction and design industry. The organization was established in 1857 and currently has over 90,000 licensed architects and related professionals who are members.

George Miller, AIA 2010 President said that they are thrilled to have Robert occupying the position. He revealed that Robert possesses the kind of corporate leadership skills and experience sought by the board. He welcomed him to the institute and thanked the outgoing EVP/CEO for his devotion and diligent leadership. FAIA 2011 President, Clark Manus expressed his delight to start working with Robert. He declared it a fundamental moment for both AIA and the industry at large. Clark explained that the business should take advantage of emerging opportunities regardless of the difficult times in the past.

Robert Ivy said that he has always been proud to be part of a brand that stands for professional ethics and topmost standards of design. This illustrates the significance of design to clients and the society. Robert expressed his anticipation to working with the Board, staff, and components to enhance the business for the benefit of present and future members. He added that he was committed to the position as well as success and practices of members.

Since 1996, Robert has been the company’s Editor in Chief of Architectural Record. He also served as the VP and Editor Director for McGraw-Hill Construction. McGraw-Hill Construction is responsible for the editorial quality of construction and design publications. Prior to joining AIA, Ivy had served Dean/Dale, Dean and Ivy as the managing partner for around 14 years.

Robert has contributed greatly to the architectural industry including addressing environmental, social and political issues affecting the business. Due to his efforts, Ivy has received several awards and recognition. He was honored with the Crane Award and documented Master Architect by Alpha Rho Chi in 2009 and 2010 respectively. Robert holds a Bachelor of Arts and Masters in Architecture from the University of the South and Tulane University respectively.

Dr. David Samadi to Host an Informative Show Beginning this Month

     With an upsurge in diseases such as diabetes—thanks to our sedentary lifestyles and poor eating habits—afflicting Americans, what a better way to sensitize the public on health issues than a live broadcast? Beginning this month, Dr. David Samadi, Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, will host “Sunday Housecall with Dr. David Samadi.” As the name suggests, the live broadcast will air every Sunday commencing at 12:30 pm ET. The program will be available to viewers via social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter and streaming sites such as YouTube and Dr. SamadiTv.com.

Dr. David Samadi will host various specialists on his show. Some of the guests will include medical practitioners, physicians, and health & wellness experts, among other guests. The guests will engage in an array of topics including recent developments in the medical field, health issues, and treatment tips. Viewers of the broadcast will benefit from the resourcefulness of the panelists by calling or emailing questions on health topics such as prostate health, sexual health, and food & diet, among other pertinent topics. Dr. David Samadi affirms that knowledgeable specialists will answer viewers’ questions either during or after the show. Presently, Dr. David Samadi is on the lookout for medical or health practitioners to become part of his show. He is targeting professionals who have authored book(s) touching on health or whose products have been peer reviewed. Interested professionals can reach Dr. David Samadi’s office through 212-365-5000.

Dr. David Samadi is probably one of the best medical professionals to host a medical show owing to his experience in the field. The board-certified Urologist is respected for his expansive knowledge in the diagnosis and treatment urologic diseases and various types of cancers. Over the years, he has specialized in laparoscopic radical prostatectomy and laparoscopic robotic radical prostatectomy which are essential in the minimally invasive control of prostate cancer. Dr. Samadi’s life is dedicated to early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of prostate cancer. He hopes to enlighten the world about prostate cancer which has taken the lives of many men; the disease is considered number two killer of men.

Dr. Samadi is an American of Iranian descent. When he left Iran in 1979 following the Iranian revolution, he remained passionate about education. He attended schools in London and Belgium before leaving for the U.S. It is in the U.S that Dr. Samadi graduated from high school and attended university.

Salvi Rafael Folch Viadero on Motivation

     Salvi Rafael Folch Viadero has more than dominated Mexico’s media coverage and presses time and time again, and he does it with a positive smile on his face, for this man certainly knows what it means to serve the masses and love on them. He is one proud Mexican media anchor who is a viable authority on all hot topics of debate today, especially as they relate to Mexico and its past, present and future; he and his Grupo Televisa S.A.B. teammates and partners certainly hope for the best for this country as it moves forward, and their coverage of both local and global events would not say otherwise. Salvi Rafael Folch Viadero, we thank you and Grupo Televisa S.A.B. for your dedicated service of so many years – and even many more to come, hopefully; Mexicans everywhere can only hope for the best.

Salvi Rafael Folch Viadero has taught and mentored several aspiring young media and news leaders within Mexico as well, men and women in whom he has personally seen the uncapped potential for greater things; such people he has taken under his wing many a time – and gladly. He and his business are always on the scout for new talent, faces and stories that have not yet made the news or become a part of Mexico’s ever-growing legacy and its unique contribution to world society at large. If you see this as a position for you in days to come, and you are no less than a fully legal Mexican citizen living in or out of the country, then you may feel free to apply anywhere as Grupo Televisa has job openings all around the globe: Just remember that if you do not give it a shot, you may never have known what it was like.