One of the most efficient ways of enlightening a professional group is through publications. In 1996, Robert Ivy started this engaging and demanding journey of making the architectural world one of the best professionals in the world. For years, his contributions in this professional world have redefined the position of architects in the world of professionalism. Under Architectural Record, Ivy was able to raise some significant concerns about the profession, which fortunately are no longer a challenge.
Due to his impressive approach to design and architecture, it is remarkable to note that Robert Ivy has been part of different architectural jurists. In these different jurists, his contributions on selecting the best designers and architects have made some significant projects successful. National Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial, for example, is a perfect illustration of his keen eye on design. Robert Ivy was part of the panel that selected Frank Gehr.
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Due to his massive contributions to the architectural world, Robert Ivy is one of the most respected people within the circles of the architectural world as well as the creativity and design world. He is one of the few peoples that have been honored by different professional bodies. Some of these honors include premier magazine award, which is one of the most prestigious awards in the world of publications and the prestigious American Society of Magazine Editors National Magazine Award. Nine years ago, he was the winner of Crain Award, due to his contributions to the world of business. According to pundits, Crain Award is one of the most prestigious awards an individual can get in the world of business, and it is impressive to note that Robert Ivy is the recipient.
Currently, he is part of the expansive American Institute of Architects as CEO. This organization has given him the platform to continue influencing the world of architecture in a more professional capacity. It is also through this platform that Robert Ivy is bringing professional together with the aim of making their interests have a voice in the international spaces of policy formulation. In just three years, his efforts have started becoming fruitful through massive considerations in the current policies.
Tony Petrello is a top American corporate executive. He leads a company known as Nabors Industries located in Texas. It is an oil and natural gas exploration and drilling company operating worldwide. There are ongoing works in 25 countries. Tony Petrello has been the face of success in this company. Since he joined, the company has been on a progressive journey, expanding its business activities in all areas.
Before Anthony Petrello joined Nabors in 1991, it was just another company on the list of companies in the energy sector. However, afterward, everything changed. The CEO has helped it move to the top of the list as a top company not only in the country but worldwide. He has assisted the company to make huge acquisitions of rival companies which have assisted it to expand rapidly. The company has also partnered with other players in the industry to make the industry efficiently. Recently, Nabors Industries entered into a partnership with the biggest oil company in the world from Saudi Arabia. Nabors is to offer drilling services to the company which is worth over $10 trillion.
Before he came to this company, Tony Petrello was a lawyer. Yes! A lawyer turned corporate executive. This does not happen often. You have to be very good for any company to trust you with management when you apparently have no experience managing any other company. Petrello was working with Baker & McKenzie, a law firm with offices in New York. It is here where he met the management of Nabors who were his clients. After helping them solve a few issues facing the company, they realized he was actually brilliant and could help them in running the company. That is when they hired him and offered him the position of the Chief Operating Officer.
This was not the only twist in his life. Before Tony Petrello became a lawyer, he was a mathematician. He holds a masters in mathematics from the Yale University. In what was a surprising turn of events while in high school, he was spotted by the University for being exceptionally talented and given the scholarship to study at their campus. He was also to be mentored by the then professor of mathematics at the university known as Serge Lang. Together, they had very good chemistry which saw them work on various mathematical theories. Tony Petrello was not interested in becoming a mathematician. After his masters, he dropped out of the career and started law studies at the Harvard School of law.