The American Institute of Architects, or AIA, offers government advocacy, education, public outreach, and community redevelopment in support of the architecture profession. This professional organization also tries to improve the professions public image. They work with the members of the building industry to help coordinate the design and construction team.
Important People and Designations
Robert Ivy is the CEO of the AIA and Thomas V. Vonier is currently the president. They have both received the most prestigious honor which is the designation of Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. This is awarded to the members who’ve made contributions have national significance to the architecture profession. About 2%, or a little more than 2,600, have been awarded this designation. Over 90,000 licensed architects and other professionals are currently members. Membership in the AIA includes five levels:
Architect membersAssociate membersInternational associate membersEmeritus membersAllied members
Purpose of the AIA
The AIA tries to meet the needs of architects around the United States by helping to raise public awareness of architectures value and how important good design is. They speak with a united voice to help influence government practices that have to do with the profession. The AIA keeps tabs on the legislature and regulatory actions concerning them and uses its membership to help influence federal, state, and local decision-making on these policies. Check out on youtube.com to know more abou AIA.
Where It Began
The American Institute of Architects began in 1857 in New York City. A group including 13 architects formed to elevate the profession’s standing in the United States. Prior to the AIA’s establishment, anyone could say they were an architect since there were no schools for architecture or licensing laws concerning architecture in the United States.
The AIA has improved the field of architecture by banning together and making the profession more trustable. By including licensing and educating those wishing to become architects, they have made housing in the Unites States safer for those living inside of them.
Mr. Shiraz Boghani is the chairman and founding partner of Sojourn Hotels LLP. Mr. Shiraz Boghani is also a partner of Sussex Health Care Limited. With his many accomplishments, he is also the managing partner at The Splendid Hotels Group where he is also the director. Mr. Shiraz Boghani has successfully overseen the hotel portfolios well as single asset deals including the Sojourn Hotels. In England and Wales, Mr. Shiraz is a Fellow Institute of Chartered Accounts and has an excellent relationship with Europe’s top funders. The Sussex Health Care was founded in 1985, and today it comprises of 18 care homes with more than five hundred beds, and it also has well-experienced professionals who provide excellent services for the customers. He is originally from Kenya, and Shiraz Boghani arrived in the United Kingdom in the year 1969 where he started his training as an accountant in a small firm of charted accountants before moving to Thomson McClintock. Mr. Shiraz being an innovative and forward thinking he is quick to spot business and development opportunities.
Mr. Shiraz is the winner of the hotelier of the year 2016 as the chairman of The Splendid Hospitality Group in the award by the Asian Business Award. Shiraz owns and manages well over 19 trading hotels in the United Kingdom and has an experience of over 30 years. He was among the first to announce hotels with limited service brands in the early 1900s. Mr. Boghani gives support to the United Kingdom-based and registered foundation under the name Aka Khan Foundation and the global network of Aga Khan Development. While expressing his joy during the award presentation, mister Shiraz Boghani said he was excited to be part of the Splendid Hospitality group’s success story. He also praised the efforts by the highly qualified executive, management, and the staff. Splendid Hospitality Group’s CEO applauded Shiraz Boghani played a major role in elevating the company to the position it is today among the fastest-growing private hotels in the United Kingdom.
Splendid Hospitality Group is one of the fastest growing privately owned Hotels in the United Kingdom with 20 hotels and over 2000 beds, and this is a big statement to the inspiration and dedication and tough work of mister Shiraz according to the Chief Executive Officer of the Splendid Hospitality Group. Splendid Hospitality Group enjoys overwhelming support from other major brands such as Hilton, Choice, and Accor.it has hotels ranging from limited services to luxury.
Shiraz Boghani has recently launched other projects for Hilton London Bankside. The vibrant Bankside will be home to the stylish project in London he also has an additional flagship project in The Grand Hotel. This projects will take the Splendid Hospitality Group to the next level.
Troy McQuagge, the CEO of USHEALTH Group, Inc. was awarded as the “Gold Winner” CEO of the year by One Planet. One Planet holds it annual prestigious event to those who have shown exemplary leadership and business skills in their respective companies. Companies in a global scale are welcomed to submit their own nominations for various categories: public, private, profit, non-profit, large businesses, small businesses, and startups.
McQuagge was very honored to receive the highest award in the said event. He mentioned that the award ultimately belongs to the company and the people who allowed to make USHEALTH Group, Inc. happen. He continues on to state their company’s commitment to provide families access to affordable healthcare options and healthcare coverage suitable to their individual needs.
CEO Mr. McQuagge first started in USHEALTH in 2010. The company soared to new heights when he was given the task to remake their distribution agency called USHEALTH Advisors. Equipping the Advisors led to the company’s increased success and McQuagge eventually became the CEO of USHEALTH Group, Inc. in 2014. The business profits have significantly increased during his stay at USHEALTH, and has become one of the most competitive in the healthcare coverage industry.
About Mr. Troy McQuagge
Troy McQuagge is has been in the field of sales and has been an entrepreneur since early years of his career. He also has an expertise in corporate leadership. He graduated from UCF in Florida and is presently residing at Coppell. Texas. He is managing the company USHEALTH and their affiliated Advisors. His expertise in the field of business and sales has allowed him to garner recognition within and outside his company.
McQuagge started his career within the field of insurance health sales. In 1983, he was part of the Allstate Insurance. He then worked for UICI/Health Market during the mid-90s. He joined USHEALTH in 2010 and become CEO for the said company in 2014.
Mr. McQuagge was responsible for the strategies implemented and profitability obtained by USHEALTH. The company was said to capture sales for clients under the age of 65. He was able to design an Agency Platform in order to achieve the company’s growth goals. The growth of the company was due to the Agency Platform, creating a funnel for clients to avail of the health coverage services.
A dynamic, motivated, and passionate individual, Mr. Troy McQuagge has an expertise in sales and insurance industry for over three decades. He is driven in achieving results for the company where he is working in–even in the midst of high competition. He always aims for growth and exceptional service for their clients. Mr. McQuagge is an expert in resolving high-level company issues with excellent communication skills and inherent leadership. Learn more:https://www.slideshare.net/USHealthGroupNews/us-health-news
Gregory James Aziz is a household name within Hamilton, Ontario region, having been born, educated, and later becoming a popular businessman in the region. Gregory James Aziz, commonly known as Greg Aziz or Gregory. J .Aziz aged 68, is an innovative and value-driven individual, who has held the highest position at the National Steel Car, from 1994, as the President, and the CEO. This company is the leading railroad freight and tank car manufacturing company in North America.
With a strong education background of Ridley College and University of Western Ontario, provides a foundation for Greg’s leadership at the National Steel Car. It’s his leadership that has propelled this company to the level it is. In addition, his family background of entrepreneurship (wholesale food business) has equipped him with adequate skills on how to run a business.
Success is a journey that James Aziz clearly understands, and like many successful investors, he has worked in other firms that laid a foundation for his career. He has served in the corporate world and acquired skills that help in the transformation of the leading railroad manufacturer in North America, such as team building. As a result, under his watchful eyes, the company has created employment to more than 4,000workers, and the production capacity has risen to about 14,000 rail cars per year.
Being a leader of National Steel Car is an indication that James Aziz is dedicated to success. This is why under his leadership the company has scooped several awards, like the TTX SECO award. In addition, it has gained trust from other companies like Canpotex, that prefer its services, with a recent tender to manufacture 700 railcars, worth $70 million.
Greg Aziz is passionate about serving and giving back to the Hamilton, Ontario community that is his home backyard. He is associated with sponsoring the Theater Aquarius, The United Way, Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, and the Hamilton Opera. Additionally, every year, Greg Aziz and the family organize a party for all their present and past employees and their families called the National Steel Car Christmas Party. This is an indication of how Greg values team work and above all his appreciation to his workforce, whom he sees as the cornerstone of his company. This is one recipe why the company has led in the manufacturing industry for decades. The other cause he supports is the employment of the residents of Hamilton, Ontario in his company, which demonstrates his passion in growing together with his community. Click Here for more information.
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The Atlanta Hawks, an organisation of the National Basketball Association was the center of a heated dispute between two groups. Th AHBE, the previous ownership of the Hawks organization led by Bruce Levenson, filed a lawsuit against an insurance company based in New Hampshire. They(AHBE) claimed that the New Hampshire Insurance company violated a clause in the contract in which employers get covered for losses in relation to employee policies, or in other significant acts such as being improperly terminated from their jobs. Danny Ferry, former general manager of the Hawks and the Hawks organization mutually agreed to buyout the remaining Time of his contract. However, according to the lawsuit, the AIG(New Hampshire Insurance agency) refused to provide paid coverage between Ferry and the Hawks organization. Furthermore, the AHBE was looking for an extra fifty percent penalty of attorney costs and most importantly, unpaid losses.
Bruce Levenson was the former owner of the aforementioned Atlanta Hawks, http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/11493472/jason-whitlock-bruce-levenson-atlanta-hawks. He co-founded Atlanta Spirit LLC(changed to Atlanta Hawks LLC)and the Unit Communications group in 1977. His other works include being a philanthropist, a motivational speaker and being a board member of TechTarget, which is a media based company that specializes in IT. Born in Washington DC, Levenson came from a Jewish family. Levenson attended Washington University and later on graduated from law school at American University. In 1977, Levenson an his friend co-founded the United Communications Group (UCG), a private business company that has business practices in just about everything. Levenson’s entrepreneurship abilities ros to new levels, as from that moment on, he and the Atlanta Spirit LLC purchased the Hawks, Phillips Arena and the formerly Atlanta Thrashers (an NHL organization). Levenson’s charitable works are also known as he once served as president of the “I have a Dream Foundation”, an organization which helps children from low income families to pursue a higher education. Information above courtesy of Wikipedia.org.
The plan is for the Squaw Valley expansion to move forward according to the kunr.org post. In a recent interview, Andy Wirth explains how the Placer County Planning Commission gave their approval for the expansion to move forward.
Squaw Valley is happy to know that they gave the approval for more transit and transportation. Jesse Patterson disagrees stating he does not believe that there needs to be more traffic. Andy spoke of the possibility of Ford Motor funding the mass transit addition in the future.
Mr. Patterson was skeptical, to say the least. Lake Tahoe and the surrounding areas are in need of transportation improvements. The area is hoping that something can get done in the future.
Lake Tahoe is a beautiful area with a large lake surrounded by wooded areas and nature. This lake is the highlight of the summer season because of the boating and skiing. Some fishing takes place and some swimming in particular areas is common.
Lake Tahoe is especially beautiful when the snow is layering the ground. The white covering is a nice backdrop for the seasonal skiers that visit. The Reno-Tahoe area of the airport is happy to have Chairman Andy Wirth as part of their team. He will be working on the marketing and reputation of the Tahoe airport.
Andy also loves to skydive and participate in sports. Recently he was injured when he fell while skydiving in a vineyard. His arm was almost totally and permanently detached when it hit and was ripped off by a post in the vineyard. Emergency surgery saved his arm and he is very thankful to the people that took care of him. He now supports several charities and is thankful that someone took the time to watch out for him.
According to TohoeTopia, Andy was also very thankful and happy to have a wonderful wife. She works in real estate law and lives with Andy in Truckee California. They love doing the same things most couples do such as dinners out and travel. Wintertime brings on snow activities and summer is the time for the Ironman competition and nature hikes. Lake Tahoe has a lot to offer people any time of the year and should be one place you chose to put on a bucket list.