Troy McQuagge, USHEALTH Group CEO, is the 2016 One Planet Awards Gold Winner CEO of the Year. This honor is no surprise for anyone who is familiar with Troy and his dedication to excellence. Upon joining USHEALTH Group in 2010, Troy McQuagge began to apply the initiative and skill necessary to compete and succeed in the aggressive market of individual health insurance. After rebuilding the group’s distribution agency, USHEALTH Advisors, Troy became President and CEO in 2014. With him at the helm, USHEALTH Group, Inc. has enjoyed unprecedented success.
In response to the award, Troy indicated that it is an honor to receive the recognition from One Planet Awards, according to a PRWEB press release from January 10, 2017. However, he did not try to take all the credit for himself. Instead, he congratulated everyone at USHEALTH Group for the “… company’s ongoing commitment to solve the healthcare affordability problem for customers by providing them with innovative coverage that can grow as their healthcare needs grow.”
Troy began his career in the health insurance industry after graduating from University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Legal Studies. At UCF, he was both Tennis All American and Academic All American. Following college, he joined Allstate Insurance in 1983, and later moved to UICI/Health Market where he worked for more than ten years before ending up at USHEALTH.
Aside from being a successful corporate executive, Troy spends his time volunteering and donating to several non-profits and charities including the Simper Fi Fund, HopeKids Dallas and Phoenix, the Crisis Nursery Phoenix and Trinity Habitat for Humanities, according to Troy’s LinkedIn profile.
One Planet Awards is a global program that honors business professionals from every industry throughout the world. The program’s coveted honors are dispensed in several categories including executives, teams, new products and services, PR, marketing and corporate communications, according to PRWEB.