Thor Halvorssen and the Fight for Human Rights

The Human Rights Foundation is an organization dedicated to the protection of human rights and is at the forefront in actively engaging governments, organizations and individuals to advance its cause. If you have heard of it, then it was probably in a setting where it was defending the rights of some oppressed people in America and other parts of the world. At the helm of the Human Rights Foundation is Thor Leonardo Halvorssen Mendoza, the man who founded the organization in 2005 while still in his mid-20’s. Over the years the group has grown to become one of the foremost defenders of human rights across the globe even though it boasts a very modest staff of just 12 employees.

Thor Halvorssen is a man who has dedicated his life, through the Human Rights Foundation, to the fight for justice among the oppressed. He is particularly passionate about defending the rights and freedoms of people who are being punished for having the courage to stand up to the authorities of the day and to tell them whenever they were going wrong. Working with defectors and dissidents, or people who are deemed as troublemakers out to challenge established authorities is one of his deepest passions. This is evident right from the kind of people he works with at the organization.

Thor Halvorssen comes from a long line of freedom fighters, local activists, and heads of state. Being a person of mixed heritage, half Norwegian and half Venezuelan, Thor understands life on both sides of the racial divide and part of his work involves activities meant to bridge that gap. And he does not just talk the talk; he walks it too. The number of beatings and time served behind bars that Thor has had to go through in his work as a human rights activist is clear evidence of that fact.

http://nypost.com/2017/01/10/how-venezuelas-corrupt-socialists-are-looting-the-country-to-death/

Gold Winner Troy McQuagge Recognized for USHEALTH Group’s Success

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.

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/01/prweb13954535.htm