The President and Chief Executive Officer of USHEALTH Group, Inc., Troy McQuagge, has been named as the Gold Winner of the CEO Of the Year award for 2016. This award is given out by One Planet Awards and is a global competition that recognizes distinction in professionalism across all industries. Nominations for the award are submitted from around the world and includes both public and private companies and non-profits.
McQuagge began his work with USHEALTH Group in 2010. His first task with the company was to rebuild its captive distribution agency network which had been neglected previously to his arrival. His success with this urgent manner is what led to him being named the President and CEO of the company in 2014.
In a statement, Troy McQuagge said that it was an honor to be named by One Planet Awards and he accepted it on behalf of everyone that works for the company. He went on to say that their success was due to offering affordable healthcare solutions to their customers that can meet their changing needs.
USHEALTH Group is an insurance company that offers specialized policies to their clients including small business owners and the self-employed. Among their products are life, dental, vision, and short-term accidental disability income insurance.
Troy McQuagge earned his Bachelor’s degree in Legal Studies at the University of Central Florida in 1983. He started his professional career working for Allstate Insurance Company as an agent. In 1995 he went to United Insurance Companies, Inc. and became the President of their insurance agency, UGA, in 1997. In 2006 the company was purchased and renamed HealthMarkets, with him eventually being named as President of the company. Under his leadership the company surpassed $1 billion in annual sales.
In addition to his work Troy McQuagge is involved in a number of charitable activities. He donates his time and money to a variety of charities including HopeKids Phoenix, HopeKids Dallas, and the Semper Fi Fund. Another nonprofit that he is involved with is Crisis Nursery Phoenix which is a shelter for children suffering abuse, neglect, or homelessness.