President and CEO of USHEALTH, Troy McQuagge, was honored by the One Planet Awards earlier this year for his leadership and success at the helm of a previously slumping company. Newly minted CEO of the year, 2016, Mr. Troy McQuagge was hired in 2010 and a only years later was voted to his current role after turning around the USHEALTH Advisors branch of the company. In his tenure as the Chief Executive Officer, the company surpassed expectations in all areas of the business, growing to over $1 billion in annual sales. The share price has increased over 1000% since he joined the company.
USHEALTH is an insurance company devoted to those individuals not covered through employment. This ends up being many entrepreneurs and small business owners. In a turbulent time politically for the healthcare industry given the uncertainty of the implementation and debated repeal of nthe Affordable Care Act, USHEALTH managed to blossom, a testament to the vision and execution vision of McQuagge.
One Planet Award winners are nominated by peers and colleagues and chosen from a vast array of industries, sectors and countries. Mr. McQuagge, with 33 years of experience in the industry, accepted the award humbly, thanking his team, without whom, no growth nor award would be possible. He also alluded to the lofty goal of solving the “healthcare affordability problem” which he hopes to continue to tackle in future years, allowing customers to customize a plan that adjusts as their needs adjust.
McQuagge is a gradate of the University of Central Florida with a BA in Legal Studies. Currently in Fort Worth, TX, he devotes much of his time not spent on growing a successful insurance firm, giving back to the community through various charitable efforts with organizations such as Semper Fi Fund and HopeKids.