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Troy McQuagge received the CEO of the year decoration at the prestigious One Planet Awards. The One Planet Awards are frequently held to recognize and appreciate those excelling in business across the world. Organizations from all over the world – both private and public, large or small, for-profit or non-profit, are eligible to submit nominations and more information click here.

Upon receiving the award, Troy dedicated the award to his team and thanked everyone who contributed to making USHEALTH Group the great company it is today. Troy’s mission through the company is to make healthcare affordable by coming up with innovative solutions for the same.

Mr. Troy McQuagge joined the company in 2010 with strong desire to turn the company around by rebuilding its distribution agency – USHEALTH Advisors. His success on this project is what led to his election as the president and CEO of the company in 2014. USHEALTH group has achieved unprecedented success and recorded a 500% growth rate through Troy’s leadership.

About One Planet Award

These awards are meant to acknowledge companies for their business success in categories like new products, teams, executives, services, PR, marketing and corporate organizations all over the world and learn more about Troy.

About USHEALTH Group, Inc

USHEALTH Group, Inc is an insurance company in Ft. Worth, Texas that provides health coverage to self-employed individuals, start-ups, and small business owners. USHEALTH Group is focused on working with its employees and agents to sell competitive, profitable insurance and providing excellent customer services.

About Troy McQuagge

Mr. McQuage has over 30 years experience in the insurance industry. His first job in the sector was at Allstate Insurance company in 1983. He later joined HealthMarkets in 1995 where he set up two largest insurance sales organizations in America. He became the president of UICI’s Insurance Agency, UGA in 1997. The company recorded annual sales records of up to $1 Billion and its agency marketing group announced the Insurance Sales Organization of the year.

Troy did his B.A from the Universtiy of Central Florida.

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

Thor Halvorssen is one of the world’s best known human rights activists, but even the Venezuelan born activist has had to fight against what he feels is an unfair view of the political world that dominates activists in the majority of arenas. Also a popular and successful Hollywood film producer, Thor Halvorssen has found himself at the forefront of the production of a series of movies that reflect his own interests in human rights in both the documentary and science fiction genres.

It is difficult to see how Thor Halvorssen could be seen as attempting to do as much good as possible through his work with the Human Rights Foundation and the associated Oslo Freedom Forum. Halvorssen created the Human Rights Foundation and set about creating an organization that is fiercely proud of its independence from political and financial interference; the University of Pennsylvania graduate does not allow financial donors to provide any direction in terms of the areas of interest or political ideologies.

Despite the decision and actions of Thor Halvorssen to guard the independence of the Human Rights Foundation he has often faced problems because of the fact he is willing to accept any financial donations for his group as long as the terms he has laid down upon creating the Human Rights Foundation are honored by these donors. Halvorssen points to a short meeting with philanthropist Sigrid Rausing who Halvorssen highlights as an example of the problems facing the activism community as the left wing donor refused to be associated with any group accepting donations from a range of organizations on the political spectrum. Thor Halvorssen has been a major part of the human rights activism community who states his Human Rights Foundation has secured the release of political prisoners and battled oppressive regimes in many of the farthest flung areas of the world.

 

Cancer has long been the single most dangerous affliction facing humanity at large. Those that are fortunate enough to survive their battle against cancer still suffer the debilitating symptoms brought upon by the disease itself and the very treatments designed to combat it. Though devastating, cancer is completely an issue that can be solved with the right tools and resources available to the right doctors and specialist.

The doctors of Chicago’s University of Chicago gained such a tool in their fight to better treat those in their care. Tempus, the creation of Groupon founder Eric Lefkofsky, has partnered with the medical establishment and has provided the oncology departments with access to their state of the art data collection and analyzation programs. Tempus will aid doctors by collecting and analyzing data collected from thousands of breast cancer patients to help researchers and doctors find any similarities between the data that can be used to improve treatments.The disease as dangerous as it is, has very little collected data on the patients that battle the disease.

Dr. Olufunmilayo Olopade, Dean for Global Health at the University of Chicago spoke about the lack of usable data in a statement made to press, “This forces too many physicians to make treatment decisions without the benefit of highly specific genetic information that could help them make better informed and precisely targeted decisions.” She continued, “We are excited to partner with Tempus on this initiative and eager to support its efforts to build the largest clinically annotated molecular data set in breast cancer.”The partnership comes on the heels of a string of new partnerships between the tech start-up and other establishments who are embroiled in the fight to end cancer. The start-up that sprung into the scene earlier last year has quickly gone from unknown start-up to leading the charge among tech start-ups in the fight to end cancer.

People might not recognize the name of Ryan Emmons, but they most likely have heard of his Waiakea water brand of bottled water. Even though this brand is relatively new in the bottled water market it has increased the overall sales of bottled water significantly.

Launched in 2012, this brand had an extraordinary rate of growth in its first three years of sales, jumping from 2,304 cases sold yearly to more than 122,000. This type of growth is unprecedented in the bottled water industry and is due in large part to the way co-founder Ryan Emmons chose to market his brand.

The Health Benefits

At just 22 years old, Ryan Emmons knew it would be difficult to enter the market with a new brand of bottled water, let alone outshine his competitors. Choosing to market Waiakea water as a premium brand he decided to focus on the aspects that mattered most to the average consumer.

Since the water is sourced from a natural underground spring, Mr. Emmons chose to advertise the health benefits associated with drinking the water. According to Gust, the water emerging at Waiakea springs travels through several layers of rock, which enhance it with beneficial minerals. Combined with a natural pH level, this brand of water is better at hydrating the body.

Sustainability

The spring where Waiakea water is sourced from is located in a protected forest area on the big island of Hawaii. The water itself comes from the rain that falls on the Mauna Loa volcano. The rainfall in this region continually replenishes the source of the water so the surrounding environment is never depleted of its natural resources.

The fact that the water comes from a sustainable source, combined with the remote location of the region, also proved to be a beneficial selling point. With an annual growth rate of 170 percent, Ryan Emmons has proved that a good strategy in marketing can definitely conquer the disadvantage of being a young entrepreneur.

Learn more about Waiakea Water: http://www.aquagrade.com/bottle/waiakea-hawaiian-volcanic-water/