Visionary World Academy Honors Sheldon Lavin with the 2016 Global Visionary Award.Sheldon Lavin, CEO of OSI Group is the recipient of the 2016 Global Visionary Award, announced in the company’s news press release, on March 1st, 2016. The entrepreneur, executive, and philanthropist started his career as a banking professional. Later, he opened his own financial consulting firm and served as exclusive financial advisor for Otto & Sons, presently known as OSI Group. His relationship began with the family owned company, in 1970, and eventually evolved into a long term family-relationship. Since joining the meat processing business, OSI has received enormous growth due to his expertise in banking, investments, and leadership.
By 1975, Sheldon Lavin was helping Otto & Sons explore international investment opportunities. He was offered an opportunity to invest, but refused the offer at that time. In the late 1970’s, he decided to accept an investment agreement as a partner and full-time executive. He purchased 50 percent of interest in the business from a former partner, and has 100 percent controlling vote, after the other partner retired. Under Lavin’s leadership, OSI has expanded around the world.
Mr. Lavin is known locally and nationally as a great philanthropist supporting causes for the youth, education, arts, and health. He contributes financially to non-profits, such as, Chicago Boys and Girls Club, United Negro College Fund, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and other charities. Mr. Lavin also serves on the Board for Goodman Theatre and University Medical Center, Trustee for Ronald McDonald House, and Director of Sheba Foundation. Vision World Academy recognizes the accomplishments of Sheldon Lavin, CEO of OSI and presented the award to Nilesh Gandhi, senior supply chain manager of OSI-Vista Processed Foods, an affiliate of OSI Group on his behalf. The Global World Awards Ceremony was held in February 2016 at Gujarat Chamber and Industry, in India.
Troy McQuagge is the CEO of USHEALTH Group, Inc., and not long ago, he won the award as the year’s CEO. The award was given by the prestigious One Planet Awards. He was rewarded for his professionalism and business excellence. Troy McQuagge was honored as the winner from a list of Public and private; small to large and profit to nonprofit organizations who had submitted their names. Hence, the award is evident that his contribution to USHEALTH is beyond expectations.
In 2010, after McQuagge joined USHEALTH, he was tasked with turning the company around. He was expected to rebuild the USHEALTH Advisors as well as the company’s captive distribution agency. In 2014, his efforts in the firm got noticed and he was elected the CEO and the President to the firm. Under McQuagge’s leadership, USHEALTH Group, Inc. has been registering unprecedented profits, growth as well as success in the competitive health insurance industry.According to Mr. Mcguagge, being recognized in such a great platform was a great milestone in his career. On receiving the award, Troy said that it belonged to every USHEALTH Group Inc. member. Troy McQuagge continued to say that the award was a testament to the firm’s progressing commitment in solving healthcare problem of affordability for consumers. Also, he said that the award would act as an encouragement to the firm’s continued journey of providing affordable healthcare services.
About USHEALTH Group, Inc.
The USHEALTH Group, Inc. is based in Ft. Worth. The insurance company provides new and broad health coverage programs for small business holders as well as self-employed people. USHEALTH combines its agents and employees talents to market profitable and competitive insurance products. The company also offers innovative customers service in all aspects of the operations of the firm.
About Troy McQuagge
Troy McQuagge is an entrepreneur and executive from Panama City. Mr. McQuagge is a former student of the University of Central Florida. He lives in Coppell town where he works as an advisor (for the USHEALTH Group Inc.). He started his career in 1983 with the Allstate Insurance Company. In 1995, McQuagge joined United Insurance Companies Inc. students division of insurance. After two years, he was elected the agency’s head. During his reign, the firm recorded various single-year growth records. Troy later became the organization’s sales and marketing head.
Troy McQuagge has proven to be self-driven and dynamic sales expert. His over-30 years’ experience in the same industry has ensured his exceptional results in turnarounds, start-ups as well as high growth firms. His smart judgmental skills are evident in how he handles various complex problems. Among his skills are also world class communication skills as well as the ability to provide motivation and leadership to cross-cultural and multi-functional teams.
Troy McQuagge, the Chief Executive Officer of one of the biggest insurance holding companies in the U.S. (USHEALTH Group), emerged the gold winner in the 2016 One Planet Awards. The awards program is renowned worldwide for honoring business excellence in various fields and industries. Any organization in any sector of business, globally, can submit their nomination to one of the categories available.
McQuagge joined USHEALTH Group in 2010. He did not waste any time in beginning the process of turning the company’s fortunes around. He was first tasked with rebuilding its redistribution agency, USHEALTH Advisors. His efforts to turn around the company saw him promoted to the position of President and CEO of the entire group four years later. Since he took over as the CEO, USHEALTH Group has recorded unprecedented profitability and growth in the individual health insurance sector.
McQuagge said that he was quite honored to be the recipient of such a prestigious global award. However, he noted that the award was not just his. Rather, it was the result of the collective efforts of everyone at USHEALTH Group. He said that it was proof that his company’s commitment to the provision of affordable health was working. The company uses a model of healthcare coverage where clients’ coverage grow in proportion to their increasing healthcare needs.
Troy A. McQuagge is the Chief Executive Officer of USHEALTH Group, Inc.; he also serves as the president of the company and sits on its Board of Directors. He joined the group’s subsidiary, USHEALTH Advisors, in July 2010 as CEO and President. He helped revive the company and turn it into a respected and revered global advisor of insurance products and one of USHEALTH Group’s most profitable businesses.
In November 2013, after his successes at USHEALTH Advisors, McQuagge was given a promotion and became the group’s Executive Vice President as well as its Chief Marketing Officer. The next year, on June 2014, he became the new USHEALTH Group Inc. CEO and President. In his new position, he oversees all operations of the group and all its subsidiary companies.
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