Troy McQuagge: Steering USHEALTH Group Towards Innovative Success

One Planet Awards is one of the most prestigious industry awards globally honoring companies and individuals who have excelled as corporate leaders across various industries. Therefore, winning the CEO of the Year Award is a fete that many corporate leaders covet. In recognition of his excellent track record as the president and chief executive officer at USHEALTH Group, Troy A. McQuagge was honored by the One Planet Awards with the coveted award in 2016. The award was in recognition of Mr. McQuagge’s excellent innovative ideas that he has initiated at the company since taking over the leadership reigns in 2014. Beating off hundreds of submissions from around the globe, Mr. McQuagge’s envied fete marked a remarkable turnaround for his relatively short stint at the company he only joined in 2010. His tenure has been marked by significant improvements in the company’s profitability and operational efficiency. He has also overseen the company’s efforts towards reforming its service delivery and directing it towards a more customer-centric model.


Redirecting the Trajectory of USHEALTH Groups Success


Troy A. McQuagge has vast experience in corporate management with an excellent record not only at USHEALTH Group but also his previous employers. Following his appointment as the chief executive officer and president of USHEALTH Advisors in 2010, Mr. McQuagge immediately embarked on a successful mission of restructuring and rebuilding the USHEALTH Group’s subsidiary. Within four short years, his success at the subsidiary led to his promotion to serve in the same roles at USHEALTH Group in 2014. Following his appointment, USHEALTH Group has undergone a remarkable operational and financial transformation. The company’s share value has increased by an incredible 1,093 percent. The company’s value has also increased ten times while the sales volumes and profit margins are at an all time high. Troy A. McQuagge also doubles up as a member of the company’s board of directors, which gives greater insight on the company’s operations and a leeway to influence its operations towards the right direction.


Education Background and Awards

Troy A. McQuagge has won multiple awards for his excellent leadership at USHELATH Group. During the 2016 CEO World Awards, he scooped the coveted Most Innovative CEO of the Year Award. He was the Gold Winner under the Insurance category. This added to the long list of Stevie Awards he has won since 2007, Golden Bridge Awards, People’s Choice Award and World CEO Awards. He has also guided USHEALTH Group to several awards including several CEO World Awards and Stevie Awards. Mr. McQuagge holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Central Florida where he specialized in Legal Studies.

Betsy Devos is one woman ontop of things

Elisabeth Dee Devos (Betsy Devos) was born on January 8, 1958. She is known for being the 11th and also current United States Secretary of Education. She does not stop there though. Currently, she is also becoming widely known as being a great businesswoman, politician and also an activist.Devos shows her support for school voucher programs, school choice and charter schools as a member of the Republican Party. From 1992 until 1997 she served as being the Republican National Committeewoman for Michigan. Then from 1996 until 2000 Devos served as being the chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party. The reelection was held later on in 2003.Betsy Devos is married to Dick Devos, who is the former CEO of a multi-level marketing company called Amway.

Devos got her career path started at Calvin College, where she became very involved with campus politics and strictly stayed politically active. She has been able to for over 30 years lead a variety of party organizations and also political action committees. Devos went on to say that the reforming tendency has ran in her family. Dick Devos,Betsy Devos husband, was a nominee in 2006 to be the Governor of Michigan.The Devos like to take and look for innovative solutions when it comes to any social problems. Currently, Betsy is able is serve as the chairman of the Windquest Group. This is a privately held group that is a multi-company group that invests mostly in technology, manufacturing and also clean energy. Devos and her husband found the firm in 1989. Currently, Dick Devos also serves as as the current president of Amway and is also able to serve as being the former president of the Orlando Magic NBA franchise.

One of the most important things that Devos is found to do is being able to pursue reforms through being involved in a large variety of nonprofit roles. She sits as being the chairman for the Dick and Betsy Devos Family Foundation. Along with that she is also a member of several national and local boards. Some of these includes: Mars Hill Bible Church, Kids Hope USA and also the foundation for the educational-choice movement.Dick Devos ran and was elected as the State Board of Education in 1990. Betsy then got involved by helping to give scholarships to low income families, that way it could help give the parents more of a choice of where they wanted their kids to go to school at. The Devos however did realuze quickly that it was great to help families through the schlorships but that more needed to be done to actually fix the problem. Betsy Devos trys to help out with as many charities and nonprofit organizations as she can. It is safe to say that Devos is one busy business lady.

James Dondero: An Epitome of Wildlife Conservation

For other 30 years in the credit and equity market field, James Dondero’s main focus is high-yield as well as distressed investing. The graduate from the University of Virginia is also a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) who has held various leadership positions with the current one being the Co-founder and President of Highland Capital. Besides his amazing achievements and credentials, Dondero has a heart for philanthropy and community-based projects. One of the recent noble activities by Dondero is helping reconstruct a habitat for hippos in Dallas zoo.
His unending support has aided the complete transformation of Dallas’ main centers of attraction as well as public amenities such as educational institutions. The act to help bring hippos back to zoo comes after over a decade of waiting. Thanks to Mr. Dondero! This was a promise come true and the best news to the millions of zoo-goers annually especially in the spring season. Dondero through his firm made a One Million Dollar contribution to help bring the zoo back to life following its abandonment in 2001. The move will wipe the notion that you have to travel to Africa and beyond to see the hippo and will in return attract both local as well as foreign visitors.
The Dallas Zoo will be build to have a 5000 square foot area for exhibition and an amazing view of the hippo’s habitat known as Highland Capital Lodge. Further, the lodge will provide for private event facilitation. While the total cost of reconstruction goes up to $ 14 million, the zoo will be enjoyed by many people for years to come and will be sustainable in the end since the proceeds generated will be reserved for any improvements that may be needed. The resolve to help bring back the zoo to life comes as a concerted effort with other philanthropists such as Harold Simmons Foundation, Eugene McDermott Foundation as well as Dianne and Hal Brierley being proud to be part of the move. The $14 million Simmons Hippo outpost built on a 2.1 Acre piece includes a 120,000-gallon waterhole submerged to ensure visitors have an amazing viewing experience. The outpost will be home to Adhama and Boipelo hippos who will add more life to the zoo.

The Lustrous yet Sensual Feminine Undergarment by Honey Birdette

Within the areas of United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Europe and Australia just to mention but a few, know where to shop for the top of the game and stylish lingerie and other luxurious items. The only place they so know very well is at the Honey Birdette. Just like other companies that have embraced the new technology, Honey Birdette is no exemption. For this reason, its online sales in the United States have increased appreciatively with over 374% from the past financial year’s records.

The company was founded in 2006 in Brisbane by Eloise Monaghan, the Founder, and the Creative Director. She believes that the newly acquired digital platform will help speed up delivery, easy return flow, and avail to customers a portfolio of products. Eloise is planning on an expansion strategy that will see the company increase its sales outlets in the United Kingdom from 3 to 40 by the close of the year 2018. Lined up for these opening are auxiliary stores in Westfield Stratford, Liverpool, Newcastle, and Leeds. Last year Honey Birdette successfully opened a subsidiary store in London’s Covent Garden.

About Honey Birdette
The best idea is always developed to serve a deprived need. Eloise Monaghan through a discussion with a friend over a glass of champagne realized the mismatch of customer specifics in bedroom garment versus what the market was retailing. Through a well thought out plan and the fact of being an opportunist entrepreneur she opened this fashion powerhouse in 2006 and began injecting style, femininity, and sensuality into the attires. She has grown her empire to include some top celebrity into her customer base.

Honey Birdette has 55 operational stores in Australia. The cost price per product under the premium label goes for 35 Euros for Brief and 60 Euros for Bras. Honey Birdette has added into their product mix other accessories such as Massage Candles and designer perfumes. By the way, their entire customers are treated with a glass of champagne as its tradition. The BBRC Company has partnered with the company for years now.

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Eva Moskowitz’ Uniquely Reimagined K-12 Public Education

Eva Moskowitz grew up in the neighborhood of Morningside Heights, Manhattan. She graduated from Stuyvesant High School where “she believed half of the teachers there were incompetent” according to Steven Brill. Early on in her career after receiving a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University she taught women’s history at the University of Virginia as a visiting professor, also at Vanderbilt University as an assistant professor, and at City University of New York also as an assistant professor of history.

Eva Moskowitz, the founder of the Success Academy Education Institute(Charter School) is looking to change public policies and public school design in order to assure that more kids are getting educational excellence. Eva Moskowitz is showing the nation what is possible by doing everything differently from the aesthetics of schooling, to the way math is being taught, to the way financial operations are run.

 Eva Moskowitz’ school after achieving great results decided to allow other educators the ability to access their blueprints which will empower them to hone their craft and be able to hone their ability to be a great teacher. This is amazing because it shows that Eva Moskowitz cares about not just the education of her own students but is also attempting to spread the resources and allow others to benefit and grow from her educational methods. She believes more high quality options need to be there for students because there are huge amounts of students not getting the quality education they need and there are somewhere near 50,000 students stuck on charter school waiting lists and they won’t all get in. Eva Moskowitz’ Charter School System is reimagining the way K-12 public education is being taught and is achieving excellent results for her students.



ClassDojo is Making the Field of Education Fun Again


ClassDojo is a great application for teachers to use in their classrooms. This educational application can be purchased from a standard app store and then downloaded onto a teacher’s smartphone. Once the app is on their phone, teachers can use it to communicate with parents, reward students and to keep their classrooms on task. Of course, the best thing about ClassDojo is its ability to make the field of education fun again.

Teacher burnout is a huge problem in today’s educational environment. Many teachers are overworked, underpaid, not appreciated and fed up. These are not good qualities for people to have when they want to do a good job in life. So, ClassDojo provides unique features for teachers to use in the classroom. These features help to make learning fun again.

Students can be rewarded with Dojo Points whenever they do something worthwhile in the classroom. They can help out a fellow classmate, display leadership on a project or work hard to improve their behavior. A teacher can instantly communicate with a parent so they can show them what they are doing in the classroom.

Videos and photos can be sent to a parent’s smartphone. These media snippets can show a child finishing an art project or show how they assist other students in the class. ClassDojo can also be used to communicate with parents when a child is not staying on task. Instead of contacting a school’s administrator or sending a child to detention; ClassDojo will allow teachers to send text messages or directly call parents.

Speaking of parents, ClassDojo will allow them to be more involved in their child’s school day. They’ll have a better idea about what they are doing in the class in terms of behavior, work and socialization. ClassDojo can also be used to send homework assignments and to provide students with specialized material. ClassDojo is a great app for teachers, students and their parents. This app will truly help to make the classroom fun again.

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The OCC Novice Team – New Beginnings and Old Passions

The Orange College has been training for the minimum of ten hours every week since the decided to take part in one of the events of the annual American Collegiate Rowing Association National Championship Regatta. In the month of May n the two consecutive days – the 27th and the 28th, the National Regatta happened in a river in the state of Georgia.

The team of the Orange Coast College had never participated in such an event before. The rowing competition down the Georgia river was the threshold to the world f rowing for the novice team. For the captain of the team, however, rowing is not a new passion but an old one that is still ablaze. Learn more about Orange Coast College: and

Daniel Amado had been chosen to be the captain of the novice team because of his years of experience rowing in high school. He had no choice but to give up on his favorite sport due to a back injury. Daniel Amado is now at the age of 22 and can safely go back to the carbon fiber boat.

Steve Morrison and Daniel Amado have a lot in common. They both share a strong love for the sport of rowing. Morrison is coxswain of the Orange College team. He came back to it after he had given up on the game back in the 90s to support his family. The National Regatta and being a part of the OCC novice team allowed Morrison to spark the fire anew.

The Orange Coast College is located in Costa Mesa which is a handful of minutes away from the beaches of Southern California. The campus is 164 acres, and the institution was created almost a hundred years ago in 1947. The college has an impressive growth and community. Each semester at least 25 000 students become a part of the Orange Coast College.

The college also offers a vast number of courses and programs. There are more than 130 career and academic programs. The college has one of the largest public nautical programs as well, and it is proclaimed in the United States of America. Many of the student’s sig up specifically because of those programs.

How Agora Financial Provides Wealth Growth and Protection to Their Clients

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For over 10 years, Agora Financial has been assisting investors protect and grow wealth through their unbiased diverse array of free newsletters, books, publications, seminars and documentaries.

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As part of their research, Agora’s analysts spend more than $1 million annually covering travel expenses to investment sites exploring opportunities such as hidden gold mines in South Africa, real estate booms in Mongolia and oil fields in North Dakota.

Agora’s team of experts include a Harvard-schooled geologist, one of the leading bond experts in global markets, a former hedge fund manager, a three-times best-selling author, a Pulitzer Prize Journalist, an award-winning filmmaker and a former banker to United States Presidents.

About Agora Financial

Located in Baltimore, MD, Agora Financial has been recognized for its high level of accurate financial trend forecasting.

Predicting the rise of gold when it was trading for $256 per ounce, forecasting the mortgage industry bubble burst of 2008 – 4 years before it occurred, giving their readers ample warning to protect their interests and foreseeing the spike in oil prices of 2008 when the price per barrel was in the low $50’s are among Agora’s successes.

Agora has been a leading provider of financial advice for more than 25 years.

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Dick DeVos; Giving Back to the Community

I have always been fascinated by successful people who use their resources and time to serve the communities that supported their business endeavors. Dick DeVos offers a good example. He was born Richard Marvin “Dick” DeVos Jr. on October 21, 1955 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His father, Richard DeVos was the co-founder of Amway, a billion dollar company that specializes in multi-level marketing. Growing up, DeVos was closely involved in the family business, from acting as a mini-host at Amway annual conventions to working his way through the company ranks and ultimately ending up as one Amway’s vice-presidents in 1984. In his role as a VP, DeVos grew the company’s international presence from 5 to 50 percent over a six year period. After a ten year hiatus from Amway, DeVos return in 1993 to succeed his father as the President of the company. After seeing Amway through a successful growth period, DeVos retired from Amway and went on lead the Windquest Group, a privately held investment management firm.

Not only was DeVos was a successful businessman and entrepreneur, he also dedicated his life as a public servant and philanthropist. In the late 90s, DeVos earned a seat on the Michigan State Board of Education, and was also appointed to serve on the Grand Valley State University Board of Control. In the early 2000s, DeVos launched a bid for the Governor’s seat in Michigan. His commitment to his home state was reflected on his platform; bringing jobs back to Michigan.

It is in DeVos’ philanthropic efforts where I am most interested in. It is in that part of his life, that his service to the community is reflected. It is where his fine-tuned business acumen intersects with his desire to serve; a quality that many admire. Along with his wife Betsy, the DeVos’ founded the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation with Dick serving as the President. The Foundation has donated millions of dollars to various organizations since its establishment in the 1990. Among some of the noteworthy Foundation projects that are recipients to the generosity are; Artprize, a Grand Rapids based art competition; The Dick and Betsy DeVos Scholarship program that supports graduate students at the Thunderbird School of Global Management; and a Pollution Study that studied Western Michigan’s Lake Macatawa pollution sources.

One of the most amazing tidbits of information that I read that is a lesser known fact is that the DeVos’ have given over $139 million in charitable donations over their lifetime. In 2015 alone, they contributed $11.6 million to various charities. Foundation and personal records show that educational causes top the couples commitment to philanthropic support. Giving without self-promotion, now that’s noteworthy.




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