Stevie Awards 2019 – CEO of the Year

Troy McQuagge Wins GOLD STEVIE® AWARD in 2019 International Business Awards®

Winners to Be Celebrated at Gala Event on 19 October in Vienna, Austria

Fort Worth, Texas – 27 August, 2019 – USHEALTH Group, Inc.’s President and CEO, Troy McQuagge, was named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the Executive of the Year category in The 16th Annual International Business Awards® today.

The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small – are eligible to submit nominations. The 2019 IBAs received entries from organizations in 74 nations and territories.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the awards will be presented to winners at a gala awards banquet at the ANDAZ Hotel am Belvedere, Vienna, Austria on 19 October.

A record total of more than 4,000 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Company of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Startup of the Year, Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year, and Executive of the Year, among others.  Mr. McQuagge won Gold in the Executive of the Year category for Insurance.

A 36-year veteran of the Insurance industry, Mr. McQuagge was recognized for his visionary strategy and revolutionary product designs that led USHEALTH Group, Inc. to its first $1 Billion sales year in 2018.  That achievement marks the most recent highpoint in an 8-year company resurgence under Mr. McQuagge.  In commenting on Mr. McQuagge’s executive leadership, the IBA’s international committee of judges noted:

  • I am very impressed with this nomination and the innovation that Mr. McQuagge brought to this industry.
  • Troy has shown excellent skill in turning around a fledgling company and repositioning it to succeed
  • Great way to transform the company and create better offers under his leadership.
  • What impressed me are the principles by which USHEALTH stand[s]: innovative products, a highly positive experience for customers, agents, employees and shareholders, alike; and ensure[ing] that agents and leaders remain focused on what is, perhaps to [Mr.] McQuagge, the most important of all business strategies; to help and serve others.

“This type of world-class recognition certainly comes as no surprise, to those of us who know Troy McQuagge”, said USHEALTH Group Inc.’s Sr. VP of Marketing, Bill Shelton.  “His industry knowledge, his vision; his passion for our company and our noble mission of helping and serving others, are legendary.  I’m honored to be able to call him a friend and mentor.”

Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 250 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process from May through early August.

“The IBA judges from across the world were highly impressed with the nominations they reviewed this year. With the level of achievement documented in the nominations from 74 nations, the Stevie Awards are proud to honor organizations that demonstrate a high level of achievement in a variety of industries” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “We received more nominations than ever and look forward to honoring the Stevie winners at our gala in Vienna, Austria this October.”

Details about The International Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners are available at

About USHEALTH Group, Inc.
USHEALTH Group, Inc. is an insurance holding company based in Ft. Worth, Texas focused on providing innovative health coverage for self-employed individuals and small business owners. The goal of USHEALTH is to combine the talents of its employees and agents to market competitive and profitable insurance products, while providing superior customer service in every aspect of the company’s operations.  Learn more about USHEALTH Group, Inc. at

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 nominations each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at

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