Adam Milstein Makes a Large Impact on the Jewish Community

Adam Milstein spent his early years in Haifa, Israel. During this time, he served for the Israeli Defense Forces; after serving in the Israeli Army Adam decided to pursue his education by enrolling in the Technion, Israeli Institute of Technology where he received his Bachelor’s of Science in business (Cum Laude). While in school, Adam worked with his father in real estate construction. After graduation he married, Gila Elgrably.

 

After a few years of marriage, the Milstein family which included two daughters moved to the U.S.; the 3rd daughter of the Milstein family was born in America. In America, Adam Milstein received his MBA and worked as a real estate sales agent. He is perhaps most known for his philanthropic interests and advocacy.

 

His philanthropic involvements include: Israeli-American Council(co-founder), StandWithUs, Israel on Campus Coalition, Hasbara Fellowships, Jewish Funders Network, Birthright Israel, Stand By Me, and American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Sifriyat Pijama B’America(co-founded with his wife) which provides free books to help promote knowledge about Jewish values. Adam Milstein is also well- known for Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation which he co-founded with Gila, his wife and learn more about Adam.

 

Gila and Adam founded the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation in 2000. They formed the organization with intent to strengthen the State of Israel and its connection to the United States as well as a way of promotion for Jewish identity. 3 principles are followed in the Milstein Foundation. They are: Active Philanthropy, Life Path Impact, and Philanthropic Synergy and more information click here.

 

More visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adammilstein

Troy McQuagge: The Florida Health Insurance Tycoon

Ever heard of the amazing and extraordinary Troy McQuagge? He is currently the President and Chief Executive Office for a health insurance company known as US Health Group based in Fort Worth, Texas. Recently McQuagge has been named the Gold Winner as Chief Executive Officer of the year in the amazing One Planet Awards. This award is from a global premiere awards program honoring business and professional excellence in every type of industry in the world. Companies are eligible to submit nominations regardless if they are public, private, start-ups, for-profit and non-profit status.

 

Now on to Troy McQuagge, as we know he is the current Chief Executive Officer for US Health Group with over 30 years of health insurance sales and other related positions to make his experience unbelievable. He is originally from the wonderful areas of Panama City, Florida. He acquired his Bachelor’s from the University of Central Florida and when McQuagge was in school he was always a studious and smart student who had a passion for learning. He would always ask questions if he was confused or just needed help to finish an assignment on time. His distinguishable features aided him to obtain a job with Allstate Insurance in 1983 in the health insurance sales department for many years where he would climb the corporate ladder which was thanks to his hard work and dedication. He later moved up to UICI/Health Market in 1995.

 

In 2010, McQuagge was offered the ultimate job at US Health as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the company. He made sure that he was reaching the expected annual sales in health insurance to various customers who needed it. He amazingly managed the profitably of health insurance sales through mainly targeting customers who were generally sixty-five years old and younger. He wanted to make sure the company can easily reach customers on questions regarding if they wanted another plan or needed to add a family member to their health insurance plan through the use of email marketing and responding to those emails to make it so simple for the customer and their families and learn more about Troy.

More visit: http://www.ushacareers.com/hope/

Thor Halvorssen, CEO and Human Rights Advocate

Thor Halvorssen is a CEO of Oslo Freedom Forum and a human rights advocate. He describes himself as “the champion of the underdog and the powerless”. Through his New York based foundation, Human Rights Foundation, he and his team has worked tirelessly in the emancipation of political prisoners and the promotion of civil and political rights around the world.

Under Thor Halvorssen guidance the foundation has been able to do the following:

  • Gain the release of seven prisoners due to their political or religious views. One example of his work, his foundation team helped to advocate for the release of Liu Xiaobo, a Chinese political prisoner and Nobel Prize winner.
  • Provided evidence to Truth Commission. (A Truth Commission is a commission who goal is to determine any wrongdoing a government or in some cases, non-state players, in an effort to resolve conflict from the past.)
  • Presented amicus briefs in International human rights cases. An amicus brief is given by an individual that is not part of the case, nor solicited by the aggrieved party. The individual’s goal is to assist the court by providing information that is pertinent to the case before the court.

Thor Halvorssen founded Oslo Freedom Forum in 2009. It’s purpose is to bring together human rights advocates around the world on a yearly basis, who share a vision of peace, prosperity and freedom around the world. At this annual convention, people of all walks of life meet to tell their stories and collaborate on ways to expand freedom and release human potential for the common good of humanity around the world.

Thor Halvorssen was born in Venezuela to Hilda Mendoza and Thor Halvorssen Hellum. He received concurrent undergraduate and graduate degrees in Political Science and History from the University of Pennsylvania.

 

 

John Goullet And Keeping Up With The Trends In IT Staffing

John Goullet is the Executive Principal at Diversant LLC, one of the largest minority-owned business enterprises in the US, and the largest African American-owned IT staffing firms in the industry. Goullet told Ideamensch, a blog of independent business ideas that the IT industry has a lot of demand but a low number of graduates with the qualifications, and as Executive Principal of his company he’s looked to close that gap through supporting educational endeavors and pairing up clients with job seekers. He’s well versed in marketing trends and business developments, and has helped Diversant, LCC grow its office locations over the years.

Goullet began his career as an IT consultant doing the same things that many of Diversant’s job candidates do today. He’s from New York and got his bachelor’s degree at Ursinus College and did consulting throughout the 1980s for companies such as Computer Sciences Corporation, 3D Information Services, The Constell Group and other technology firms. As he progressed in his career, he began to feel he could do more to meet the demands of these companies and felt he needed to encourage more young people to enter the IT field. So in 1994 he founded his own IT staffing firm, Info Technologies.

He basically started Info Technologies without a whole lot of investor capital, but he was an effective marketer and through persistence was able to build up quite a large clientele. In just 5 years, Info Technologies became worth $30 million and it has been featured twice in Inc. Magazine’s list of fastest growing fortune 500 companies. Goullet decided he wanted to encourage young people from the inner cities and minority communities to join the IT field, and he found a man who had a similar vision in Gene Waddy, and in 2010 they combined their IT staffing companies to form Diversant, LLC. Diversant has donated to foundations that support future generations in the workforce, including the Marion P. Thomas charter school in New York.