Andrea McWilliams – Highly Popular And Influential Political Strategist And Lobbyist

Andrea McWilliams is one of the most influential political strategists, lobbyists and consultant to many rich, affluent and popular public figures in the States of Texas, and other different parts of the country. Many political figures come to Andrea McWilliams to seek advice and for creating fundraising campaigns and political consultation. Her prowess as an excellent leader and communicator was noticed very early in her life as she was named a chief of staff at just 21. In 2009, the popular Texas-based publication, Austin Business Journal, named Andrea McWilliams, the top lobbyist from the state of Texas.

Andrea McWilliams is also the founder of McWilliams Governmental Affairs Consultants, a politics consultation firm that she manages with her husband, Dean McWilliams. The best part about Andrea McWilliams’s firm is that it can represent both Republicans and Democrats in a reliable manner, which is remarkable and suits her company’s working culture appropriately. Over the years, she has won many awards, which includes “2016 Texas Businesswoman of the year finalist” award by the Texas Women’s Chamber of Commerce and “Profiles in Power” by Austin Business Journal. She has also received “Woman of Distinction” Award by Girl Scouts of Central Texas. Austin American-Statesman honored her by including her in the famed Glossy 8 list. Recently, she won the “Style Setter” award during the Austin Fashion Week.

As a philanthropist known across the country, Andrea McWilliams is on the board of many charities and organizations, which includes Texas Lyceum, Rise Across Texas Challenge, HeartGift, Austin Children in Crisis, Waterloo’s President’s Council, Pioneer Farms, Elizabeth Ann Seton Hospital, Arthouse, and Mex-Arte Museum. Andrea McWilliams regularly mentors the young women entrepreneurs in the Central Texas. As a cancer activist, she has represented KillCancer and Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Andrea McWilliams is on the PAC board of award-winning global tax services enterprise, Ryan.

TIM McQuagge

USHEALTH Group continues to prove itself as being the innovative leader in the medical insurance field. With many locations across the US, customer service in this company seems to be outshining its competition with ease. The diversity, technological marketing, and advanced medical plans offered is to no surprise. The year 2016 was extremely memorable and unforgettable year for Tim McQuagge. He was indeed honored with the grandiose title of being the CEO of the year landing him the Business and Professional excellence award. The One Planet award is extremely competitive and fierce. Many leading companies throughout the world like Africa, North America and Latin America com for this award. Marketing, executives, corporate communications, teams, and new products all play a part in receiving this One Planet Award. This annual award is the top recognition program honoring both employees and companies. So for Tim McQuagge, to receive this award you can’t help but wonder how he did it and the journey he had to embark upon.


It all started in 2010, as he officially joined USHEALTH Group. The mindset of this CEO was rebuilding the legacy. In order to take the company to a higher level in which it is now, he knew rebuilding the damaged and fragile company was the only way. As the bar was set high Tim had to make many moves and decisions that would set him up for future success. The healthcare insurance field is indeed highly competitive and continues to expand so having a winning team was extremely competitive. It is not about me but everyone at USHEALTH Group. A few years later Mr. Troy McQuagge received the title of CEO and then began to soar taking the company to higher heights. Not only did he empathize with the customer needs, but he provided them with immediate solutions to their healthcare needs. Healthcare affordability was such a huge problem he knew that if he was able to fix that problem that USHEALTH Group would be on the radar for award recognition. It took only six short years until Tim McQuagge hit gold. He finally won the One Planet Business and Professional excellence award which proves that USHEALTH Group is superior at customer service. In every aspect of the company’s operations and has a talented team that works endlessly to market affordable yet competitive rates. As USHEALTH Group is based in FT. Worth Texas Tim McQuagge is setting a high standard in the medical insurance field. As the nominations start to arrive for this upcoming year, one can only wonder what USHEALTH Group is up to. Tim McQuagge unprecedented success and growth proves you can start at the bottom, work hard, and soar to the top with a great team.




Karl Heideck The Leading Pennsylvania Litigator Advising Aspiring Litigators On The Requirements

Litigation is the legal process of uniting two disagreeing parties and ensuring that their disputes are settled. The litigation process involves two parties the plaintiff and the defendant. The plaintiff is the person claiming that he is wronged, and the respondent is the person being accused of doing wrong. The plaintiff goes to a court of law and reports the defendant, and a case file is open, the primary goal for the plaintiff is to get compensated for the damages. A litigator is the trained expert conducting the process on behalf of the two warring parties.

Karl Heideck The Leading Pennsylvania LitigatorBefore a litigation case is taken to court, the plaintiff and the defendants have a chance to solve their matter out of court but if the issue is not settled the case proceeds to a court of law. The first process of litigation is known as discovery where the plaintiff asks the defendant some questions regarding the issue, and then disposition follows in the presence of a court officer who listens to the case before a court sitting which decides on the best solution. To ensure justice for both parties a judge analyses the evidence produced, and the case is settled with integrity.

Some attorneys are dealing in litigation cases, but Karl Heideck is the most outstanding. Karl studied law at the Temple University and the law degree he acquired instilled significant legal knowledge in him. Karl Heideck also holds a degree in English Literature from Swarthmore College. For you to become a litigator, a law degree is not the only qualification a litigator has to have a Juris Doctor and sit the State Bar exam. Without passing the State Bar exam, you cannot qualify to be a litigator. Karl Heideck got his Juris Doctor from James E. Beasley School of Law at Temple University. He has all the licenses required by law to practice litigation. He is excellent at his job and very reputable in Pennsylvania, and he doesn’t deal in cases involving private clients. Karl Heideck mostly deals in contract litigation, and he delivers services with a lot of integrity.

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Chris Burch Develops A New Five-Star Resort, Nihiwatu

When Chris Burch bought a beach hostel on the Indonesian Island, he had no clue that the venture would be a worldwide leader in the hospital industry four years later. Known for his international retail brands like C. Wonder and Tory Burch, Chris’ five-star resort, Nihiwatu, which is based on the Indonesian Island of Sumba. In 2016, Travel + Leisure voted Nihiwatu as the best hotel in the world. In partnership with hotelier James McBride, the duo bought the hostel in 2012 and rehabilitated the facility to create a five-star resort, which was launched in 2015. They spent $30 million on the renovations. The resort has 27 private villas, including Chris’ private home, Raja Mendaka, which has additional four villas with private plunge pools. The plunge pools provide an amazing view of the Nihi Beach and the Indian Ocean.

Being in the remote of west coast of Sumba Island, Nihiwatu was nicknamed “The Edge of the Wilderness.” It features two two-story tree houses, which are connected by a bamboo bridge. Besides a bedroom, bathroom and balcony, the main tree house has a living room and a private infinity pool. In addition, the resort has traditional Sumbanese antiques, Ikat prints and local wood decorations. Clients can enjoy spa treatment in their own rooms or at the hotel’s beach spa. The hotel offers a series of entertaining and relaxation activities like yoga sessions, surfing, excursions to a nearby waterfall, and horseback riding. During the low season, the prices for a single-bedroom villa are as low as $750 per night.

About Chris Burch

Chris Burch is the founder and CEO of Burch Creative Capital, an investment firm that capitalizes on support and scale, incubation, creativity, and new market opportunities to come up with unique brands and businesses. With over four decades in the investment and entrepreneurial sector, Chris Burch has contributed to the establishment of over 50 businesses. They include ED by Ellen DeGenres, Poppin, Cocoon9 and TRADEMARK as well as established brands like Voss Water, Jawbone, and Faena Hotel + Universe.

Chris uses his extensive knowledge on consumer trends as well as international and direct sourcing experience to come up with innovative ideas for different brands. Presently, Burch Creative Capital is working with various consumer products and lifestyle brands that include retail, organic foods, hospitals, technology firms, apparel companies and home furnishings corporations. Some of these companies are Blink Health, Little Duck Organics, Brad’s Raw Foods, Soludos and BaubleBar. The company strives to create businesses and brands that have a positive and long-term impact on consumers’ lives.

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Yanni Hufnagel Assembles Killer Teams

Basketball may look rather simple — throw the ball into the hoop more times than the other team — but it is much more complicated than it appears. The people who put together basketball teams have the toughest jobs. They have to make sure the team has the right mixture of skills, speed and size. A weakness on any of these three fronts will surely lead to the team’s demise.


That’s why it is so fun to watch Yanni Hufnagel put teams together. First of all, Yanni Hufnagel is kind of an aberration in basketball. He is incredibly young, only in his early 30s, and he is Jewish. Shockingly, there are very few Jewish people involved with high-level basketball.


He really got my attention at the University of California at Berkeley. He was able to recruit an incredible incoming class that really stacked the team’s backcourt. At least two of his recruits got drafted into the NBA and there will surely be more to come. He was only at UC Berkeley for two years.


Before that he was at Villanova University. He was only in Nashville one year but he was able to recruit another killer backcourt. Villanova’s three-point percentage went through the roof and again two of his recruits became NBA draft picks.


But Yanni Hufnagel’s most impressive recruiting came at Harvard University. You do not usually associate Harvard success at basketball but Yanni Hufnagel put the team on the map. He started in 2009 and was involved with Jeremy Lin’s team. The Crimson Tide won its first-ever Ivy League championship, won a school record 26 games in 2011, and was finally ranked on the national stage.


He came to Harvard from Oklahoma where he served as a graduate assistant. He was able to help recruit with on-campus visits and assisted in the team’s practices.


Texas Super Doctor: Dr. Jennifer Walden

A Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Jennifer Walden operates her practice at Walden Cosmetic Surgery Center in Austin, TX.


She moved from New York to Austin so that her twins could grow up with family. Since 2014 she has been acknowledged as one of Texas Super Doctors, according to Texas Monthly.


Dr.. Jennifer Walden’s educational background:

Graduated from Anderson High School

Undergraduate degree with a BA in Biology from University of Texas at Austin

She received an MD with highest honors at the University of Texas Medical Branch.

She was also elected president of the Texas Alpha Chapter to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.


Dr. Walden is an active member of several prestigious societies, including, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. She is also the media spokesperson for these two societies and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. In 2016 she was invited to become a part of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Walden is on the Board of Directors and is the Commissioner for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).


In New York, Dr. Walden was an Attending in Plastic Surgery at Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat and Lenox Hill Hospitals. She held an academic appointment of Clinical Instructor of Surgery (Plastic Surgery) at NYU Langone Medical Center.


Dr. Walden has a highly advanced practice, using state of the art technologies. She uses Vectra, a 3-D imaging technology which visualizes how the patient will look before undergoing procedures. She also is known to use ThermiVa, a temperature-controlled, radio frequency system for vaginal tightening and rejuvenation.


She has received several awards, among them:

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Award for the Best Scientific Exhibit by a Candidate (Vancouver, BC, 2004)

The Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Award and Achievement Citation (given by the American Medical Women’s Association (1998))

The Mavis P. Kelsey Excellence in Medicine Award and Scholarship (awarded by the Kelsey-Seybold Foundation of Houston (1998))


Following is a short list of the several publications she is mentioned in:

Harper’s Bazaar magazine, Vogue, Teen Vogue, New York Magazine, The New York Sun. Several media outlets talk about her life and work.


Dr. Walden is a regular face in the media. Her comments are sought after. She often contributes on health and beauty news on Austin’s local t.v.

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Doug Levitt Uses Greyhound Buses to Understand the Other Side of America

Americans are known to prefer traveling by plane over buses. This was the case for former CNN correspondent, Doug Levitt until he crisscrossed the vast American nation in a voter registration campaign for John Kerry, the 2004 Democrat presidential aspirant. For the first time, Doug found himself boarding buses to destinations he previously hadn’t heard or even dreamt of in his life. In the buses, he met and interacted with many people from all walks of life. The experience in these buses ignited a desire in the young journalist’s heart to explore the entire country by bus. In his quest to get to the smallest towns, Doug chose Greyhound buses as his number one traveling choice since the buses go to over 2000 destinations. He has since used those buses to travel for over 120,000 miles over the last 13 years, branding his experiences in the buses as Greyhound Diaries. Doug uses his talent in music and writing to narrate his Greyhound Diaries.


The Neo-Nazi Seatmate


In one of his many journeys, Doug sat next to a Neo-Nazi man who happened to be his fellow Jew. Doug could tell that the man was an ex-convict from his exquisite Hitler prison tattoo. He also learned that the man belonged to Aryan Brotherhood from a symbol tattooed on his arm. Doug admitted that he was a bit nervous about sitting next to the strange man for the 20-hour journey, but his perception changed when the man did the unimaginable- he volunteered to sleep on the floor so that Doug could use their two seats to sleep. This is an experience Doug will live to narrate.


Personal Growth


Besides helping him to understand other people’s lives, Greyhound Diaries have assisted Doug to understand himself and appreciate life. Having lost his father through suicide when he was still a teenager, Doug had been living in trauma until he shared his story with his fellow Greyhound travelers.


About Doug Levitt


Doug is a former foreign war correspondent for CNN. He mostly gathered news in foreign countries like Rwanda, Iran, among others. He is also a songwriter.

Doug was born in Washington D.C and studied at the Washington DC public schools. He received his master’s in Nationalism and Ethic Conflict from the highly ranked London School of Economics.

Getting to Know Lifeline Screening

Health screening are performed in three ways, and these are ultrasounds, finger stick blood screenings and limited electrocardiographs. Ultrasounds are also known as sonography, and ultrasound screening produces an exact rendering of body features with the use of sound waves. These waves are directed at whichever feature that requires imaging and then device records the feedback, and utilizes this feedback in producing the image.

This technology was pioneered not as physical screening device, but as a world war II invention used for detecting mines and other submersed dangers. However, now its primary function is as a medical device utilized to provide imaging in areas such as cardiology, obstetrics and ophthalmology. The most common and known use for ultrasounds is in painlessly and non invasively producing images for parents of their children in the womb.

Life Line Screening utilizes the most forward form of ultrasound technology with Doppler color flow which provides extremely accurate bone mineral density screenings used to determine the risk of osteoporosis, carotid artery disease screening, abdominal aortic aneurysm screening and ankle-brachial index screenings which are used for determining peripheral artery disease.

The second type of screening is the finger-stick blood screenings. These screenings offer accurate results for the diagnosis of the ubiquitous heart disease and diabetes, but also complete lipid blood screenings, glucose screening, high sensitivity C-reactive protein as well as elevated enzyme which is a test for liver damage. All equipment and techniques utilized in this pursuit are laboratory accurate and Federal Drug Administration approved, and often delivers results in ten minute are less that are used in labs, hospitals and insurance companies nationally.

Finally, the third type of screening Life Line Screening offers is limited electrocardiograph. These screenings are designed to discover atrial fibrillation or irregular heartbeat. This is a quick non-invasive technique in which no clothing is removed and no prep involved.


Vincent Parascandola Steers AXA to Greater Heights

AXA is an insurance firm serving different nations around the globe. It has its headquarters in 8th Arrondissement, Paris. It deals in insurance, financial services, and investment management. The firm has scooped various awards in the past eight years, making it rank as number one in all those years. The primary markets of AXA are based in Asia Pacific, North America, and Western Europe. The firm also operates in Africa and the Middle East.


The name AXA came to be in 1985 after changing from its former name Mutuelles Unies/Drouot. AXA acquired various businesses such as Winterthur Group, Sun Life, Provincial Holdings, and Guardian Royal Exchange. AXA supports various philanthropic initiatives. The firm, in 2008, offered research aid focusing on knowledge and prevention of risks that threaten human life, society, and the environment. The endowment was a success that in 3 years, it had funded over 250 research projects globally.


Vincent Parascandola’s Background


Vincent Parascandola is a prominent financial professional who works for the AXA Advisors, LLC. He serves as a Senior Executive President where he is responsible for the management, development, recruitment, and retention of financial professionals. He formulates and implements appropriate strategic plans aimed at meeting all long and short-term financial goals. Vinny also provides advice on investments such as mutual funds, bonds, stocks and annuities, estate planning strategies, and retirement plans. All these are aimed at securing the financial future of his clients. Vinny has offered his skills and services for over 25 years.


Vincent attended Pace University and did a BSc in Business Economics and Finance, and later enrolled for MBA in Finance in the same institution. Vinny started his career as an agent working for Prudential in 1987. He was later honored with the Rookie of the Year Award. In addition, he has been recognized for his skills in guidance. Throughout his career, Parascandola has been honored with various management awards that include Master Agency Awards and Career Development. He is a much sought-after public speaker, and he has given speeches at several industry conferences, including LIMRA’s distribution conferences. Vinny is a proud donor to Westchester Cop Fund.

Jason Halpern’s Affect on Real Estate Investment

Business Icon: Jason Halpern

When it comes to creating works of art with extensive amounts of money, real estate development tops the list. This exclusive industry is very popular, exciting, and profitable to say the least. The U.S. is home to one of the very best developers in the world and that firm is known as JMH Development. This is a family owned business that has over 30 years in the game. As of today, (JMH) is being run by it’s founder and managing partner Jason Halpern. This guy has done a tremendous here as the firm has completed over $500 Million in projects over the past 10 years. JMH is a commercial and residential developer that’s based out of New York. JMH focuses on the luxurious side of business as it has created many works of art all across the country.


Jason Halpern at Aloft

One of it’s biggest and most prominent projects was the Aloft South Beach in the sunshine state. This massive 235 room posed a challenge, but with Jason Halpern running the show, he managed to turn this dream into a reality. Staying true to the hotels natural design was the goal and thanks to Halpern’s broad preservation knowledge, the hotels art deco architecture remained in tact and modernized.

Jason Halpern


Halpern’s respect for historic areas has pushed him and the firm to the top of many lists when it comes to choosing a real estate developer. The Aloft Hotel has a prime waterfront locations, it’s surrounded by boutiques, restaurants, museums, and nightclubs. The project was completed on time as expected and it hosts larger rooms that the competition, fitness center, outdoor pool, roof deck lounge, and a huge convention room.

Halpern and JMH Development has worked up and down the eastern seaboard and in some of the most affluent areas such as Miami Beach, Manhattan, and Brooklyn, New York. The future looks very bright for the company and with Jason Halpern in the picture, the real estate scene will be looking much more better.