FLINT, Mich. — Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy on Thursday announced that CEO and co-founder Phil Hagerman has been named one of 13 "Michiganders to Watch" by MLive Media Group, a collaborative network of local and statewide Michigan news outlets. The MLive profile on Hagerman can be viewed here.
In addition to hiring and company growth, Hagerman was lauded by MLive for Diplomat’s philanthropic efforts, which include revitalization of the company’s home town of Flint, Mich., which was hit particularly hard by downsizing in the auto industry, and a job creation initiative set to launch in 2013 with St. Luke's N.E.W. (North End Women's) Life Center, a Flint-based program that assists at-risk women in becoming self sufficient providers for their families.
Other laudable accomplishments included the company’s hiring trend, which landed Diplomat on Inc. magazine’s inaugural list of the nation’s top 100 job creators, known as the Hire Power Awards. The Hire Power Award winners are listed in the December 2012/January 2013 issue of Inc. In addition to the Hire Power awards, Diplomat has been included on Inc. magazine’s list of the nation’s fastest-growing companies for the past four years.