Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy CEO Phil Hagerman to Participate With White House Business Council and Business Forward

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Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy, the nation’s largest, privately owned specialty pharmacy, announced today that CEO Phil Hagerman has received an invitation from the White House Business Council and Business Forward to attend a one-day forum on jobs and the economy.

Phil Hagerman, CEO, Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy

I am extremely honored to represent Diplomat, the state of Michigan and also Flint’s business community,” said Hagerman. “Diplomat’s continued growth has positioned us to be part of the Michigan delegation.

Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy, the nation’s largest, privately owned specialty pharmacy, announced today that CEO Phil Hagerman has received an invitation from the White House Business Council and Business Forward to attend a one-day forum on jobs and the economy.

The White House Business Council will host Mr. Hagerman and other business leaders from Michigan on June 1 at the White House for an interactive dialogue about what is working in Michigan and how the private sector and government can collaborate more effectively to foster greater opportunity, innovation, job creation and, in the words of President Obama, “create an American economy that’s built to last.”

“I am extremely honored to represent Diplomat, the state of Michigan and also Flint’s business community,” said Hagerman. “Diplomat’s continued growth has positioned us to be part of the Michigan delegation. In January of 2010 we had 360 employees. Today, as the nation’s 4th largest specialty pharmacy, we employ over 700 people and we’re hiring every day.”

The forum at the White House will cover a range of topics as they relate to Michigan business communities. Over the past year, the White House Business Council has hosted meetings with business and civic leaders in all 50 states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico.

About Business Forward
Through Business Forward, America's most respected companies come together to help bring more business leaders into the policymaking process. At the core of Business Forward's activities are a series of roundtables and briefings taking place around the country and in Washington, DC. In the first half of 2012, more than 2000 local business leaders from 500 cities will travel to the White House to brief the President's economic advisers. Business Forward also supports programming in 45 cities across more than 30 states.
http://www.businessfwd.org;

About Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy
Michigan-based Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy, founded in 1975, serves patients nationwide as the country’s largest privately held Specialty Pharmacy and focuses on complete medication management programs for patients with serious and chronic conditions. Diplomat’s business model creates unique partnerships around both distribution and services with all industry stakeholders including physicians, patients, Group Purchasing Organizations, Hospital systems, retail chains and managed markets, always focused on improving adherence and the patient experience. Learn more about Keeping Patients Healthier…Longer at http://www.diplomatpharmacy.com;

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