Welcome to my website. I’m Kevin L. Hagan, I’m a CEO over at Thrive Impact. I’m often asked why I use my middle initial whenever I sign a document or use my name. Some people think it’s odd and others think it’s just pretentious, so just to clarify…..here’s the story…….
I am Kevin L. Hagan, the “L” being the most important part of my name.
After having grown up in a town of 3,000 people with another Kevin Hagan (1 year older), the “L” signified which Kevin Hagan I was my entire childhood and adolescence. It literally defined who I was.
So who do people think am I today?
Most people would tell you I’m a really nice guy.
My hometown would say that I outgrew it by the time I turned four years old (someone actually did say that!)
I’m married to Rev. Elizabeth Hagan, who has taught me the value of a good blog.
From 2012-2015, I served as the President & CEO of Feed the Children helping to re-invigorate and modernize the programming of this legendary charity.
From 2015-2017, I’ve served as CEO of the American Diabetes Association to help re-envision their role in the diabetes ecosystem launching a new strategic plan and operations model.
A former C-level executive at the Postal Service describes me as having a political prowess unlike anything he had ever seen (I’m pretty sure that statement put in context of the conversation was NOT a compliment)
My former co-workers would say that I’m very strategic and that I get laser focused when I set my mind on accomplishing something.
People who have worked for me would say that I have lots of crazy ideas, but that most of the time they work out.
My friends would say I’m a lucky man, have a strong moral compass, but that I work too much.
The Chronicle of Philanthropy described me as low key and self-deprecating (which is why I feel really weird having my own website, but I do it for the love of the mission organizations that I serve).
My barista at Starbucks would say that I’m a caffeine junkie and that he/ she thinks it’s strange that the only drink I ever order is iced tea.
My wife would say that I’m not allowed to go to the grocery store alone or touch the laundry alone.
When a friend was recently asked to describe my personality, her response was “his personality can’t be described, it has to be experienced” – I’m going to assume that was a compliment!
While there’s probably some level of truth to the above perceptions of me, I’m fortunate to be confident in who I am.
I am Kevin L. Hagan – a man of quiet, but strong faith; lucky beyond imagination because I was blessed with an amazing family and upbringing, and won the lottery when I found and married Elizabeth Hagan, a woman who loves me, challenges me, and makes me a better man every single day. I’m also proud to be Amelia’s dad.
Thanks for reading,