Hagen resigns, Aitkin County Growth seeks new director
Sunday, February 11, 2018
After three years as executive director of Aitkin County Growth, Mike Hagen has decided it is time to shift his focus to his family. He resigned in December. Chairman Bill Ford will be filling in intermittently until a new director is found.
Hagen first joined Aitkin Growth following his retirement as CEO of Riverwood Healthcare in June of 2013. He held his position at Riverwood for 13 years and wanted an opportunity to continue to be involved in the community.
Hagen had worked with Dave Hasskamp, past Aitkin County Growth executive director, which made for an easy transition into the organization. The new job was a learning curve for Hagen whose experience was in healthcare, not economics.