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National disability and inclusion leaders honored in Doylestown


Deb and Dan Dagit were the guests of honor at a ribbon cutting event at the Lear Building in Doylestown.

The Dagits have worked for 35 years advocating for and supporting the disabled and working to improve diversity and inclusion in corporate America.

Deb Dagit, former vice president and chief diversity officer for Merck and president of Deb Dagit Diversity LLC, and her husband, Dan Dagit, now work together guiding companies throughout the United States. Also honored was Brenden Brett, a longtime Doylestown attorney.

Michael Halvorsen,, Joseph Bates and Marie Krout, Wealth Advisors, LLC, hosted the event to honor the Dagits and Brett and to officially open the new handicap accessible entrance at the historic Lear Building in Doylestown.

Halvorsen congratulated the Dagits by saying, “You have made the world a better place, and we honor you both with the dedication of this handicap accessible entrance and building.”

Guests included Doylestown Borough Council President Jack O’Brian; Richard Hale Pratt of Pratt, Brett and Luce, P.C.; Marissa Holmes of J Carroll Molloy; John Wolstenholme of Wolstenholme Associates LLC; Rod Eastburn of Eastburn and Gray, P.C.; Kurt Spence, volunteer with the Doylestown Historical Society; Ed Friedman of Summit Financial; Marvin Johnson, retired chief learning officer for Merck & Co.; and Jessica Bates and her mother, Randee Halvorsen.