By Lauren Barthold | @bylaurenb
On the day before Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan delivered the State of the City address, he was awarded Crain’s Newsmaker of the Year for making the improbable the inevitable.
Duggan spent the better part of the afternoon eating lunch and accepting his award, as well as honoring the nine other newsmakers with business professionals from all over metro Detroit in the Grand Ballroom of MotorCity Casino Hotel.
Among those newsmakers were Mary Sue Coleman, President of the University of Michigan, David Cotton, CEO of Meridian Health Plan, John Giampetroni, Co-founder, partner of Rizvi Traverse Management LLC, Dan Gilbert, Founder and chairman of Quicken Loans Inc. and Rock Ventures LLC, Phil Incarnati, CEO of McLaren Health Care Corp., Peter Karmanos Jr., Co-founder, retired executive chairman of Compuware Corp., Barbara McQuade, U.S. attorney, Kevyn Orr, Emergency manager, and Stephen Polk, Chairman of IHS Automotive Inc.
“Thank you very much for finally giving me this award!” he joked.