Allentown, PA: Netizen Corporation’s Founder and CEO, Michael Hawkins, has been named to the “Power 100” list of the Lehigh Valley region’s most influential people by Lehigh Valley Business. According to the publication, the inaugural Power 100 list is “a showcase of power players who are leading the Greater Lehigh Valley community into the future. They are business owners, CEOs, lawyers, public servants and elected officials…who make decisions that impact lives, inspire success and spark innovation.” The Lehigh Valley is one of the fastest growing areas in Pennsylvania and the northeastern United States. With a population nearing one million people, the area has been routinely cited as a national success story for its robust growth and development.

The recipients of this prestigious award were hand selected by a special Lehigh Valley Business editorial panel who took into consideration those individuals who make our laws, build our homes and highways, protect our health and safety, educate our children, support the vulnerable, and provide the spark that inspires innovation and economic growth. An individual profile for each recipient was published in the March 29th edition of the publication both online and in print.

“I am beyond humbled to have been recognized for such a prestigious accolade and counted amongst such an incredible cohort of leaders and professionals from across this amazing region,” said Michael Hawkins. He added that Lehigh Valley Business also published a custom print and online profile for each recipient, and his can be found at

About Netizen Corporation:

America’s fastest-growing cybersecurity firm, 2nd fastest-growing Veteran-owned company, and 47th fastest-growing private company overall according to the 2019 Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s most successful businesses, Netizen provides specialized cybersecurity solutions for government, defense, and commercial markets. They also develop innovative products such as the award-winning Overwatch Governance Suite.

The company, a certified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business (SDVOSB), is based in Allentown, PA with additional locations in Virginia, South Carolina, and Florida. In addition to having been one of the fastest-growing businesses in the US, Netizen has also been named a national “Best Workplaces” by Inc. Magazine and has received the US Department of Labor HIRE Vets Platinum Medallion award for veteran hiring, retention, and community involvement three years in a row. Learn more at


Doug Ross // Chief Strategy Officer


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