Akron, Ohio – On October 25, 2022, the County of Summit Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services (ADM) Board welcomed Marc Lee Shannon to its Board of Directors with a swearing in by Judge Joy Malek Oldfield. Mr. Shannon is a Certified Peer Recovery Supporter through the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OMHAS) and is certified with the Franklin Covey leadership company. He is also a business and professional development consultant, the host of a recovery-themed podcast, and the author of an essay series on recovery. Mr. Shannon has also been a community advocate through volunteer work with the Saint Thomas Hospital Detox Center and Summit County Turning Point Program.
“Mr. Shannon is a beloved figure in the Akron music and recovery community,” ADM Board of Directors Chair Dr. Todd M. Ivan said. “We are pleased to welcome his service on the ADM Board of Directors.”
Regarding his joining the Board, Mr. Shannon said, “As a former corporate executive, now musician and author, I hope to blend my skills as a person in long-term recovery from Substance Use Disorder and OhioMAS Certified Peer Recovery Supporter to shine a light for the board on actual day-to-day issues of living in recovery. It is an honor I would never have expected but will cherish.”
Apart from his extensive work in the recovery community, Mr. Shannon is a renowned national recording artist and performer. He graduated from the Guitar Institute (GIT) in Hollywood, California and played with Michael Stanley and the Resonators for 25 years, appearing on 23 albums. He has also released three studio albums under his own name, the most recent of which, Lucky, was released in late 2021. Mr. Shannon is the father of 3 adult children and lives in Cuyahoga Falls with his dog, Martin.