It seems appropriate to quote Dr. Seuss here: “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”

After faithfully serving MCA-Maryland for five and a half years, our much loved and respected Administrative Director, Shannon Shagoury Lena-mon is leaving us. Shannon explains, “as you know, the new love in my life is my 6-month-old daughter, Hunter. Since her arrival, she’s given Aubrey and I an entirely new outlook on life and after much discussion, we’ve de-cided that my full-time job needs to be a mum.”

Shannon has been working with Steve and Chuck to see if working part-time could find the right balance between work and home and after a few months the decision was jointly made that the Administrative Director re-quires a full-time position. Shannon will remain onboard the rest of the year training her replacement.

Shannon continued, “I can honestly say that I have grown both personally and professionally. I’ve met many interesting and thought-provoking people in this industry, quite a few of who I now call friends. I want to thank everyone for the opportunity to work for this association and hope I was able to bring something different to the job. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with you all – but I do look forward to my new career :-)”

Though we will miss her dedication, quick wit and that infectious smile, we are very happy for Shannon and her new family.