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Alex Shannon – Akron

University of Akron Alumni Association ‘5Under35'

Road to Greatness

Alex Shannon, Akron ’15, is a financial consultant for Legacy Strategic Asset Management. He began his career in 2015 working as a development officer at Akron Children’s Hospital, where he was responsible for raising money for the hospital. Responsible for business development and marketing plan execution, Alex now applies his knowledge to helping current and prospective clients understand the benefits and knowledge Legacy Strategic Asset Management offers to foundations, endowments, employee benefit plans, families, and family offices as investment consultants.

Alex has a bachelor of science in accounting from the University of Akron, masters in business administration from Malone University, and is pursuing a masters of science in business psychology from Franklin University.

Alex lives in Stow, Ohio, and cherishes family time, playing golf, basketball, and reading. He volunteers his time serving as president of the Stark State College Foundation Board of Directors, chairman of the Finance Council for the Newman Center at Kent State University, executive board of Phi Delta Theta Ohio Epsilon’s Scholarship Committee, board member at Project Outrun, and is a member of the Leadership Akron Class 36. Alex was recognized by the University of Akron Alumni Association in 2019 for their ‘5Under35.’

“I’m incredibly grateful for the friendships and mentors I gained through my time at Phi Delt, such as Roger Read and Brad Millard. The values Phi Delta Theta reinforces regarding philanthropy, friendships, and education helped shape me personally and professionally to what is important in life.

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