|Dan Shannon appointed new Deputy Director for the Wyoming Department of Corrections|
|By Wyoming Department of Corrections|
Cheyenne – Director Robert Lampert is pleased to announce that he has appointed Dan Shannon to serve as the new Deputy Director for the Wyoming Department of Corrections (WDOC), effective February 1, 2020.
Deputy Director Shannon has over 34 years of progressively responsible professional leadership in a correctional environment, 12 years of that in Wyoming. Shannon has been the WDOC’s Prison Division Administrator since 2010. Prior to that, he served for three years as the Warden of the Wyoming Women's Center in Lusk.
“I’m excited to have Dan as my Deputy,” said Lampert. “No doubt he will bring new energy and vision to the position along with his proven leadership experience.”
Before coming to Wyoming, Shannon worked 22 years in Pennsylvania, beginning his criminal justice career in 1985 as a correctional officer. After two years he moved to the parole department as a parole officer, then to a corrections counselor position, gaining experience in community supervision, classification, counseling and reentry.
In 1992, Shannon was promoted to Deputy Warden of Treatment at Westmoreland County Prison and he became Warden of the Elk County Prison in 1994, where he remained until WDOC successfully recruited him in 2007.
Deputy Director Shannon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Administration of Justice from the University of Pittsburgh. He is an American Corrections Association certified corrections executive and a graduate of the National Institute of Corrections Executive Leadership Program.
"I am honored to serve the dedicated employees of this Agency and the citizens of our State. Although we confront many challenges, I am confident in our department's ability to remain successful as well as fiscally responsible,” Shannon said.
Deputy Director Shannon succeeds Steve Lindly, who retired in early January, 2020, after nearly 40 years with the State of Wyoming.
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