Celebration of Recovery Honoring Ken Davidson

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Ken Davidson, the 2017 Jim McGuiness Award Honoree

Ken Davidson, the 2017 Jim McGuiness Award Honoree

Ken Davidson has been a leading force in both the Oklahoma economy and recovery community for many years. His career in the Oklahoma energy sector has spanned nearly four decades, with his most current role as a managing member for the Crescent Companies and Fargo Companies.  

Mr. Davidson previously held various positions of responsibility for Chesapeake Operating Inc.; as part of the company’s founding employees since 1989, Mr. Davidson grew with the company and served as District Manager of Western Oklahoma until his retirement in 2005.  Prior to his employment with Chesapeake, Mr. Davidson was an independent oil and gas industry consultant and was the co-founder and president of DLB Energy, an Oklahoma City based E&P company.  Mr. Davidson has also served on various nonprofit boards and is presently on the Board of Whitefield’s Home for Boys.

Ken believes in being open and honest about his road to recovery. In 1988, the courage of two colleagues who were working on their own sobriety led Mr. Davidson to begin his own journey that same year.  His path to freedom from the grip of alcohol addiction included moments of relapse - common to the disease - until he found his way to a life of continuous sobriety in 2006.

An active member of the recovery community for many years, Mr. Davidson is looking forward to sharing his personal story and telling about his discovery of what he believes is the foundational issue that must be addressed in order to live a life of recovery and enjoy the blessings of living sober.

Marsh Pitman, A Chance to Change's 2016 Jim McGuiness Award Honoree and Steve Young, Board Chair


The Celebration of Recovery is a special evening that embraces the changes, struggles and hope that addiction and mental illness brings to our lives. Held every spring, this elegant event hosts over 500 attendees who actively fight for the treatment and support of those with mental illness and/or substance disorders and their families. 

Annually, the A Chance to Change Board of Directors honors an extraordinary mental health and substance abuse advocate from the community who is recognized at the event in front of peers, family and friends. The event is now in its sixth year with a record breaking $358,000 raised in 2016! 

We welcome individual, corporate and foundation sponsors as well as ticket buyers for the event. To be part of the 2017 Celebration of Recovery, click here.