Shepard is excited to announce the recent hire of Shannon Bere, who will be taking on the newly-created position of Managing Director of Design Services. Bere will oversee the design department with the intent to put practices and processes in place that will best support the in-house design team. Under Shannon’s guidance, Shepard will continue to effectively deliver industry-leading creativity and innovation, while researching and implementing new products to control production costs.
Bere is a veteran events professional with 20 years of experience, during which, she has filled a wide variety of both show organizer and vendor sides of the industry. She joins Shepard from LIGHTFAIR International, the world’s largest annual event dedicated to pushing the architectural and commercial lighting industry forward, where she served as Customer Relations and Operations Manager.
“When the opportunity presented itself, I jumped on it. I’ve worked with Shepard before and it’s a great company that truly values its people,” says Bere, “Strong and diverse design talent is already in place at Shepard, this position is going to help better leverage those assets for our customers.”
“As with any business, when you see growth you also see the necessity to put infrastructure in place to support it. Design and creativity is an integral component of this business and we’re taking proactive steps that will ensure our success in supporting incoming demands,” says Richard Maples, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, “Shannon comes with a tremendous amount of experience with both Shepard and the events industry and we’re certain that her on-boarding will be a rewarding experience both internally and externally.”
This addition marks the nineteenth new, full-time position added to Shepard’s growing roster of associates over the past year.
Shepard is a nationwide general service contractor, offering a full array of event production services for trade shows, conferences, corporate events, and exhibits. Founded in 1905, this employee-owned company is built on the foundation of customer service with a uniting interest in creating successful, innovative and ultimately impactful face-to-face experiences for organizers, exhibitors, and attendees.