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Atlanta, GA – January 4, 2017 – The new year brings new leadership changes to the Shepard team. As of January 1, 2017, Frank Villamar is the new Chief Financial Officer, and Steve Margos has been promoted to Vice President of West Coast Operations. Villamar and Margos are seasoned professionals and exemplars of Shepard’s commitment to Blue Diamond service.


Frank Villamar brings a wealth of experience to Shepard, having most recently served as CFO at Turnberry Innovations. Villamar joined Shepard in November to become fully integrated prior to Steve Basch’s official transition to CEO, also effective January 1, 2017. “Having gotten to work closely with Frank over the past few months, I know he is a great addition to the Shepard team,” said Steve Basch, former CF...



Shepard Announces Expanded Capabilities with the Launch of Audio Visual Services

Atlanta, GA – Shepard, a leading trade show services and event production company, announced today the launch of Shepard Audio Visual Services to their growing line of offerings. Industry veteran and AV expert, Stuart Danneman, joined the Shepard team as vice president of audio visual services to spearhead the launch and integration of the new offering. AV is the second major service expansion Shepard has announced this quarter, the first being Production and Entertainment Services.


Providing a fresh, consultative approach to the AV experience, the Shepard team will collaborate with show organizers an...



Atlanta, GA- Shepard announced today the promotion of James Flynn to General Manager of their recently-opened Indianapolis, IN branch operation. Effective immediately, Flynn will oversee the operational growth and development of the branch, reporting directly to Cory Clayton, executive vice president, operations.


Flynn began his leadership journey in 1997 through the United States Army, where he fast-tracked through 5 years of service, during which time he was awarded medals, citations of achievement, and certifications. In 2005, following his service, Flynn found his way to the event industry through labor unions, taking various positions with general service contractors and exhibit houses. From 2010-2015 Jimmy held the position of Field Service Manager for Czarnowski, covering t...



ATLANTA,  November 1, 2016 — Shepard today announced the following leadership changes that will position the company for continued long-term growth. Effective Jan 1, 2017:


• Carl Mitchell to continue to lead strategic direction of Shepard as Executive Chairman


• Steve Basch will be promoted to CEO from Vice President of Finance and assumes an expanded leadership role in all aspects of the company.


Mitchell acquired Shepard in 1982 and has since spearheaded the organization’s position as a leading general service contractor in the events industry. His newly-created role comes as part of a realignment of the leadership team to shape the company’s future and ensure the contin...