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Atlanta, GA – Shepard, a leading trade show and event services provider, launched two digital exhibitor planning tools in the first quarter:


Queue-Up – a waitlist tool for Personally Owned Vehicle (POV) exhibitors
Poster Pro – a turnkey platform for poster presentation areas


Both designed and built in-house, these tools enrich the exhibitor experience through easy to use platforms that provide efficiency and flexibility.


Queue-Up allows POV exhibitors the ability to check-in via an online tool and virtually monitor their place in line. Once checked-in, Shepard provides real-time updates to the orga...



Atlanta, GA – Shepard kicks-off a volunteer initiative, May Day, with more than 100 associates from five branches, nationwide—Atlanta, Baltimore, DC, Las Vegas, and Orlando — engaging in a series of diverse volunteer projects that directly benefit their local communities.

May Day is part of Shepard’s GO—Giving Outwardly—program, the company’s philanthropic program that extends the personal contributions of Shepard Associates by enlisting the support of their families, friends and industry peers in a mission of community service. The May Day initiative encourages volunteerism through a hands-on service project outside of the office during regular working hours. Every associate is given the opportunity to participate in lieu of coming into work.

“May Day g...



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...