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Atlanta, GA – Shepard today announced the launch of eventVOICE, a voice-driven assistant designed specifically for events to enhance attendee experience, improve exhibitor engagement, and help organizers work smarter. This first-of-its-kind tool, is a template-based operating platform that boasts ease of set-up, personalized notifications, and a responsive artificial intelligence database—giving a broader range of event organizers the ability to respond to the demand for voice-first search customer experience.

eventVOICE will provide voice-demand customer service, allowing attendees to personalize their event and engage with the tool for a variety of functions, including the ability to: print badges, create agendas, f...



  • Steve Margos promoted to executive vice president, operations
  • Mike Kennedy promoted to vice president, operations
  • Ian Seidenberg hired as general manager, Las Vegas

Atlanta, GA – Shepard, one of the fastest growing event service providers, today announced changes in its operational leadership and management teams.

Steve Margos is promoted to executive vice president, operations, where he will play a pivotal role in forging new acquisitions and continuing Shepard’s growth. Formerly west coast vice president of operations, Margos is now responsible for managing all aspects of operational efficiency company-wide.

“Over the past five years, Steve has established a strong foundation...



  • Kevin Bird promoted to executive vice president, sales
  • Ricardo Ortiz appointed to newly created position leading sales and business development, Shepard AV

Atlanta, GA – Shepard, one of the fastest growing event services providers, today announced new appointments to their sales leadership team as they continue their evolution in becoming a stronger, more integrated solution for event organizers.

Kevin Bird, formerly vice president of sales operations, has been appointed executive vice president of sales. This new role oversees and champions innovation in sales, marketing, and new product and service deployment with a focus on driving profitable growth and customer satisfaction.

Bird joined Shepard in 2009 a...



ATLANTA – Shepard, an event production company, announced today the acquisition of Northern Virginia-based Production Associates. Founded in 2004, Production Associates is a full-service audio visual management, staging and consulting company that provides a wide array of services to association, corporate and government events.

“We are excited to welcome Production Associates to our growing Shepard AV family. They bring to the team a strong service-based culture, innovative technology, and a thriving presence in the Virginia, Maryland and DC markets,” says Stuart Danneman, Executive Vice President of Shepard AV.

Production Associates brings to Shepard a breadth of experience and custom-developed, dynamic tools. Speaker Vision, their presentation management platform that was desig...