FASTSIGNS® Franchisee Shane Beard Appointed to the Small Business Advisory Board for the City of San Diego

Mar 09, 2018

(SAN DIEGO) March 9, 2018 ― Shane Beard has been appointed to the Small Business Advisory Board for the City of San Diego by Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer. This prestigious board is comprised of 11 members appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council, and they advise on matters that help small businesses in San Diego succeed.

Shane Beard

Beard is the owner and operator of FASTSIGNS on Mira Mesa Boulevard in San Diego. He brings more than thirty years of experience in operating small businesses in California, Illinois and Texas.

“I’m both honored and excited to have this opportunity to give back to the community,” Beard said. “Small businesses play an important role in our city through job creation and innovation.”

Beard is currently the Vice Chair of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Roundtable, a member of the Mira Mesa Chamber of Commerce and a member of the FASTSIGNS National Advertising Council representing more than one hundred FASTSIGNS franchisees in western states as it relates to marketing programs.

“Shane understands the challenges and benefits of small business ownership,” said Drue Townsend, Senior Vice President of Marketing at FASTSIGNS International, Inc., “He is a strategic and creative thinker, and serves in his community tirelessly and passionately to help make the world around him a happier and better place.”


FASTSIGNS® of San Diego Mira Mesa Blvd. is a locally and independently owned and operated sign, graphics and visual communications company that provides comprehensive visual marketing solutions to customers of all sizes—across all industries—to help them attract more attention, communicate their message, sell more products, help visitors find their way and extend their branding across all of their customer touch points including décor, events, wearables, digital signage and marketing materials. To learn more, visit or call 858.693.7446.