BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) — The Downtown Bend Business Association has announced the hiring of Shannon Monihan as its new executive director.
DBBA Chairman Chris Piper said: “We have selected Shannon Monihan after extensive research, to lead the DBBA through 2023 and beyond. Shannon’s experience, credentials combined with extensive operational and marketing experience is a perfect match for DBBA’s needs to meet the challenges and opportunities that await our association in the future.
“Shannon is full of energy and looking forward to meeting our downtown stakeholders and our strategic partners in the community.”
Ed Deenihan was a board member of DBBA and is a downtown business owner. He said, “To maintain the beauty and economic vibrancy of our downtown, the city and the DBBA must work in partnership. I am confident that Shannon will provide the leadership the DBBA needs to make this happen.
Shannon has a passion for entrepreneurship, business development, marketing and branding. With a keen sense of what people need, want and are attracted to, she has championed several companies in the beauty, medical aesthetics and tactical firearms training industries. Having visited Bend throughout her life, Shannon moved to Bend two years ago.
“I feel lucky to live in the most beautiful, vibrant and healthy communities in Oregon. The spirit and the people of this community are what drew me here,” Shannon said. I look forward to bringing strong leadership to our team and taking our organization to the next level. Our downtown will be clean, safe and beautiful. You will see our efforts come to fruition with the spirit we instill in businesses. as the seasons change.
Shannon is also excited to engage with downtown entrepreneurs and work with business owners. “Downtown Bend is the heart of not just Bend, but central Oregon! It’s critical that we stay top of mind with not only the tourist community, but the local community as well,” Shannon said.