BOSTON GLOBE FEATURES NSCA BOARD MEMBER, SEPTEMBER 2007 - Catherine Shanahan has led an interesting and varied life, having studied criminal justice, worked in the security field for a decade, and now running a successful business. Boston Globe writer Davis Bushnell profiled Shanahan in a recent newspaper article.
After joining her family's television sales/service shop, she became owner of Shanahan Sound and Electronics. Shanahan took what was good and made it better by adapting the business to serve a broad base of audio and video customers.
“Catherine is a smart and savvy businesswoman and we're fortunate to have her on our NSCA Board of Directors,” says NSCA Executive Director Chuck Wilson. “The fact that she's featured in a national publication is a testament to her business acumen.”
Shanahan took over the company's reins in 1994, moved the original family business away from the once-golden television era and grew it to serve a new cadre of audio and video customers. Her Lowell-based company posted revenues of nearly $3 million last year.
Among Shanahan's 450 clients in New England are houses of worship, universities, museums, corporate facilities, and manufacturing plants. Shanahan partners with nearly 50 product companies to provide a wide array of systems and integrated solutions.