Western Specialty Contractors has hired Tanya Shepherd of Hillsboro, MO as regional business development manager.

In her new position, Shepherd will develop opportunities to initiate the sale of Western's services, assist with the implementation of branch marketing goals and action plans, develop and maintain relationships with current and potential clients, provide customer support and prepare client proposals. Her territory will consist of the following branches: St. Louis Masonry, St. Louis Roofing, Indianapolis, Little Rock, Atlanta and Fort Lauderdale.

Shepherd has eight years of property management experience, having previously worked as a property manager at Cushman & Wakefield in St. Louis, MO. She has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Missouri Baptist University and a real estate license.