Monson recognized as a 2019 Most Admired CEO

The Dallas Business Journal recently named Catherine Monson, CEO of Fastsigns International, as a 2019 Most Admired CEO. The 20 North Texas CEO honourees this year come from a range of industries including architecture, manufacturing, finance, healthcare, real estate, technology and transportation. The publication created The Most Admired CEO Awards in 2018 to recognize executives not only for impressive stewardship of their companies, but also for cultivating an inclusive and collaborative culture. Honourees hold their employees, products and services in the highest regard, run their companies with integrity and efficiency, and inspire those around them.

Catherine Monson.

“I’m honoured to be named one of the Dallas Business Journal’s Most Admired CEOs,” Monson said. “I’m truly thankful to get to work with an incredible corporate team and our amazing franchisees, who dedicate their time and energy to growing and promoting the Fastsigns brand by providing outstanding comprehensive visual communications solutions to their customers.”

Selected from hundreds of nominees, the 2019 honourees will be recognized at an Awards Dinner on September 25 at the Belo Mansion in Dallas. Dallas Business Journal readers will also be given an opportunity to select their favourite CEOs in a Readers Choice Survey. The survey will be conducted digitally prior to the event, and winners of the readers’ survey will be revealed during the evening’s celebrations.


Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.