By Ashley Reyes
This week’s SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN) #SheIsSEMA Member Spotlight features Sanaz Marbley of JMPR Public Relations Inc., a Division of IMRE. As a professional in consumer and lifestyle PR, Marbley serves as vice president at IMRE, where she leads accounts in both automotive and personal care divisions.
Throughout her time with JMPR, Marbley has worked with numerous OEM and aftermarket clients, strengthening her skillsets and technique with each PR campaign. Her influence has led to her being featured in SEMA’s “35 under 35” list, which recognizes the industry’s most notable up-and-comers who are making a significant impact through leadership within their businesses.
Get to know more about Marbley’s involvement and success within the industry in her Q&A with SEMA and the SBN:
SEMA: What is the best advice you have ever received?
Sanaz Marbley: Don't be afraid to change the plan. As a natural Type-A, I can be rigid at times, and when I catch myself, I must think back to this advice.
SEMA: What keeps you involved in this industry?
SM: The automotive industry has a sense of community and belonging that is almost familial. It is an industry filled with uniquely talented and passionately creative people, who can't wait to embrace you as one of their own and teach you everything there is to know about being an enthusiast.
SEMA: On a Saturday, where can you be found?
SM: Saturdays are about spending time with my husband and two kids. Whether it's a picnic in the park or a visit to the Petersen Automotive Museum, it's about the time we spend together.
SEMA: How do you prepare for an important meeting?
SM: I am always prepared and ready to learn.
SEMA: If you could go to lunch with one industry leader, living or dead, who would it be?
SM: George Barris. I had the pleasure of working with him several times throughout my career before he passed. Every time we spoke, he had incredible stories to tell about famous cars and famous people. He was the greatest!
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