By Ashley Reyes
Jefferies has helped guide the council through her volunteerism with the SBN, where she encourages younger generations and women to share their passion for the industry and become more involved.
Learn more about Jefferies in her Q&A with the SBN:
SEMA: What is the best advice you have ever received?
Jenna Jefferies: Have the courage to live a life true to yourself, not the life others expect of you.
SEMA: What keeps you involved in this industry?
JJ: The automotive industry is a giant family. The support I receive from my colleagues is incredible. I grew up around cars and racing, and to now have the opportunity to share my passion of the industry is amazing. Plus, I get paid to do what I love!
SEMA: On a Saturday, where can you be found?
JJ: At an off-road race, working a car or truck show or spending time with family and friends.
SEMA: How do you prepare for an important meeting?
JJ: Making sure to have a smile on my face, taking notes and making eye contact. I want the individuals I am meeting with to know I am giving them my undivided attention.
SEMA: If you could go to lunch with one industry leader, living or dead, who would it be?
JJ: Linda Vaughn. I would love to hear her experiences in the automotive industry, from when she began her career to the present.
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