Professional Profile: Gail Sheffler 2021

Gail Sheffler

Name: Gail Sheffler

Title: Director of Marketing and Communication

Company: Cerami & Associates

Location: 1001 Ave of the Americas, New York, NY

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, PA

Education: Newhouse School of Communication, Syracuse University

First job: Salesperson, Shoe Store

First job in real estate or allied field: Advertising copywriter, Ogilvy

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? I am a storyseller (yes I coined this word) and there are thousands of stories to tell about Cerami that no one knows.  Therefore, I  plan on sticking around Cerami for as long as they want me. I’ve only been there for a year and a half and the real estate world is all new and fascinating. I love walking through NYC and pointing out to my daughter all the buildings we helped design. Looking forward to going on some job sites with our engineers and designers – I’ve never worn a hard hat before.

How do you unwind from a busy day? The gym and then dinner on our deck with my husband

Favorite authors: Doris Kearns Goodwin, Michael Chabon and Amor Towles

Favorite movie: “Pretty Woman” and “West Side Story”

Last song/album that you purchased/downloaded? Loving country these days: Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett, Ashley McBryde

One word to describe your work environment: Never-a-dull-moment

Rules to live by in business: I’m “Only As Good As My Last Idea” (this has been my motto for the 40 years I’ve been on the creative side of marketing)

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead, but not related to you) who would it be and where would you go? I’d take Churchill to the bar Gramercy Tavern

What is your DREAM job? (something other than your current job) Non-profit college essay coaching for first generation college bound seniors (I do this in my spare time, currently, but intend to take this further at some point)