Shelley WashburnShelley Washburn, President of GS Marketing, an automotive marketing agency located in Houston, TX, has over 25 years of diverse automotive experience including sales leadership, marketing strategy, process re-engineering and strategic account management. Shelley joined Gulf States Toyota in 2001 where she held field positions in New Orleans and Houston.

In 2005, she transferred to GS Marketing where she has held multiple leadership positions, including VP- Sales, VP- Account Services and most recently President, leading the charge to grow the business’s technology department, product line and market share. Shelley has a passion for mentoring and encouraging professional growth which she fostered early in her career as a founding member and past President of the Dallas chapter of the Automotive Women’s Network.

Shelley was awarded one of the Top Twenty Business Women in 2015 by the National Diversity Council because of her passion for creating collaborative teams, mentoring women in the automotive industry and creating a culture of community involvement at GS Marketing. Shelley is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a BBA in Marketing and, in her free time, she enjoys boating, gardening, and traveling.