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March 25, 2013

Brandy Schaffels, formerly Senior Editor of TrueCar.com, Takes New Post as AskPatty Chief Editor

Brandy_Schaffels_AskPatty_Headshot-1AskPatty.com Inc., a website, blog, and online resource that serves as a safe haven for women to connect with Certified Female Friendly® automotive retailers, today announced that TrueCar.com's former Senior Editor, Brandy Schaffels, would be stepping into the role of Chief Editor for the AskPatty.com website and blog. A true car girl at heart, Brandy Schaffels has spent more than 25 years as a journalist supporting the automotive industry. 

In her new role as Chief Editor of the AskPatty.com Automotive Advice for Women website and blog, she will create a variety of informational woman-focused content on all subjects from car care and maintenance, to lifestyle-related features, vehicle reviews, and news.

On behalf of AskPatty.com Automotive Advice for Women, Brandy Schaffels will be a speaker during the media preview days on a panel at the upcoming 2013 New York International Auto Show Women's Automotive Association International Breakfast on Thursday March 28th on "The Woman Car Buyer". She will be discussing the soaring economic power of women today, the challenges they face in the marketplace, and better ways to communicate and connect with them today and in the future. Mercedes-Benz USA among others is a sponsor of this event.

Brandy entered the digital space in 1999 as the Project Manager for MotorTrend.com developing, writing, and photographing all kinds of editorial content from automotive reviews to domestic and international auto shows; she managed their forums and e-newsletters and oversaw their Spanish site MotorTrendenEspanol.com. Most recently, she was Senior Editor and Content Manager of TrueCar.com where she created consumer friendly content in a variety of subjects covering safety, technology, and alternate powertrain vehicles, as well as educational car shopping, leasing and buying features.

Brandy first burned rubber in a red 1976 Chevy Monza and will never forget her first true muscle car: a Root Beer Brown 1968 Mustang Coupe with a 289cid small-block V-8. Her current daily driver is a blaze yellow 2010 Ford Fiesta she has nicknamed Sunshine. She has two sons -- a 19-year-old named Benjamin, and 10-year-old Tristan -- and three cats. She can be reached at [email protected].


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