Apex Capital Corp.
Currently public relations coordinator for Apex Capital Corp., Texas Christian University graduate Sharah Schimpff is a public relations professional with a background that includes media relations, creating and executing public relations strategies, content creation, and social media strategy, execution and management. One of her career highlights was leading and managing the certification process to get Apex Capital designated as a Fort Worth Blue Zones Project Certified Worksite.
Schimpff is co-chairman for the Junior League of Fort Worth’s Kids in the Kitchen event, which provides low-income elementary students in the Fort Worth Independent School District with wellness-related curriculum and a wellness health fair that empowers them to make healthy lifestyle choices. Previously she served on the executive board for the American Advertising Federation of Fort Worth and as public relations vice president for the Greater Fort Worth chapter of Gamma Phi Beta.
Tell us about an influential person in your life.
My dad is the hardest working person I know. He immigrated to the United States from Iran when he was 21. His first job was a busboy and he worked his way up to opening, running and owning his own restaurant, Omaha Prime, which just celebrated its 21st year in business. Through his example, he’s taught me that if I work hard, go after what I want and build relationships, I can do anything.
What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
Celebrate your successes, but don’t stop striving, dreaming and working.
Where did your first paycheck come from?
Bath and Body Works in Omaha, Nebraska
What’s your favorite TV series, song, movie or book? Why?
I’m a big fan of the TV show Say Yes to the Dress because I love wedding gowns. You can often catch me flipping through a bridal magazine, just so I can look at the dresses.