Margery Dosey is an industry pioneer and proven business leader, widely recognized for revolutionizing how the auto industry employs talent.
Ms. Dosey began her career in fashion, but after attending the Detroit Auto Show in the late 1970’s and learning that models were not permitted to speak about the vehicles, she founded Productions Plus in 1981. Through her efforts to emphasize technical training and communication skills along with physical appearance, a new industry standard emerged: auto show models became product specialists – highly-trained experts on the vehicles they represent. Today, Productions Plus is the leading supplier of auto show product specialists in the nation.
Ms. Dosey’s leadership allowed Productions Plus to not only survive the auto industry downturn of 2008-2010, but to thrive through diversification, strategically expanding capabilities to include theatrical talent management with the acquisition of Michigan-based The Talent Shop in 2009. Today, Productions Plus – The Talent Shop is the largest SAG/AFTRA-franchised talent management agency in Michigan and continues to expand its automotive business.
She is the author of Sirens of Chrome: The Enduring Allure of Auto Show Models.
Origins: Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
Current Home: Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Education: Lock Haven University, Bachelors of Arts in Education and Fashion Institute of Technology, Fashion Management
Honors and Appointments: Automotive Hall of Fame Board of Directors. Board of Trustees, Lock Haven University. Member, VISTAGE. Michigan’s Notable Book Award for Sirens of Chrome: The Enduring Allure of Auto Show Models. Winner, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Winner, CORP Magazine’s Entrepreneur of Distinction
Passion Points: Art, gourmet cooking and automotive history and culture.