Meet the Future CMO Club: Spotlight on Mariah Courtney Petrovic

In this interview, we asked Mariah Courtney Petrovic, Engagement Director of the Future CMO Club, about some of her favorite memories at The Club, the best career advice she's ever gotten and what she enjoys to do outside of work.

Mariah Courtney Petrovic,
Engagement Director,
The Future CMO Club

1. What do you love most about your job? 

Connecting people! Introducing members who can help each other solve personal and professional challenges is beyond satisfying. I love the feeling of knowing that I was able to help make members' lives and jobs a little easier through our amazing network and resources.

Oh, and I also work with the greatest team in the world!

2. What is your favorite CMO or Future CMO Club memory? 

We played CMO Family Feud at a Summit a couple years ago and it was a complete disaster. The theme music and sound effects were all wrong. And our CEO, Pete Krainik, was playing the role of Steve Harvey and had apparently never watched the game in his life (something we should have asked before!). But the room full of C-level executives was absolutely loving it. We were all crying with laughter and shouting at the train wreck happening on the stage. I still giggle every time I think about that night and how much fun it was. 

3. What Future CMO Club programs are you most excited about right now?

The Future CMO Club itself is pretty darn exciting. We just launched this mentoring organization for direct report senior marketers a little over a year ago and it's been amazing to see it grow. Our members are driven, brilliant, and some of the most incredible marketers and people I have ever met. I feel inspired by them every single day. I can't wait to watch this organization and its members continue to grow and evolve. 

4. What is the best piece of career advice you've ever received?

Stay true to yourself and listen to your gut.

5. What is something that most people don’t know about you? 

Keeping with the game show theme of this interview, I’m actually a former Price is Right champion! Bob Barker years, of course. My winnings included a diamond tennis bracelet, a Honda dirt bike, a maple wood bar with two bar stools, and a wrought iron baby crib. Pretty exciting stuff for a 19-year-old.

And no, I did not make it to the showcase showdown, unfortunately. 

6. What do you do for fun? 

I live on the Big Island, Hawaii, and love to go camping on the beach with my husband, 14-year-old son, and our dog Annie. Waking up with a cup of coffee to watch my boys surf and ending the day stand up paddling is simply the best. 

7. What is your favorite book or movie (or both)? 

I’m going to choose a TV show instead…Friday Night Lights! Clear eyes, full hearts forever. 

8. Do you have a favorite food?