This month, we decided to turn the spotlight onto one of our own team members and help you get to know the people behind the Future CMO Club a little bit better.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Stay true to yourself and listen to your gut.
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.
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.
I’m going to choose a TV show instead…Friday Night Lights! Clear eyes, full hearts forever.
"Ideas can come from unexpected places or random, totally unrelated discussions. Being open to change makes one a stronger marketer because change is all around us."
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