Mariela Ure

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Chief marketing officer, yogi, investor and Latina, Mariela Ure, in brief.

November 15, 2021
2 minutes
Mariela Ure

Home: Orlando, Florida.  Age: 48.  Birthplace: Puerto Rico.  Profession: Marketing.  Organization: Banks and entertainment.  Title: Chief Marketing Officer.  Preferred pronouns: She/her/hers.  Significant other: Michael Ure (husband).  Alma mater: Nova Southeastern University.  Languages spoken: Spanish, English.

Current project: After 30 years of full time work, I am taking a pause to learn, travel and take care of my 83 year old Mom.  Recent recognition: Top 2020 Leaders by Hispanic Executive Magazine.  Recent professional development: Inbound Digital Marketing Certification, HubSpot Academy.  Latest accomplishment: Professionally, my role in the implementation of Agile at Universal Studios Parks &  Resorts (the Marketing Organization).  Personally, becoming debt free (including mortgage free)!  Latest contribution to others: Helping numerous job seekers land their next role. Hobbies: Yoga, strength training and plant-based cooking.  Recent travel or adventure: Bogota, Colombia.  Last book read: Infinite Country, by Patricia Engel.  Recently viewed and recommended: Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It.  Recent unique acquisition: A house on a lake with a pool and an outdoor kitchen, where I cook for my family.

Personality profile: An introvert who works very hard to be successful in a world of extroverts.  What one word would your closest friend use to describe you? Smart.  What is your greatest joy? Learning.  What is your greatest fear? Stagnation.  What natural talent have you neglected? Writing.  What occupation, other than your own, do you most admire? Teachers.  How do you relieve stress? Meditation.  What is your go-to workout? Strength training.  What ingredient is essential to your perfect vacation? A perfectly curated list of restaurants to try.

What book have you repeatedly read? The Diary of Anne Frank.  What movie have you repeatedly watched? Riding in Cars with Boys.  Who has had the greatest influence on your life? Three former female business leaders (from Disney, Wells Fargo and Universal).  What is the best advice you received growing up? Don’t be afraid of hardships.  I'm smart and strong enough to overcome most difficulties.  What is the best advice you received in your career? Don’t settle or give up on what you really want. What modern technology innovation do you most appreciate? Digital calendars.  What is your favorite app? Pinterest.  What is your go-to source of news and information? CNN.  What is your go-to source of creative inspiration? Nature.  What world event has had the greatest influence on your life? Obama’s presidential campaign, which ignited my interest in civil activism and politics.  What company or organization do you most admire? The Obama Foundation.

What change are you working on to effect in your profession or field? Influencing business leaders to have a greater appreciation for diversity of thought.  Future business leaders don’t have to think, look and act in a homogeneous fashion to be successful.  What change would you like to see in the world? Make fascism disappear.  What message do you want to send out into the world? Think less about the self and more about others.  What widely held belief do you reject? Elitism.  What mega-trend most excites you? Increasing knowledge and understanding about human health.  What mega-trend most concerns you? Big Data.

What title would you choose for the movie about your life? Who Would Have Thought?  What actor would you choose to play you in the movie about your life? Salma Hayek.  Who would you like to spend an evening with, in Heaven? Barack Obama (well in the future).  As a kid, what did you first want to be when you grew up? A lawyer.  What object would you save first from your burning home? My wedding ring.  How would you choose to spend tomorrow, if you knew it was your last day on earth? On a family trip to Fiji.

Personal mission: To do the most good I can every day.  Favorite quote: "My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with  some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style” (Maya Angelou).

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