Mary Rita Ferreri

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Creative, ambitious VP Mary Rita Ferreri, in brief.

Mary Rita Ferreri

Home: Central New Jersey.  Age: Young at heart.  Birthplace: Pennsylvania.  Profession: Sales, marketing and people development.  Organization: Ghurka.  Title: Vice President of Corporate Sales.  Significant other: Honeymooning for 14+ years with Keith.

Current project: Establishing a new and modern division branch, structuring the program with resource tools and building the network.  Recent recognition: Initiating the Tiffany & Co. prominent Formula One Miami trophy, League of Legends World Cup trophy and NFL Super Bowl partnerships.  Recent professional development: Joining the Chief community of women executive leaders supporting individual and collective female-driven successes.  Recent travel or adventure: My lifelong goal is to fill my passport with memories, which so far include Greece, Italy, Ireland, Scotland, England, Netherlands, Germany, Canada, Mexico, Jamaica, France and Belgium. 

Personality profile: Humble, organized, optimistic.  What one word would your closest friend use to describe you? Compassionate.  How do you define an ideal business relationship? Building genuine trust and mutual respect, celebrating each other’s role and business wins.  What is your greatest joy? My children, who keep me smiling!  What is your guilty pleasure? Chocolate.  What is at the top of your bucket list? Visiting the Seven Wonders of the World.

What was your favorite childhood toy or game? Mattel Barbie, always.  What’s prominently featured on your home or office wall? My diplomas and certifications, which remind me to keep learning and growing.  What’s the best advice you received growing up? Treat others as you want to be treated.  What’s the best advice you received in your career? Dream big!  Reach for the stars! 

What world event has had the greatest influence on your life?

9/11.  As a recently graduated college student working in NYC, that day is forever embedded in my mind and heart, along with every sight, sound and smell. 

What change would you like to see in the world? Less mass goods consumption and greater recycling understanding and practice.  What message do you want to send out into the world? Make every minute count.  What mega-trend most concerns you? Children looking up to celebrities and influencers; not striving for educational goals. 

What actor would you choose to play you in the movie about your life? Natalie Portman.  After your loved ones, what object would you first save from your burning home? Nothing.  I’d just be grateful for their safety.  Material things don’t matter much by comparison.  What advice would you give your younger self? Start your savings now.  What period in your life would you do differently, if you could? My twenties.

Personal mission: To raise good humans, live with integrity and make an impact.  Favorite quote: “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart” (Helen Keller).

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