We decided to turn the spotlight on some of our very own and talk with the people who work each day to help make The CMO Club an amazing place for you and your peers. Here, we talk with Kristin Norris, Global Events Director of The CMO Club.
1. What do you love most about your job?
Planning events across the US and Europe. I am afforded the opportunity to grow globally while planning these events. Learning about new markets and the ever-changing needs of chapters is exciting.
2. If you could write a creative job title for what you do, what would it be?
“Turning Dreams into Logistics.”
3. What is your favorite CMO Club memory?
When I had my son, Pete wanted me to open the Spring Summit Lion King-style with him. I wasn’t able to make it, but I was on board with the idea. Would have been hilarious!
4. What CMO Club programs/content/events/changes are you most excited about right now?
Our expansion and growth in the club overseas…and upcoming summits and dinner growth in Europe!
5. What is your greatest professional success?
Finding a job I am excited about, with the flexibility to be creative and use my strengths.
6. What is the best piece of career advice you’ve ever received?
Listen and always be learning to further your growth. You can never have too much knowledge. Be well rounded.
7. What is something that most people don’t know about you?
I was a gymnast for 23 years and cheered in the half-time show of the Pro-Bowl in 2000.
8. What is your favorite book or movie (or both)?
Top Gun, Dirty Dancing, Footloose. I prefer movies over books.
9. What’s the best trip you’ve ever taken?
Studying abroad in Spain and Italy.
10. Do you have a favorite food?
Frozen yogurt with toppings. I mean, do I have to have 1?
11. Who is your hero?
My parents, for their unconditional love and life lessons. And my gymnastics coach Earl; he taught me so much throughout the years.
12. What do you do for fun?
Enjoying every moment with my baby boy Murphy, paddle boarding, boating and the beach. I mean, I live in Florida!
13. What is your favorite season and why?
Well it has always been summer because I hate being cold. But living in Florida, we don’t pay much attention to seasons anymore. I mean, I wear boots and jackets when it hits 65 or less. Ha!