Ellen Gutierrez is SVP Global Planning Director on Mead Johnson at Saatchi NY. For more info, you can find her on LinkedIn here.
WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST JOB?
I lived in Caracas Venezuela and did public relations for a Venezuelan Corporation to promote its 40th anniversary celebrations throughout the country.
WHAT LED YOU ON THE PATH YOU’RE ON TODAY?
Life … I didn’t have any set path or direction, one thing led to another and I ended up here … sort of by chance.
WHAT ARE YOUR LOVEMARKS?
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE AD (ALL TIME OR CURRENTLY)?
IF YOU NEVER HAD TO WORK AGAIN, WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO DO?
I’d be a rancher in Montana
FAVORITE PLACE YOU’VE BEEN TO?
My garden at home … which has literally thousands of roses
WHAT’S YOUR MOST PRIZED POSSESSION?
My three absolutely AWESOME children
DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE YOUTUBE VIDEO?
There are so many great ones my kids send me – many of which have questionable content
WHAT’S SOMETHING YOU MAKE REALLY WELL?
Butternut squash soup for Thanksgiving
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE COLD-WEATHER NYC ACTIVITY?
Snuggling up in bed and watching a good movie
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE LUNCHTIME SPOT NEAR THE OFFICE?
Haven’t been here long enough to find out
WHAT’S YOUR GO TO KARAOKE SONG? (COME ON, WE KNOW YOU HAVE ONE).
Play that Funky Music
WHAT’S THE BEST MEAL YOU’VE EVER HAD?
In the Canary Islands (where my husband is from) there is this restaurant that makes AMAZING arepas with carne mechada, which is shredded brisket with spices. They also havethe best “Mojo picon” (spicy sauce) ever created.
IF YOU COULD BE THE WORLD RECORD HOLDER OF ANYTHING, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Complaining about how much I hate reality TV.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE CREATIVE PURSUIT?
WHAT BLOGS/MAGAZINES/BOOKS/PAPERS/WEBSITES CAN YOU NOT LIVE WITHOUT?
WHAT’S THE LAST GREAT EVENT YOU WENT TO?
The amazing New Year’s Eve party I threw this past year
WHAT’S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?
You have no control over anything so don’t kid yourself by thinking you do
WHAT’S YOUR GREATEST NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE STORY?
That I have stayed married for 23 years and am still fabulously happy, content, in love and excited about the future. That is truly impossible.