Board of Directors


Bart Patterson, President, Nevada State College
Chairman of the Board
Bart Patterson

Experience: Bart was appointed as president of Nevada State College (NSC) in April 2012, after serving as interim president. Prior to his service at NSC, he served as chief counsel and then vice chancellor of administrative & legal affairs for the Nevada System of Higher Education. Bart is very active in the Las Vegas community as a member of various civic groups and non-profit organizations.

Education: Bart earned his bachelor's degree in political science from Utah State University and a juris doctorate from Duke University School of Law.

Fun Facts: Bart has been serving in Nevada's system of higher education for over a decade and before that, he was an attorney in private practice.


Milah Sutton, Managing Director, Deloitte
Treasurer
Milah Sutton

Experience: Milah has 14 years of experience with Deloitte in public accounting and has served clients in a variety of industries across the country. She and her husband relocated to Las Vegas in 2011 so Milah could focus on serving hospitality clients in her role as Senior Manager. Her previous volunteer experience includes serving as Corporate Sponsorship Chair and Treasurer for the Indianapolis Susan G. Komen Pink Tie Ball, and serving her community as a volunteer with Junior Achievement. She also currently volunteers with the Las Vegas Diaper Bank, which provides diapers to families in diaper need.

Education: Milah graduated with her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Purdue University and is a certified public accountant licensed in the State of Nevada.

Fun Facts: Milah enjoys traveling and outdoor activities with her husband and two young sons and has completed over 200 SCUBA dives since she was certified at age 12.


Monica Moore, Owner, Epiphany Business Service
Secretary
Monica Moore

Experience: Monica serves as an operations manager for several Office Business Centers in Texas and Nevada that specialize in providing executive and virtual business solutions for her clients. With her 18 years of experience in telecommunications, facilities operations, and project management, she decided to start Epiphany Business Service to further assist the needs and demands of her clients. She has a passion for establishing stable, reliable support services for her clients and being of service to the community. Monica has a strong background in customer service, customer relations, general office services, critical thinking and problem solving, establishing organizational structure and improving processes and policies in support of organizational goals.

Education: Monica is completing her B.S. in Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship

Fun Facts: Monica served as administrator and project manager for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Symposium in Houston, Texas for two years. Additionally, she serves as event director to Richelle Shaw, an international speaker, author, and president of the National Association of Moms In Business. Outside of the office she spends most of her time networking and volunteering for various non-profit organizations. Monica's favorite pass time is to attend theater performances, cooking Creole dishes, and watching old movies with her kids.


Paige Candee, 10e Public Relations
Founder and President of the Advisory Council
Paige Candee Oct 2013

Paige Candee became the founder of Dress for Success Southern Nevada in 2009 when, during the Great Recession, she acknowledged she could help disadvantaged women thrive professionally and personally. She built the Las Vegas business plan for the international organization and generated a fully donated space and infrastructure that has grown to help thousands of women. To generate a consistent support base and revenue stream for the charity, Paige conceived the country’s first Little Black Dress Club, a monthly donor giving program that also serves as a valuable networking source for its members and clients.

Experience: Paige is the president of public relations for 10e Media where she uses her diverse communications skills to manage agency clients and the 10e team. She focuses her skills on public relations, message development, brand strategizing and relationship building. Previously, Paige served as public relations director at Purdue Marion & Associates and as fundraising, development and volunteer management coordinator for Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada where she was integral in launching the renowned 5K “Run for a Wish”.

Education: A Peace & Conflict Resolution and Political Science graduate from Colgate University, Paige serves as the Las Vegas Alumni Club President and is a Master Graduate of Rapport Leadership International. A Las Vegas Women’s Hall of Fame inductee, Paige was also selected for Vegas Inc’s 40 Under 40 in 2014, Luxury Magazine’s Desert Gem and in 2013 and NAWBO’s Woman of Distinction in 2012. Paige also studied at American University while working at Amnesty International’s Headquarters in Washington D.C.

Fun Facts: Paige is a proud wife and mother of twin boys and a little girl.


Amy Maier, Faiss Foley Warren Public Relations & Government Affairs

Amy Maier

Experience: Amy moved to Las Vegas with her husband in 2006, after serving as communications director and chief of staff to then Rep. Jim Gibbons. She then worked for an experiential marketing agency with clients around the world. Currently, Amy works with the "wonder women" at Faiss Foley Warren Public Relations & Government Affairs managing the marketing and PR efforts for the Plaza Hotel & Casino, the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) and a variety of local businesses.

Education: Amy graduated from Lafayette College in Easton, Penn., with a double degree in International Affairs and Economics & Business.

Fun Facts: Amy loves traveling and enjoying great food and wine. She believes working out is a great stress reliever and prefers walking/running and practicing Pilates. Her greatest happiness comes from spending time with her husband, Jason, founder of the local law firm Maier Gutierrez Ayon, their daugher, Addison and their two Boston Terriers, Fenway and Shea.


Brenda Bradbury, Director of Human Resources, MGM Grand Las Vegas

Brenda Bradbury cropped

Experience: Brenda is a 15 year veteran of the Las Vegas casino industry working exclusively in Human Resources and Labor Relations.  Currently with MGM Grand, she has responsibility for the Employee Engagement, Learning and Development and Employee Relations functions for approximately 8,500 employees. Her passion lies with building great teams to tackle complex issues and helping employees reach their true potential. In her community, she is active with her church Sunday school program with her sons, serves as a MAPS mentor and PWG committee member and works on many MGM Resorts Foundation volunteer projects.

Education: Brenda is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania with a B.A. in English Literature and UNLV with a B.S. in Hospitality Management. She also holds a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification from the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and a certificate in Human Resources Studies from Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations. 

Fun Facts:  Brenda found Dress for Success when she cleaned out her closet as a result of losing over 100 pounds (literally and figuratively) and wanted to make room for more positivity in her life. It was time to get healthy and start doing some things to fuel her desire to make a difference in the lives of women in our community.  


Shari Sutton, President, Sutton Watkins Advertising & Marketing

Shari Sutton

Experience: Shari has 20+ years of senior level management, marketing and advertising experience. She co-founded Sutton Watkins Advertising & Marketing in 1998 and is responsible for several prominent accounts and new business initiatives for the agency. Shari also serves as the Chief Marketing Officer for one of the agencies largest clients, StorageOne. In this role, she oversees the direct marketing efforts of 17+ properties, investor relations, and manages all third party vendors. Ms. Sutton is active in the communications industry, having chaired the Electronic Media Awards several times over the years, raising scholarship funds for communications students while recognizing outstanding achievement in local broadcasting.

Education: Shari attended Western Michigan University, majoring in Business & Communications. She also attended Kalamazoo Valley Community College and pursued a degree in Finance. Ms. Sutton was recognized by the National Association of Women Business Owners, being honored with the 2003 Women of Distinction Award in the field of Communications.

Fun Facts: Shari is a public speaker, industry educator, and published author of industry-specific articles in trade publications and blogs. When she’s not working, Shari enjoys practicing yoga, swimming, and time with friends and family.


Dominica Anderson, Duane Morris

Dominica Anderson

Experience: Dominica is managing partner of international law firm Duane Morris' Las Vegas office and is a member of the firm's governing Partners Board and vice-chair of Duane Morris Women's Initiative Steering Committee. She is a commercial litigator working on high-stake litigation in the United States and has clients throughout the country as well as abroad. Dominica is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Bar Association serving as a co-chair of the Insurance Committee, the Clark County Bar Association, the Board of Advisors of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Women Lawyers, where she was honored with the Virginia S. Mueller Outstanding Member Award in 2011. In the past, she has been an active volunteer and fundraiser for her children's schools, for the ballet theater where she dances, as well as for United Way, Toys for Tots, and the ALS Association. She has been listed in Distinguished Women and Men in Nevada, VEGAS INC's Top Lawyers: The Best of the Best in Southern Nevada, The Top Women Attorneys in Northern California, and California Super Lawyer, 2004-2015.

Education: Dominica earned her undergraduate degree at the University of California, Berkeley, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and earned her J.D. at the University of San Francisco School of Law, graduating with high honors.

Fun Facts: Dominica has served on numerous boards in the past and has been involved in fundraising for Dress for Success in other cities as well. She is an avid skier and ballet dancer. She also enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and dogs at their house in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.


Mary Giuliano, General Manager, Vdara Hotel & Spa

Mary Giuliano

Experience: Mary is the General Manager of Vdara Hotel and Spa, a 1,495-all suite, non-gaming, smoke-free, eco-friendly boutique condo hotel and is responsible for the strategic planning and brand positioning of this luxury property. Her hospitality career spans over 25 years. Prior to her current role, Mary served as the Vice President of Residential Operations for the CityCenter Residential Division where she established homeowner association management practices and luxury service programs for the residences at Mandarin Oriental, Vdara, and Veer. Previous to her work at CityCenter, Mary was the Vice President of Hotel Operations at Treasure Island (TI).

Education: Mary earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Fun Facts: Mary serves on the Executive Board for the NHLA (Nevada Hotel & Lodging Association) and is also the Chairperson for the WIL (Women in Lodging) council. She is also an active Alumni for Leadership Las Vegas through the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce. Mary enjoys cooking, traveling, yoga and spending time with her family and friends.


Scott Caul, District Manager of National Accounts, Verizon Wireless

Scott Caul

Experience: In 15 years, Scott successfully managed dynamic sales teams for multiple Fortune 500 companies. During his 9 years with Verizon Wireless, his collective responsibilities include guiding 100+ employees and monitoring 170+ locations of direct and indirect capacities. He focuses on employee learning and development, customer relations, design strategy, and much more. While in Tulsa, OK, Scott found his passion for helping others through volunteering with the Tulsa DFS Chapter. He was a member of the Board of Directors for 5 consecutive years; two of those years, he served as Vice President.

Education: Scott earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Kinesiology, as well as multiple Associate’s Degree’s in Business Marketing and Business Management from Georgia Southwestern State University.

Fun Facts: Scott is a family man, car enthusiast, and technology geek. He enjoys spending time with his wife (Keely) and two children. Even though Scott & Keely refer to the state of Georgia as their home, they have relocated multiple times across the country and made lifelong friends along the way!