Board of Directors
Brenda Bradbury, Senior Director Human Resources Operations, Sonder
Chairman of the Board
Brenda is a 25 year resident of Las Vegas and a third generation gaming and hospitality professional. Up until November of 2020 she had spent her entire career with MGM Resorts International, culminating with 5 years as the Vice President of Employee and Labor Relations Operations where she consolidated and built the function into a center of excellence for the properties operating in the United States. With personal changes and perspective shifts brought about by the events of the pandemic she decided to take a chance on a leadership opportunity with Sonder and jumped right into a position with the upstart hospitality provider. She has responsibility for a staff of 15 HR professionals that provide compliance direction, payroll services, global mobility and immigration oversight, and advice and counsel to all Sonder properties in 36 markets across the globe. Her passion lies with building great teams to tackle complex issues and creating a positive work culture where people feel respected and valued.
Serving as a DFSSNV Board member since August of 2014 and was elected to a three year term as Board Chair in 2020. In her time with the Las Vegas affiliate she has chaired our signature fundraising event twice and is tirelessly working to ensure that DFSSNV is collaborating with our referral partners and agencies to provide access to professional clothing, mentorship, and job readiness programming for women in our community.
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 in 2013 when she cleaned out her closet as a result of losing over 100 pounds due to weight loss surgery and wanted to make room for more positivity in her life. It was time to focus on health and wellness and to start doing some things to fuel her desire to make a difference in the lives of women in our community. DFSSNV was a perfect fit.
Robin Didden, SVP, Human Resources Executive, Bank of America
Robin is a Human Resources Executive with Bank of America since 1993. In that time, her career focus has been on helping teammates reach their maximum potential. She leads a national Human Resources team supporting Financial Center and Investments teammates. She has lead teams in Learning, Leadership Development, Recruiting, Compensation and Employee Relations work. She is also the Executive Sponsor of the Las Vegas chapter of LEAD for Women Employee Network.
Robin attended the University of Florida, majoring in International Political Science and Mass Communications.
Fun Facts: Robin has been involved with Dress for Success in other cities. She loves going hiking and exploring the landscape with her two dogs.
Finley Cotrone, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, The Harrah College of Hospitality at UNLV
Finley is a learning and leadership development professional who has lived a life of service for over 20 years. Assistant Professor at The Harrah College of Hospitality at UNLV, Finley is an accomplished facilitator with expertise in leadership and management development, emotional intelligence, service culture development, and leadership coaching. Prior to joining UNLV, Finley was a Senior Learning Manager with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts where she had the privilege of working with all levels of luxury service providers around the globe. She is also proud of her history with MGM Resorts International where she developed and delivered training programs, most notably the nationally recognized Diversity Champions Workshop.
Finley has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatrical Performance from Missouri State University, A Master of Science in Educational Psychology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from NorthCentral University in Arizona.
Fun Facts: Finley was a professional actor for several years; you may have heard her locally on the original Monorail route or any number of commercials and video games. Her favorite theatrical role was that of Annie in Misery. Finley enjoys scuba diving and traveling with her husband Luca and daughter Scarlett.
Milah Sutton, Managing Director, Deloitte
Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair
Milah is a Managing Director at Deloitte, and has more than 15 years of experience in public accounting serving clients in a variety of industries across the country. She and her husband relocated to Las Vegas in 2011, and have made southern Nevada their home. She also currently volunteers with Jewish Family Services, which provides help, hope and support to families and individuals in times of need.
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, two young sons and daughter and has completed over 200 SCUBA dives since she was certified at age 12.
Shari Sutton, President, Sutton Watkins Advertising & Marketing
Little Black Dress Club Committee Chair
Experience: Shari has 25+ 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, overseeing the direct marketing efforts of 14+ properties, investor relations, and manages all third party vendors. Shari specializes in the self-storage vertical, overseeing the online marketing efforts of 40+ properties in 4 states. Ms. Sutton is active in the communications industry, having chaired the Electronic Media Awards several times, raising scholarship funds for communications students while recognizing outstanding achievement in local broadcasting.
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, kick-boxing, and time with friends and family.
Sharry Quillin, CFO, Quillin Advertising, Public Relations & Social Media
Marketing and Public Relations Committee Chair
Sharry Quillin serves as chief financial officer and media strategist at Quillin Advertising, Public Relations & Social Media. A leader both in the workplace and community, Quillin is a well-respected entrepreneur with a successful track record of producing outstanding client results.
Born and raised in Las Vegas, Quillin opened her own insurance agency at the age of 19. Called Pioneer Insurance, it provided property, casualty, life and health insurance. In 1996 after 15 years in business, Quillin sold her agency and worked full time for Rapport Leadership Training as the national sales director. In 1998, Quillin went to work at Quillin & Co. Advertising as media strategist, where she was responsible for planning and placing millions of dollars in national and local media.
Quillin co-founded Q Advertising & Public Relations alongside husband, Tim Quillin, in 2001. Quillin Advertising, Public Relations & Social Media boasts a vast array of clients across multiple industries including automobile, healthcare, financial, gaming, housing, retail, fashion, architecture, law and non-profit.
A proud graduate of UNLV and avid proponent of community involvement, Quillin currently sits on the board of directors for Dress for Success of Southern Nevada and Grant a Gift Autism Foundation. In addition, she actively supports the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation, Little Black Dress Club, Nevada School of the Arts and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Foundation. She has been involved with United Way Women's Council, American Heart Association's Circle of Red, Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada (past board member), Woman's Club of Summerlin, Senior Law Program, Lied Animal Foundation, Heaven Can Wait and the American Lung Association.
Fun Facts: When not crunching numbers and placing media for clients, Quillin can be found enjoying time with her four dachshunds and one chihuahua.
Christine Monjer, Vice President of Business Operations, Las Vegas Aces
Marketing and Public Relations Committee
Christine Monjer joined MGM Resorts International in November of 2016 through the Executive Associate Program, working in the Corporate Entertainment Division. Six months later, she was named the Executive Director of Entertainment Marketing where she was responsible for overseeing the marketing plans for concert tours, residency shows, festivals, award shows, and sporting events throughout MGM Resorts' Las Vegas venues, including T-Mobile Arena, Park Theater, MGM Grand Garden Arena, and Mandalay Bay Events Center.
With the purchase of the WNBA franchise, Monjer was responsible for the creation of the brand identity and marketing for the Las Vegas Aces. At the conclusion of the team's inaugural season, Monjer was named Assistant General Manager of the Aces, and she now oversees the entirety of the team's business operations, including ticket sales, marketing and community relations.
Prior to making her mark on the Entertainment Capital of the World, Monjer worked at PepsiCo in Chicago as the brand manager on the Quaker Oats hot cereal business. There she led Quaker's largest consumer-facing promotion in the brand's history, Bring Your Best Bowl, and was responsible for the activation of the brand through sports partnerships with the NFL and MLS's Chicago Fire. Prior to joining PepsiCo, Christine was a retail buyer working at Macy's Inc and United Colors of Benetton.
Monjer attended the University of Miami, where she graduated Cum Laude in 2006 with a degree in business management and organization. She went on her to earn her MBA from Cornell University's S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Dress for Success Southern Nevada.
Dolores Campuzano-Pignatello, Executive Director of Banquet Operations and Property Ambassador for Community Involvement for the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas
Fashion Show Committee
Dolores has worked in the Hospitality/Food and Beverage Industry for over 27 years. Prior to the Cosmopolitan, Dolores was with MGM Resorts International for over 15 years at 3 of their Luxury Properties (Bellagio, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage). Other previous employers include Pebble Beach Resorts, Hard Rock Resorts and Walt Disney World Resorts.
Dolores has lived in Las Vegas for over 30 years. She is a Basic Academy of International Studies High School Graduate ‘94 and participated in the first Latino Youth Leadership Conference from the Latin Chamber of Commerce in ‘94.
She is a UNLV Alumni ‘00 where she received her Bachelor of Science in Hotel Administration as well as studied Hospitality courses abroad for various semesters. She went thru the very distinguished Disney University Program in ‘00 and received certified training in Business Etiquette in ‘11.
She is an MGM Resorts International Leadership Institute Alumni ‘12 and a Leadership Las Vegas Alumni ’16.
She is a mentor and advocate to various individuals in various leadership roles throughout the Hospitality Industry and within the community.
Fun Facts: She is married to Joseph Pignatello and the proud 3 rd parent of 6 incredible children (Joey, Kati, Zach, Joshua, Nina and Tony) and 3 fur babies - Gatsby - Poodle, Louie - Yorkie and Tiffany – Chihuahua.
Lisa Riggleman, Director of Community Outreach with Lutheran Social Services of Nevada
Fashion Show and Programming Committee Chair
Lisa is honored to serve those more vulnerable as the Director of Community Outreach with Lutheran Social Services of Nevada. She is responsible for directing the agency’s messaging, leading the development efforts and facilitating and managing volunteer engagement.
Las Vegas has been her home for more than 30 years. Most recently, she served as the Director of Guest Experience for the world-renowned Neon Museum where she contributed to the notable Tim Burton art installation. She’s also lead resort openings, and ground-breaking organizational development partnerships. For nearly 25 years, she’s facilitated professional development for Native American enterprises, tribal councils and casinos across the nation, and human resources consultation for tribal governments.
In addition, to serving on the board of directors for Dress for Success Southern Nevada and Little Black Dress Club, she was a board member for Junior League of Las Vegas, and Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Southern Nevada.
Fun Facts: Lisa is an avid musical theatre lover-locally and on Broadway.
Dawn M Britt, Founder/CEO OneSeven Agency
"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different." - Coco Chanel
With a hands-on approach to doing business, Dawn Britt oversees client strategy and crisis communications while empowering and developing a strong team of practitioners within OneSeven Agency. Her refreshingly sincere, straightforward approach has resulted in affiliations with countless well-known industry movers and shakers, along with meaningful partnerships and placements for her clients.
With more than 20 years in the PR and marketing game, Britt helms a dynamic agency, providing a diverse set of clientele with innovative representation. Throughout her career, she's worked with a who's who of distinguished brands and non-profits, including celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse's restaurants, global company ONE Group STK restaurants, Foxwoods Resort & Casino, "Top Chef" contestant Chef John Tesar and his award-winning restaurant, Knife Dallas, 50 Eggs Hospitality Group, Bridge Counseling, Golden Rainbow, AFAN, Department of Family Services, Keep Memory Alive which supports The Cleveland Clinic, NPHY, Fashion Show Mall, Grand Canal Shoppes, Yamashiro Hollywood, Sugar Factory, Pandora Jewelry, Givenchy, Sprinkles Cupcakes, Viceroy L'ermitage, Michael Boychuck Color Salon, Silverton, Lyft rideshare, Blue Desert Cabo luxury villas, Cipriani and Lawry's Restaurants.
Britt was the Executive Corporate Director of Communications for Fortune 100 Sands Corp., where she was a driving force behind the $1.9 billion Palazzo grand opening. She created OneSeven Agency to provide clients with what she sought while in-house, giving her an innate ability to both process and produce visionary service for her client's goals. Always looking ahead to "what's next," Britt's digital team was one of the first to incorporate digital influencers in measurable contracted campaigns in the Las Vegas market.
Named PRSA's "PR Practitioner of the Year," Britt has lectured to UNLV's Journalism and Media Studies program, served as President-Elect for the PRSA Las Vegas Valley Chapter and was an advocate at the Global Gaming Expo. She was a board member and marketing chair for the Las Vegas Fashion Council and is actively involved as a board member for the Las Vegas Chapter of Dress For Success in addition to fundraising and volunteering efforts for numerous charities.
Britt spends quality time with her partner, H Farahi, and their shih tzu, MeiLi, while touring vineyards, hosting parties, practicing pilates, traveling and hitting the dining scene.
Paige Candee, Affiliate Founder & Advisory Council President
Paige founded Dress for Success Southern Nevada in 2009 when, during the Great Recession, she wanted to empower women to stand on their own while being encouraged by other women and their community to be their best selves professionally and personally. She built the Las Vegas business plan for the international organization and generated a fully donated space and the infrastructure that has grown to help thousands of women.
As the charity’s first Board Chairwoman, with the goal of generating a consistent support base and revenue stream, 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.
A twenty-plus year public relations strategist, Paige is the president and owner of public relations agency Candee Communications where she serves businesses and non-profit organizations that have meaning, purpose and goals intended to make the world a better place to live, work, play and dream. She focuses her skills on strategic planning, message development, media outreach, and community relations.
A Hall of Famer in the Women’s Hall of Fame of Nevada, she also was named Silver State’s Entrepreneur of the Year and Luxury Magazine’s Desert Gem. A recipient of the Women’s Chamber of Commerce’s Athena Leadership Award, Paige also was president of the Colgate University Las Vegas Alumni Club for 10 years and is a master graduate of Rapport Leadership International. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Peace & Conflict Resolution and Political Science from Colgate University and holds a certification in non-profit management and public relations from UNLV. 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.
Bart Patterson, President, Nevada State College
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.
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.
Alisia Pulella, Global Enterprise Client Partner with Franklin Covey
Alisia moved to Las Vegas in 1994 from Detroit. She has witnessed and participated in the incredible growth the city has enjoyed. She has spent 17 years at Cintas working alongside hospitality and casino executives to strengthen their company’s brand through the development and management of employee uniform programs. Customer experience, brand strength, employee engagement and cost optimization are key factors when developing and managing a $2m- $5m budget at some of the most well-known Strip properties. During her tenure she also earned a coaching certification from The Institute for Professional Coaches and a secondary certification from Gaia Project which focuses on coaching women leaders. Alisia is also an engaged community leader. Founding board member of Dress for Success Southern Nevada, she helped create a non-profit that helps women in the community to rejoin the work force with relevant job skills and clothing to look the part. She also currently serves as a facilitator for Global Gaming Women’s LeanIn Circle project.
In December 2017, Alisia decided to take on a new adventure and left her career with Cintas to take on the role of Senior Account Executive at Gartner. She advises executives in the technology space as they transform their businesses to meet the future demands.
Ann C. Hoff, Chief Marketing Officer MGM Resorts International
Ann Hoff is President and COO of Portfolio Properties at MGM Resorts International overseeing property Presidents/COOs at The Mirage, New York-New York, Luxor, Excalibur as well as the Retail and Hotel Centers of Excellence for the entire enterprise. In this role Hoff drives strategic direction, corporate initiatives and EBITDA enhancements while also implementing operating model changes across the enterprise.
Prior to this role, Hoff served as President and Chief Operating Officer at Excalibur, overseeing all aspects of the operation for the iconic 4,000-room resort while also executing several company continuous improvement initiatives, such as paid parking. Her career with MGM Resorts began in 1990 when she joined the Management Associate Program (MAP) at The Mirage. Soon after, she was named Assistant Director of Leisure Marketing for the property, followed by Assistant Director of Sales at Treasure Island. In 1997, Hoff moved to Biloxi, MS to become part of the opening team as Director of Marketing for the company's 1,740-room Beau Rivage. In 2001, Hoff returned to Las Vegas as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Treasure Island before becoming Vice President of Operations at New York-New York overseeing the Hotel, Food & Beverage, Entertainment, Retail, Sales and Marketing divisions.
She is involved in numerous professional and charitable organizations, currently serving on the Board of Trustees at Southern Hills Hospital, the Executive Board of Global Gaming Women (GGW), the Advisory Boards of the UNLV William F. Harrah College of Hospitality and Dress for Success. Within MGM Resorts, she is Executive Chair for the Emerging Leaders Network Group and the Executive Sponsor for the Management Associate Program (MAP) and the MGM 2020 Sourcing Initiative.
Hoff is a 2010 graduate of Leadership Las Vegas and holds a bachelor's degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) where she was honored among UNLV's 50 Most Intriguing Alumni in 2018. She has also been recognized with the UNLVino Dom Perignon Award of Excellence, honoring individuals who have distinguished themselves through inspirational leadership, character and work ethic, GGW's "Pay It Forward Award" and 2011 Women to Watch.
Janette Byrne, Entrepreneur • Investor • Business Strategist
Janette's entrepreneurial spirit began in the real estate industry in 2001 where she honed and refined her real estate, negotiation, market research, leasing and finance skills at Colliers International and Restrepo Consulting Group. She parlayed this experience into the world of investment properties at NAI Horizon. Janette grew a diverse portfolio of commercial and residential real estate - and soon thereafter owned and co-owned several small businesses including a 50-unit executive suites, a 500-acre avocado grove in Ventura, California and a GolfTEC franchise. Beyond capital, she provides leadership in the areas of business strategy, organization and financial processes through her business coaching and consulting company GSD Investments, LLC.
Janette founded The Marilyn S. Redd Foundation, a small, private family foundation that provides grants to existing local charities that protect, help, and mentor boys and young men who come from abused and neglected homes. Additionally, Janette co-chaired the Young President Organization's International Women's Conference and served on the host committee of the Las Vegas chapter of 2020 Women On Boards. Janette is actively involved in the Young President's Organization (YPO) at the local and international level and is a member of the Las Vegas Alumnae Chapter of Delta Gamma.
Janette is a graduate of Boston University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication with a concentration in Public Relations, as well as a Master of Science in Applied Communication Research. Through speaking, writing, coaching, and her Be the CEO of Your Life workshops, Janette uses her education and experiences to connect, inspire, and motivate women to get everything they want out of life.
Long before becoming an Advisory Council member and then Chairwoman of the Board of Dress for Success Southern Nevada, Janette was one of the founding members of the Little Black Dress Club.
Fun Facts: Janette resides in Las Vegas with her husband, their two sons and their Vizsla. Together they travel, embrace the fun and sometimes even the chaos that comes with truly living life and create memories that will leave lasting impressions.