Board of Directors

Janette Byrne, Entrepreneur • Investor • Business Strategist

Chairman of the Board

Janette Byrne

Experience: Janette's entrepreneurial spirit began in the real estate industry where she honed and refined her real estate, negotiation, market research, leasing, and finance skills at Colliers International and Restrepo Consulting Group. Janette 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. As an investor, she continues to focus on long-term, income-generating businesses and investments to diversify her business portfolio. Beyond capital, she provides leadership in the areas of business strategy, organization, and financial processes

Education: 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. She is a member of the Las Vegas Alumnae Chapter of Delta Gamma.

Fun Facts: Janette founded The Marilyn S. Redd Foundation in honor of her grandmother. It is a small, Las Vegas, Nevada based 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. Janette is actively involved in Dress For Success Southern Nevada and the Young President's Organization (YPO). In 2015, she co-chaired the YPO International Conference for Women Lean In where she encouraged attendees to ignite their personal passions and fulfill their professional goals. She 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.

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

Experience: Brenda is a 20 year veteran of the Las Vegas casino industry working exclusively in Human Resources and Labor Relations. Currently with as the Vice President of Employee and Labor Relations Operations for MGM Resorts International, she has responsibility for a staff of 40 HR professionals that provide advice and counsel to all 12 MGM Resorts properties in Las Vegas which encompasses policy and procedure application, investigatory oversight and direction on administration of collective bargaining agreements. Her passion lies with building great teams to tackle complex issues and building a positive work culture where people feel respected and valued. In her community, she is active with the Faith Lutheran Varsity Football program supporting her sons, serves as a Management Apprentice Program (MAP) mentor 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.  

Finley Cotrone, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, The Harrah College of Hospitality at UNLV
Finley Cotrone, Ph.D.

Experience: 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.

Education: 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
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, two young sons, newborn daughter and has completed over 200 SCUBA dives since she was certified at age 12.

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.

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!

Kim Groberg, Owner, Kim Groberg for India Hicks and High Style for a Hundred

Kim Groberg

Experience: Kim has over 25 years in luxury women's retail both on the Human Resources side as well as the business side. From the time she was a little girl and put prices on the clothes in her closet to pretend she had a store, she has been a fashionista! Throughout her career, she has worked as part of senior management teams at top couture houses to elevate staff performance as well as develop client loyalty through providing exceptional service. Always an entrepreneur at heart, Kim recently left the world of luxury retail to open her own business allowing her the freedom and excitement of being an entrepreneur combined with her passion for giving back. She currently runs an affordable luxury accessories business representing the lifestyle brand India Hicks and also helps clients through corporate wardrobing seminars and individual consultations through her High Style For A Hundred fashion consulting business. She works with many not for profit organizations and loves the ability to combine her love for fashion with her passion for giving back.

Education: Kim is a graduate of Berkeley College in New York where she majored in Business Administration.

Fun Facts: One of Kim's most memorable life experiences was when she took ballroom dance lessons in New York and competed in ballroom dance competitions with the now famous Tony Dovolani of Dancing with the Stars as her teacher and partner! She is an avid baker and cherishes her time with her daughter and husband.

Robin Didden, SVP, Human Resources Executive, Northwest Division, Bank of America

Kim Groberg

Experience: Robin is a Human Resources Executive in her 25th year with Bank of America. In that time, her career focus has been on helping teammates reach their maximum potential. She has lead teams in Learning, Leadership Development, Recruiting, Compensation and Employee Relations work. She is also the Executive Sponsor of the Bank of America LEAD for Women Employee Network.

Education: 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 recently moved to Las Vegas, and loves going hiking and exploring the landscape with her two dogs.


Advisory Council

Paige Candee, 10e Public Relations
Affiliate 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.

Bart Patterson, President, Nevada State College
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.