Board of Directors
Janette Byrne, Entrepreneur • Investor • Business Strategist
Chairman of the Board
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 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.
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.
Brenda Bradbury, Director of Human Resources, MGM Grand Las Vegas
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.
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 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 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.
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.
Robin Didden, SVP, Human Resources Executive, Northwest Division, Bank of America
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.
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.
Kim Groberg, Owner, Kim Groberg for India Hicks and High Style for a Hundred
Shop for Success Committee Chair
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.
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.
Shari Sutton, President, Sutton Watkins Advertising & Marketing
Little Black Dress Club Committee Chair
Experience: Shari has 24+ 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, Assistant General Manager of the 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 22 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 29 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. Dolores was also heavily involved with the MGMRI Diversity, Sustainability and Philanthropy Initiatives from 2008-2018. She was a member of the Mandalay Bay Green Advantage Team, member, co-chair and chair of the Mirage Diversity Council, Chair and member of the MGMRI Hispanic/Latino Network Group, member of the MGMRI Professional Women's Network Group and co-chair of the MGMRI CSR Joint Council.
Dolores currently sits on the Boards of The Women's Chamber of Commerce of Nevada, The WCCNV Legacy Foundation, The Congressional Award of Nevada, The Nathan Adelson Hospice Hispanic/Latino Advisory Board, The Nevada State College President's Advisory Board, and Dress for Success of Southern Nevada
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.
Paige Candee, 10e Public Relations
Affiliate Founder and President of the Advisory Council
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”.
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
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, Senior Account Executive at Gartner
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.