Board of Directors

Brenda Bradbury

Chairman of the Board

Senior Director Human Resources Operations, Sonder

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. Her career there culminated with 5 years as the Vice President of Employee and Labor Relations Operations where she consolidated and built the facility into a center of excellence for all properties operating in the United States. The events of the pandemic brought about personal changes and shifts in perspective. leading her to take a chance on a new leadership opportunity with Sonder. She jumped right into a position with the upstart hospitality provider. She is responsible 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 in building great teams capable of tackling complex issues and creating positive work cultures where people feel respected and valued.

Serving as a DFSSNV Board member since August of 2014, she was elected to a three year term as Board Chair in 2020. 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 maximize 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 as the result of cleaning out her closet after losing over 100 pounds. Weight loss surgery worked nicely in her case. Purging the clothing was an “out with the old and in with a new breath of positive affirmation” 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

Board Vice-Chair

SVP, Human Resources Executive
Bank of America

Robin has been a Human Resources Executive with Bank of America since 1993. In that time, her career focus has steadily been on helping teammates reach their maximum potential. She leads a national Human Resources team supporting Financial Center and Investments teammates. She has led 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 on hikes and exploring the landscape with her two dogs.

Milah Sutton

Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair

Managing Director, Deloitte

Milah is a Managing Director at Deloitte, and has more than 15 years of experience in public accounting. She serves clients across a wide variety of industries throughout the United States. 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 a 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 son, and daughter and has completed over 200 SCUBA dives since she was certified at age 12.

Finley Cotrone

Secretary

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.

Sharry Quillin

Board Member

CFO, Quillin Advertising, Public Relations & Social Media

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.

In 2001 Quillin co-founded Q Advertising & Public Relations alongside husband, Tim Quillin. Quillin Advertising, Public Relations & Social Media boasts a vast array of clients across multiple industries including automotive, healthcare, financial, gaming, housing, retail, fashion, architecture, law, and non-profit.

A proud graduate of UNLV and an 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, Sharry can be found enjoying time with her four dachshunds and one chihuahua.

Christine Monjer

Marketing and Public Relations Committee

Vice President of Business Operations, Las Vegas Aces

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 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

Fashion Show Committee

Executive Director of Banquet Operations and Property Ambassador for Community Involvement for the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas

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 through 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.

Dawn M Britt

Little Black Dress Club Committee Chair

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.

Dionne Proper

Board Member

Senior Human Resources Business Partner Southern Glazer’s Wine, Spirits and Beer

Dionne is a Senior Human Resources Business Partner for Southern Glazer’s Wine, Spirits and Beer. During her time at Southern Glazer’s, she has advocated for and participated in community relations partnerships and Diversity and Inclusion initiatives nationwide. She is a founding member of CHEERS to Diversity, Nevada Chapter and CHEERS to Black Excellence, National Chapter. Prior to joining Southern Glazer’s in 2014, Dionne held similar roles at Downtown Grand & Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The foundation of Dionne’s professional background comes via an extensive career in retail sales management.

Dionne attended The George Washington University and was born and raised in our nation’s capitol, Washington, DC. Dionne has been a proud resident of Las Vegas since 2000 and married her hometown sweetheart here in 2002. Since relocating to Las Vegas, Dionne has been an active member of our community most recently participating in Leadership Las Vegas class of 2020. As a proud mom of two teenage girls, she considers education and elevating women in the community as not only her passions, but her legacy.

Fun Facts: Dionne enjoys sports and music. She can be heard cheering our Vegas Golden Knights from afar and has an ongoing game of music “tag” with several fellow music lovers.

Advisory Council

Paige Candee

Affiliate Founder & Advisory Council President

Paige founded Dress for Success Southern Nevada in 2009, during the Great Recession, when she wanted to empower women to stand on their own.  She innately knew being encouraged by other women and their communities would lift others to be their best selves, professionally and personally. She built the Las Vegas business plan for the international organization and then generated a fully donated space and the infrastructure that has grown to help thousands of women.

As the charity’s first Board Chairwoman and with the goal of generating a consistent support base and revenue stream, Paige conceived the country’s first Little Black Dress Club. This monthly club is a donor program that also serves as a valuable networking source for its members and clients.

A twenty-plus year public relations strategist, Paige is currently the President and Owner of the public relations agency Candee Communications which 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 Member of the Women’s Hall of Fame of Nevada, she was also named Silver State’s Entrepreneur of the Year and Luxury Magazine’s Desert Gem. Additionally she is a recipient of the Women’s Chamber of Commerce’s Athena Leadership Award. Paige 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.

Alisia Pulella

Global Enterprise Client Partner with Franklin Covey

Alisia moved to Las Vegas in 1994 from Detroit. She bore witness and participated in the incredible growth the city has enjoyed. She spent 17 years at Cintas dedicated to working alongside hospitality and casino executives to strengthen their company’s brand through the development and management of employee uniform programs. Customer experience, brand strengthening, employee engagement, and cost optimization are key to developing and managing a $2m- $5m budget at some of the most well-known Strip properties. During her tenure she earned 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. As a founding Board Member of Dress for Success Southern Nevada, she helped create a non-profit that helps women in the community rejoin the workforce with relevant job skills and clothing that makes them 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.  She left her career with Cintas to take on the role of Senior Account Executive at Gartner where she advises executives in the technology space as they transform their businesses to meet 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, and 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, where she oversaw all aspects of operations for the iconic 4,000-room resort. While there, she executed several  continuous, key improvement initiatives for the company, 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 creating memories that will leave lasting impressions.

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