WITI Las Vegas Relaunch - Building an Effective Professional Network

Whether you want a promotion, recognition, new job or team cooperation, relationship building is central to your achieving your goals.

We are excited to re-launch the WITI Las Vegas Network. We have a great community of tech savvy professionals in Las Vegas and people flying in from around the world every week to attend conference, seminars and do business!

Your participation in the WITI Las Vegas community will not only provide access to smart, talented, tech savvy women but an opportunity to connect with WITI members who regularly fly in for WITI partner conferences and events.

At our kick off event, a panel about experts that will share unique strategies about how to build your brand and your network. Whether you're looking for your next opportunity, a mentor or to close your next big deal, this is the event for you.

Food and drink will be served.

Men are always welcome and encouraged to attend all WITI events.

Featured Speaker(s)

Beverly Jackson is the VP, Social Media Marketing and Content Strategy for MGM Resorts International. MGM Resorts International is one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Aria, Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, Luxor and The Mirage. In this role she is building a Center of Excellence for social and content marketing. As a marketing champion for the Company, she is leading an engaging brand storytelling strategy across multiple media platforms and networks by driving against KPIs and production of compelling content.

As an experienced digital marketer with a passion for content innovation, Beverly has worked on some of the world's most iconic media brands. She consistently succeeds when brands are looking to deploy innovative digital and social strategies. As an international keynote speaker and media thought leader, she leads workshops teaching other marketers how leverage and scale social and the challenges of creating compelling content across platforms. The ability to use influencers to lend authenticity to branded content delivering conversions and transactions is a common theme.

While serving as the Head of Social Marketing for Yahoo, she provided strategic leadership on social media integration for apps, original content strategy and social trends to transition the iconic internet brand from desktop to mobile. She previously created the award winning social media program for the GRAMMY Awards and is often honored as a Digital Innovator. For more than 20 years, Beverly has worked as a digital marketer in leadership roles at some of the largest agencies, media companies and startups including IPG, WPP and Tribune Interactive Media.

She has a master's degree from Baruch College in NY and a BS from Howard University in Washington, DC and currently resides in Las Vegas, NV.

Lilian Tomovich is a transformational Chief Marketing Officer with more than 20 years of experience working with Fortune 500 consumer businesses in the U.S. and Canada. Her industry experience spans hospitality, entertainment, financial services, telecom/mobile and retail. Ms. Tomovich is recognized as an influential leader in brand marketing, best known for her work in developing innovative, customer-centric and market-winning brand strategies. Her work has won numerous industry awards, and Brand Innovators, recently named her to the 2016 Top 100 Women in Brand Marketing list and Hot Topics named Lili one of the 50 Most Influential Travel and Hospitality Marketers in the Americas for 2016.

Currently, Ms. Tomovich is the Chief Experience & Marketing Officer at MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM), a $9 billion global hospitality and entertainment company. In her role, Ms. Tomovich oversees the Company's marketing function including digital innovation and operations, with a focus on improving the guest experience companywide. As a spokesperson for the Company, Ms. Tomovich is a frequent speaker on the topic of digital innovation, loyalty and customer engagement, including at MGM Resorts Investors Day. Since joining the Company in 2014, Ms. Tomovich has led the marketing transformation of MGM Resorts including a new and refreshed brand positioning, a consumer centric media and social strategy, a connected guest services strategy and a complete overhaul of MGM Resorts digital presence.

Previously, Ms. Tomovich served as Senior Vice President of Consumer Marketing for MasterCard (NYSE:MA) and was a member of the global leadership team. Previously, Ms. Tomovich was Head of Marketing for MasterCard in Canada where she was a member of the Canadian Operating Committee, working extensively with the board. Ms. Tomovich's tenure at MasterCard was defined by being named one of the Top 100 Most Innovative Companies (Forbes, 2014) and the Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands (BrandZ, 2014).

In her early career, Ms. Tomovich held senior marketing positions with Loyalty One, the world's leading provider of loyalty marketing programs to global corporations. Before joining Loyalty One, Ms. Tomovich honed her marketing skills with roles at Rogers (TSE: RCI.B), Canada's largest mobile carrier and Citi (NYSE: C).

Ms. Tomovich is a current member of the Board of Directors for Basketball Canada, and a past member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

Ms. Tomovich earned an MBA from Wayne State University in Michigan and her Bachelor's degree in Arts from Brock University in Ontario. Ms. Tomovich lives in Las Vegas with her husband and daughter. She is passionate about luxury travel, great food and donuts.

Laura Fucci joined the city of Henderson in November 2012 as Chief Information Officer. She oversees the city's Department of Information Technology, responsible for technology strategy and support while ensuring a safe and reliable computing experience for those who use the city's services. As CIO, Laura has a goal to leverage technology to further improve city services.

Laura has experience working for government and private industry. Most recently she served as CIO for Clark County, Nevada. She also worked for MGM MIRAGE in executive information technology positions and CH2M HILL where she was responsible for vetting and implementing new technologies across more than 50 offices nationwide.

Laura is a member and past president of the Metropolitan Information Exchange (MIX), founder of the Women in Technology, Inc. (WITI) Las Vegas Chapter, member of the UNLV School of Computer Science Advisory Board, president and co-founder of Technology and Diversity for Charity and a member of Infragard-Las Vegas Chapter.

A native of Henderson, Laura earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science at Oregon State University and obtained a Graduate Certificate in Public Management from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Angela Daugherty is a Talent Acquisition professional specializing in Program Management, Data Analytics, and Candidate Experience. She's currently working with the Microsoft Services US & LATAM businesses, and has previously partnered with IT, Operations, Consumer & Online, and has also spent some time as University Recruiter. She is known for her collaboration and teamwork and for constantly raising the bar of performance. She's a graduate of the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA. A Pacific Northwest native, Angela grew up with a love of the athletics, the outdoors and her family.

Punam Mathur Culminating a 25+-year career as a senior executive in the gaming industry, Mathur currently serves as Executive Director of the Elaine P. Wynn & Family Foundation and operates her own business as a speaker. Within a lengthy list of volunteer and service roles, Mathur has received appointments to statewide leadership positions by the last four Governors in her home state of Nevada. She is a champion and advocate for children and public education. Despite numerous awards and recognition, the role of which she is proudest is as Mom to her three remarkable sons and one spectacular daughter.

Schedule of Events

5:30 pm: Registration, Networking and Refreshments
6:30 pm: WITI Welcome and Announcements
6:40 pm: Interactive Panel
7:50 pm: Wrap up