As President of Brightline West, Sarah Watterson is responsible for all aspects of business development and delivery of the high-speed rail system, including transit-oriented development and rail infrastructure strategy, design, & execution. She has a strong background in large-scale infrastructure projects, including the acquisition and restructuring of the Milwaukee Bucks and developing the 725,000-SF Fiserv Forum. Watterson most recently led development at Florida East Coast Industries, a multi-faceted real estate and transportation company, and served as CEO of Drive Shack (NYSE:DS). She graduated summa cum laude from Cornell University.
As a Senior Account Director at REQ, Danielle Yanke leads digital strategies for some of the agency’s top hospitality and eCommerce clientele, exceeding clients’ goals with strategic marketing plans. A dyed in the wool optimist, Danielle enjoys bringing a positive attitude and energy to her client operations so we can all have a little fun along the way.
Originally hailing from Chicago after graduating from Northern Illinois University with a BS in Hospitality Administration, Danielle made her way to the Las Vegas marketing industry after kicking off her career at MGM Grand and then skipped across The Strip to The Mirage, where she supported Vegas’ first mega-resort’s online presence. During this time, she oversaw social media strategy, digital media plans, mobile apps, web design, and all aspects of digital marketing for a Fortune 500 company. Simultaneously serving on the board of the Las Vegas Innovation Marketing Association for 9 years, she upholds the continual education (and reputation for amazing networking events) for the city’s marketing community.
Discovering her perfect fit within agency life, she is now a Senior Account Director out of REQ’s Las Vegas office. Outside of the office, Danielle spends time loving her daughter Freya, and her and her husband Brandon try to find time being amateur astronomers, exploring epicurean delights, watching sci-fi, and playing with their dog, Oliver.
Shelley is an EOS Worldwide Franchisee, Certified EOS Implementer, and EOS Implementer Coach. EOS is the Entrepreneurial Operating System™, based on the book Traction, by Gino Wickman. She works with entrepreneurial leadership teams as their EOS trainer, facilitator, and coach, helping them get what they want from their business. Shelley was trained by EOS Worldwide in 2019, and has been helping EOS Teams "Get a Grip on their Business." Shelley previously led ad sales for Cox Communications in Nevada and California. Shelley incorporates speaking as a member of the Vistage Speaker's Bureau, sharing EOS with CEO's and their leadership teams.
Brian Formisano, Region Bank President – Nevada Southern for Wells Fargo, is responsible for setting direction and leading all aspects of the branch banking network, including small business and affluent business. He provides business leadership for the planning and execution of all activities within the region and alignment between regional initiatives and overall Regional Banking initiatives. He ensures all elements of risk management, compliance accountability and talent management programs are followed. He represents Wells Fargo in all aspects of federal, state, and community leadership as well as the development within the market.