Vice President, Senior Client Manager | Bank of America Merrill Lynch
When women support each other, incredible things happen. – Anonymous
Monica Coburn is Vice President, Senior Client Manager at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. In her position in the bank's Commercial Banking Group, Monica works with businesses and non-profits throughout southern Nevada with annual revenues between $5 million and $50 million, and being a strategic advisor to assist with their business and organization’s needs.
Monica has received a number of awards throughout her career, including two awards from the U.S. Small Business Administration and is a recipient of the Woman of Distinction Award by the National Association of Women Business Owners Southern Nevada (NAWBO). Monica has participated as a speaker/panelist speaking on access to capital and business financing, and was also selected as a mentor for the White House Economic Forum that was held in Las Vegas, NV.
Monica’s passion is helping businesses succeed and helping the youth in our community who need it most. Her community involvement includes her volunteer efforts with a number of charitable organizations including Salvation Army, Goodie Two Shoes, New Vista, Project 150, and Three Square. She also serves on the Board of Directors for several organizations, including Dress for Success Southern Nevada, Nevada Business Opportunity Fund and is currently board chair for B.E. A S.H.E.R.O. Foundation.
President | F.E.I. Construction
Jana Forsythe is President and CEO of F.E.I. Construction, a General Engineering and General Building contractor specializing in commercial tenant improvements.
Before opening F.E.I. Construction and performing the duties that go hand in hand with having her own business, she worked as a construction estimator, project manager, and team manager for $300+ million annual revenue companies. She has a MBA from the University of Nevada Las Vegas-Lee Business School, and she received her bachelor’s degree in Management of Technical Operations with an Aviation background from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
Jana was the 2014 Women of Distinction Award recipient for Real Estate/Construction. Since 2014 she has served on the UNLV Alumni Board and was the 2016 EMBA Alumni Board President. She is an active UNLV and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Alum.
Her hobbies consist of chocolate, wine, hiking, tennis, collecting daily farm fresh eggs, visits to animal shelters, soaks in hot springs, road trips of the contiguous United States, and pistol shoots with Women of High Caliber.
One woman can make a difference; together we can rock the world! - Author Unknown
President | Integrity Partners Inc.
It’s easy to spot the strong women. They’re the ones building each other up, not tearing each other down. - Anonymous
Lanetta Lillis is Owner and President of Integrity Partners, Inc. Lanetta’s area of expertise is operations management and strategic planning with experience from numerous industries from general contracting to building automation to technical training. She is responsible for coordinating and structuring cohesive support of the company clients including: trust administration consulting for non-attorney trust administrators; and growth plan implementation of a standalone division, Integrity Team Wire, a wire/cable electrical wholesale company.
Active in the business and local community, Lanetta was previously a member of Civitan; formerly served as a chapter committee chair for NAWBO, National Association of Women Business Owners and participated as a panelist at the 2016 Quality Job Growth and Business Financing Initiatives in the Greater Las Vegas Area Roundtable facilitated by the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco and the Aspen Institute.
Lanetta is currently on the Board of the Rotary Club of Las Vegas-Central, serving as Vice President and Membership Chair and is a mentor to the Clark County Small Business Opportunity Program (SBOP).
Lanetta loves dogs, swing dance, entertaining, and her family and friends. Her passion is to help businesses create effective systems, implement their growth plans, and facilitate connections to the resources they need to sustain and grow their businesses.
CEO | Integrity Partners , Inc.
Sharon Spann is Owner and Chief Executive Officer of Integrity Partners, Inc. Responsible for the company’s management consulting division, her expertise is in best practices identification and implementation for businesses and personal strengths discovery and development for business owners and staff.
Sharon’s background includes experience in multi-functional team management; regulatory analysis and compliance, and corporate training. Sharon has a Master’s Degree in Accounting from Governors State University; completed her undergraduate studies at DePaul University; and is a certified Master Practitioner in Neuro-linguistic Programming.
Together with Lanetta Lillis, their company was a nominee for the SBA 2016 Woman Owned Business of the Year Award.
Sharon’s community involvement has included serving as a volunteer/tutor at a home for girls; and group and individual mentorship. Sharon continues to stay involved, currently serving on the Board of the Rotary Club of Las Vegas-Central; and mentor to the Clark County Small Business Opportunity Program (SBOP).
A woman that walks in purpose does not have to chase people or opportunities. Her light causes people and opportunities to pursue her. - Dr. Farrah Gray