Sr. Account Executive, Public Relations
McKinzie Cogswell joined Faiss Foley Warren PR & Government Affairs in 2005 to work on the firm’s vast retail accounts. Today, she oversees public relations for General Growth Properties (GGP) in Las Vegas, which includes Fashion Show, a 2 million square-foot retail destination the Las Vegas Strip and boasting 250-plus boutiques and restaurants and seven anchor departments stores; and Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian | The Palazzo, a nearly 1 million square-foot specialty shopping center inside The Venetian and The Palazzo Resorts and home to Nevada’s only Barneys New York and retail powerhouses including Jimmy Choo, Fendi, Christian Louboutin, Tory Burch and Salvatore Ferragamo. Cogswell also oversees account responsibilities for Meadows Mall, a super-regional shopping center totaling 945,000 square feet and 140-plus boutiques and eateries. Combined, the centers encompass close to 4 million square feet of retail space – 3 million on the famed Las Vegas Strip.
Cogswell also oversees two national contracts for GGP through the collection and organization of thousands of seasonal retail images for various online photo guides on the company’s 120 mall websites throughout the country. In this capacity, Cogswell is responsible for working with the national marketing teams of 100-plus brands on both coasts. For GGP, she also launched and oversees a national blog program – Fearless Fashionista – that includes more than 20 bloggers who cover retail and fashion at 52 GGP shopping centers across the country.
Cogswell was an integral part of the account team that helped manage the highly successful opening of the $1.9 billion dollar Palazzo Las Vegas and The Shoppes at The Palazzo in January 2008. In addition to assisting with the opening of The Shoppes at The Palazzo, she served on the account team that helped open the $1 billion dollar Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa in April 2006.
In 2013, Cogswell received the PRSA Best of Show Pinnacle Award in Southern Nevada for her work and efforts on planning and executing Fashion’s Night Out in 2012 at The Palazzo featuring E! Fashion Police co-host and noteworthy stylist, George Kotsiopoulos. She was the recipient of a PRSA Pinnacle Award in 2007 and was recognized as the Newcomer of the Year.
A graduate of the University of Montana School of Business, Cogswell graduated a University Scholar with high honors from Davidson’s Honor College with a major in Business Marketing.
When not working, she enjoys spending time with her two young children and husband, exploring all that Las Vegas has to offer.