Bringing 15 years of Public Relations and Communications experience, Grace Russell serves as the Director of Public Relations at Quillin.
Grace arrived in fabulous Las Vegas from Montgomery, AL in 2006 seated on two pillows while driving a Penske truck. She began her PR/Communications career in Vegas with the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) in the Public Affairs Office and then eventually moved into the Public Relations and Marketing Department where she developed a knack for writing, especially mining for stories and storytelling.
After three years at UNLV, Grace went on to generate value and awareness for numerous notable Vegas organizations including The Ritz-Carlton, Wynn Las Vegas and The Light Group, where she oversaw PR efforts for their various restaurants, lounges, nightclubs and dayclubs. Additionally, while at The Light Group, she organized large-scale events such as red carpets for celebrities including Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, Dr. Dre, Nas and Nick Jonas, thus gaining the reputation in the city as "The Red Carpet Queen."
In 2014, Grace caught the entrepreneurial spirit and created her own LLC, GR|PR, a public relations company. During its operation, she managed PR efforts for a French café, a motivational speaker, a startup airline and a celebrity poker tournament which garnered national and local coverage with Essence Magazine, Ebony.com, Fox 5, The Tom Joyner Morning Show, Yahoo.com, The Las Vegas Review Journal and Vegas Weekly.
She returned to the Strip in 2015 for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, working with Cirque du Soleil as the publicist for the critically acclaimed live productions Michael Jackson ONE and Mystère. During her stint with Cirque, she coordinated placements, coverage and performances with The Today Show, Miss USA, the Latin Grammys, Lip Sync Battle, BuzzFeed’s Ladylike, CNBC Money, The L.A. Times, Refinery29, HOY, Sunrise Australia and the Vegas Golden Knights.
Grace recently bid a fond farewell to Cirque and joined Quillin, where she leads PR planning and strategy for Quillin’s impressive client list. At Quillin, she enjoys the intimate, family-like culture as well as the broad variety of clients and the opportunity to build proactive creative PR strategies.
When she’s not brainstorming new PR tactics or media pitches, she enjoys spending time with her new White German Shepherd dog, Basquiat, named after famed artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Grace is also a baseball fan (Go Dodgers) and enjoys camping. Fun Fact: she’ll reveal her age before she will ever tell you her true height sans high heels.