Dress for Success Quad Cities is proud to announce the hiring of Tyla Sherwin-Cole as the new Executive Director.

Ms. Sherwin-Cole replaces outgoing Executive Director and Founder, Regina Haddock. Ms. Haddock had announced her planned retirement, and a search for a new Executive Director was underway, when the temporary floodwall of the Mississippi River failed, flooding Dress for Success Quad Cities’ location and forcing them to evacuate. The flood damage will cost the organization between $40,000-$50,000.

Dress for Success Quad Cities moved forward with their planned search and hired Ms. Sherwin-Cole as the new Executive Director. A native of the Quad Cities, Tyla Sherwin-Cole has served non-profits for more than ten years. Ms. Sherwin-Cole impressed the search committee with her dedication to public service, her empathy for others, her authenticity, and her passion.

“We are truly grateful to Regina for founding Dress for Success Quad Cities and plan to build upon the foundation she helped establish. Tyla’s shared passion for empowering women, her effusive energy, and her long-term expertise in non-profits will lead us through our next phase of growth as we continue to help the women of the Quad Cities reach economic independence and achieve their own self-defined success.” –Cheryl Kung, President, Dress for Success Quad Cities Board of Directors.

Tyla Sherwin-Cole is eager to face the challenges of her new position. “It’s amazing to see so many women working towards a goal, and that goal is to empower other women,” said Sherwin-Cole.

Tyla Sherwin-Cole began her position as Executive Director of Dress for Success Quad Cities on July 16, 2019.

About: Dress for Success Quad Cities is one of 153 affiliates around the globe. The organization’s goal is to empower women toward economic stability. Dress for Success has served more than one million women worldwide by providing them with business-appropriate clothing, job search support, mentoring, and professional development programs.

Learn more, donate, and volunteer at quadcities.dressforsuccess.org.

Tess Abney is a freelance writer who was born and raised in the Quad Cities. She spends most of her time attempting to successfully raise three boys. In her free time, writing is her passion. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.