Who We Are

Sonia Jacobson is Founder and Executive Director of Suited for Success and Dress for Success Miami. She has over 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur in both for-profit and non-profit arenas. Prior to Suited for Success, Jacobson founded Image Development Group, which provided training seminars on defining, cultivating and promoting business image; communications skills; professional presence; and international protocol.

Jacobson co-founded Suited for Success in 1994 and has grown it into a vibrant organization serving over 1,300 men, women and youth each year. Her non-profit work has been recognized by former Miami-Dade County Mayor Alex Penelas, former Governor Lawton Chiles and former Vice President Al Gore.

Jacobson has trained teams and individuals for companies and organizations such as American Express, AT&T, BellSouth, Florida Blue, Burger King Corporation, Citibank, Hewlett Packard, IBM, JCPenney, Kodak, Marriott Hotels, Fountainebleau Hilton, Sun-Sentinel, University of Miami, Xerox, Greenberg Traurig, Shutts & Bowen, Holland & Knight, Price Waterhouse, Miami Dade College, and FIU Chapman School of Hospitality.

Suited for Success Staff

Sonia Jacobson
Founder and Executive Director
Angeline Evans
Chief Operating Officer
Ketsia Marcellus
Program Manager
Tranell Harris
Community Outreach Liaison
Lylliette Noguera
Mobile Unit Coordinator
Yoli Lopez
Office Manager
Betty Clarick
Director of Development


Board of Directors

Jessica Merz, President, Bacardi

Jennifer Heegaard, Immediate Past President, JEJE Consulting

Nikki Noya, Vice President, Noya Fields Family Charitable Funds

Shannon Nurse, Secretary/Treasurer, Deloitte

Russell Benford, Royal Caribbean

Solange Campuzano, Florida Blue

Maria Del Busto, Del Busto Capital Partners

Jessica Delacruz, Kaufman Rossin

Katherine Martinez, WalMart

Chrissie Mollicone, Ulta

Roberto Serrano, Capital One

Susan Smashey, Amazon

Eva Spahn, Esq., Greenberg Traurig