Brenda Blount is a seasoned retail and fashion merchandising executive, image consultant, pageant coach, and former model with more than 30 years experience in the retail industry. During this time she spent ten years with Beau Rivage. In her last post as the Regional Director of Retail Operations for MGM Mirage, she managed the comprehensive daily operations for the retail divisions of Beau Rivage, Gold Strike, and MGM Grand Detroit properties.

Before entering the gaming industry, Brenda was a Senior Buyer for Gayfer’s and Maison Blanche, where she managed sales operations for the southeast region, comprised of 28 stores across Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, and Louisiana.

In 2009, Brenda launched A Better You Image Transformation. A Better You Image Transformation empowers both men and women to discover and achieve a signature look that brings them joy, confidence and personal satisfaction. Along with image consulting, A Better You offers Etiquette Seminars, Perfect Party Manners, and Event Planning.

Beach Blvd. magazine benefits from Brenda’s expertise by using her as the publication’s Fashion Stylist. Her work can be seen in the 2009 Holiday edition, 2010 Wedding  edition, as well as the 2010 June/July Swimsuit edition of Beach Blvd. magazine.

Ms. Blount serves as the Hospitality Job Developer for The Paxen Group, where she coaches young men and women in developing their life and job skills, making them more marketable to the hospitality industry.

A “Dare to Dream” mentor and a member of First Missionary Baptist Church in Gulfport, Brenda is married to Robert Blount. They live in Gulfport, MS with their dog, Dogwood.