Thursday, March 10, 2011

Meet Brenda Emery - Woman of Distinction 2011

Brenda Emery was Assistant Vice President at Regions Bank for 24 years. Prior to that, Emery was an assistant branch manager for eight years where she led training sessions in branch operations, trained managers and even appeared in a training video for new employees.

Emery has helped with Habitat for Humanity and United Way in Nashville. She volunteers with R.S.V.P. for Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the elderly, and is also an entertainer at nursing homes, senior centers, schools and churches. Emery has worked with the Salvation Army Disaster Relief Kitchen, and also supports Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Alabama and the Theatre of Gadsden.

Emery sang “America the Beautiful” at the Tennessee Titans Stadium and sang for the Southern Baptist Foreign Mission video. In 2009, she won Ms. Senior Etowah County and Ms. Senior Alabama first runner-up. After claiming the title Ms. Attalla in 2010, she went on to win Ms. Senior Alabama and was Top 10 in Ms. Senior America.

Brenda Emery believes we should all give back to our communities to show our appreciation for our many blessings. She says, “Giving back to your community is much more rewarding than anything you could ever take from it.”

Emery will be honored at the East Alabama Women of Distinction Luncheon on March 24th. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit