MGM Resorts International recently announced the appointment of Travis Lunn as president and chief operating officer of Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Miss., where he will oversee daily operations while providing strategic direction and leadership. A 20-year veteran of the hospitality and gaming industry, Lunn most recently served as general manager and senior vice president of operations for MGM Grand Las Vegas. He began his career at the Golden Nugget Las Vegas and prior to joining MGM Resorts, served as vice president of operations for the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and general manager of hotel operations for The Venetian and The Palazzo resorts.

"We are pleased to announce Mr. Lunn’s move to the Mississippi Gulf Coast to lead the Beau Rivage team. He is a respected industry leader with an outstanding reputation for innovation, continuous improvement and delivering exceptional guest service,” said Anton Nikodemus, chief operating officer-regional operations, MGM Resorts International. “His background and expertise will further enhance the already outstanding operations at the south’s premier resort.”

Lunn was instrumental in last year’s launch of MGM Resorts’ Military Veterans Program (MVP), and was the chairman of the company’s Veterans Employee Networking Group. In addition to his MGM leadership responsibilities, Lunn has played an active role in the community by volunteering for Opportunity Village, serving on the executive board of the Epicurean Charitable Foundation and mentoring future hoteliers through UNLV’s Mentor Program for the past six years.