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The Miss America Organization & The Miss Florida Scholarship Pageant Announce State License Rene

The Miss America Organization (“MAO”) and the Miss Florida Scholarship Pageant, Inc. announced today that, following participation in the MAO License review appeal process, the Florida Organization license was reinstated for one year with Keith Williams as Executive Director.

As part of the renewal process, the Miss Florida Organization will seek out three to five new board members each of whom will be new to the MAO and the Miss Florida Organization in an effort to drive broader participation in the program. In addition, the Miss Florida Organization seeks to forge new corporate and organizational partners to further the mission of providing scholarship assistance and service opportunities to young women across the state.

Mr. Williams expressed his support for the new mission and vision of MAO adding, “We are thrilled to be moving forward with a program focused on inclusivity, diversity and relevancy for young women throughout Florida. We also look forward to recruiting new board members who will bring new ideas to the table. ”

Brenda Keith, MAO Board member who chaired the appeal process, working with MAO Board members

Kathleen Neville and Shenan Reed added, “This appeal process worked. It gave MAO insight into the operations of the Miss Florida Organization and allowed us to work as a team to make sure this great state will continue to be a strong licensee of the MAO system.”

The Miss America Organization, a 501(c)4, is one of the most recognizable household names in America working to empower young women through education and service. Miss America candidates contribute tens of thousands of community service hours annually and have raised over $17 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Miss America scholarships since 2007. The Miss America Foundation, a 501(c)3, provides academic, community service, and other scholarships to young women.

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