A New Chapter
I would like to start by recognizing the 6 years of passionate service delivered by the outgoing board of directors. This includes David Shepardson and Jennifer Hagman, co-Executive Directors; Ann Swanson, President; Barb Gehlen, Business Manager; Jackie Vranicar, Miss Minnesota's Outstanding Teen Executive Director; and Julie Carlson, Secretary. I would also like to recognize several highly active volunteers, Rod Simonson, Nicole Swanson Sutterfield, and Paula Davidovich. They brought the Miss Minnesota Organization out of debt and into financial fortitude; they gained new sponsor relationships; and they helped many young women like myself grow and develop through their involvement in the Miss Minnesota Organization. I am so thankful for all the time, phone calls, emails, hugs, shopping trips, mock interviews, good luck cards, and hard work that was given selflessly by them to help me have a successful, fulfilling year as Miss Minnesota so far. God bless you as you begin a new chapter in your lives! Thank you for your service!
I could not be more excited about our new leadership and the fresh energy they will bring to the program. I know they have many ideas in store, with the purpose of pushing the Miss Minnesota Organization to the next level. I hope you will all welcome them to the Miss Minnesota family and work with them to achieve the goal of helping more young women grow and develop through their involvement with our program.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or donating to our scholarship fund, please visit www.missminnesota.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.