This week, the Miss America Organization had its annual meeting in Washington, D.C., and announced some big news. The organization announced a new president and vice president. (Check out: 10 Tips for Your First Miss America Organization Interview)
The New President
This week, the Miss America Organization named Josh Randle as President and Chief Operating Officer (COO). At 29 years old, he is the youngest ever to be named the president of the organization. Randle has served for two years at the organization’s COO.
Before his role with the Miss America Organization, he served as the National Executive Director for The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Foundation in the United States. This foundation was set up as a charity program from the British royal family.
Randle is looking forward to his new role.
“[I am] incredibly honored and humbled to serve in this capacity,” Randle said. “Miss America is a movement of empowering young women to pursue an education and achieve their dreams, and I am excited to help expand and further that important legacy as we approach our 100th anniversary.” (Read: Get the Look of Miss America 2017)
The New Vice President
At its annual meeting, the Miss America Organization also named a new vice president, Eli Popicg. Eli has previously served with the Miss America Organization for two years as the finance manager. He has now been promoted and will act as vice president and chief financial officer.
Eli wrote, “I am truly honored and grateful for the opportunity to work for this iconic organization. I very much look forward to working with Lynn, Sam and Josh to promote and enhance the Miss America brand for many years to come.”
It seems as though both men will work closely with Sam Haskel III, who is the current chief executive officer, and Lynn H. Weidner, who serves as the chairman of the board of directors for the Miss America Organization.
We’re excited to see what direction these four go in with the 100th anniversary of the Miss America Organization approaching in 2021. Congratulations, Josh and Eli!