CEO Sam Haskell and COO Josh Randle are the men behind the women of the Miss America organization.
We visited the MISS AMERICA ORGANIZATION in Atlantic City on Aug 29, inside the beautiful Claridge Hotel. Listen. They’re featured guests on ACprimetime Radio.
CEO Sam Haskell
COO Josh Randle
Topics covered: It’s more than just a beauty pageant, ABC-TV, ratings, Return on Investment, diversity, first openly Gay contestant, scholarships, 15 year anniversary of 9-11, etc.
The Miss America Organization is the nation’s largest scholarship provider for young women, featuring 52 state license organizations, including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
Miss America 2005 pageant held on September 18, 2004, would be the last one televised live on ABC. It the last one held in Atlantic City for ten years. The Miss America 2006 pageant was moved to a January broadcast in Las Vegas at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino). It was broadcast live on cable outlets like CMT and TLC.
Miss A returned to network TV with the 2011 competition.
By the 2014 crowning, the Miss America pageant (held on September 15, 2013) returned to Boardwalk Hall Atlantic City.
Due to dramatically better ratings, thanks to help from DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS, n March 24, 2016, the Miss America Organization announced a new deal with ABC TV to continue carrying the pageant for the next three years to the 2019 edition.