|Sharon E. Pearce, Interim President
Sharon serves as the Interim President of the Miss America Organization. She works closely with the Organization's Chairman and CEO, Sam Haskell, III along with the Board of Directors to lead and manage all organizational operations in the National Office in Linwood, New Jersey.
She is responsible for overseeing the efforts of the world's largest scholarship program for women. In addition to organizational operations, Sharon is responsible for activation of corporate partnerships and brand integration of those sponsorships to create mutually beneficial partnerships. She is also responsible for supporting fundraising and scholarship efforts. She provides direction for Miss America Organization's website along with the social media initiatives for the organization. Sharon works with ABC to promote the national competition each year which includes on-site press operations, national press conferences, as well as promoting the telecast with ABC, the network partner. She creates the strategic plan for the national media tour for Miss America each year and oversees the publicity and communication efforts including television appearances, special events and national media interviews.
Sharon is a former casino resort entertainment executive based in Atlantic City for over 20 years. She held the position of Regional Vice President of Advertising and Public Relations for Caesars Entertainment, where she managed multi-million dollar budgets, as well as oversaw all marketing and advertising campaigns along with the in-house media buying efforts that included the Eastern and Mid-South regions of the country. She was responsible for all public relations efforts, advertising and marketing campaigns to support Bally's, Caesars and Hilton Casino Resorts.
|Marc Angeli, Director of Field Marketing
Marc Angeli serves as the Director of Field Marketing for the Miss America Organization. He is responsible for working with all 53 State Organizations, focused on assisting the growth of their programs. A graduate from Temple University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business, Marc has a marketing background with a successful track record for building brands, developing products and improving sales.
Marc previously worked as Marketing Director for a software company, where he oversaw marketing budgets, advertising strategy and sales support. Marc has also worked at QVC in West Chester, PA where he implemented strategies that launched and grew brands across several product categories, including beauty, health and fitness. He began his career with a 70-store retail chain where he consistently increased sales and improved operational efficiencies.
|Doreen Gordon, Controller/Scholarships
Doreen Gordon serves as the Controller/Scholarships executive for The Miss America Organization. She is responsible for overseeing and administering the tens of thousands of scholarship awards that are won by Miss America contestants every year along with all of the scholarships that are paid through the Community Fund of New Jersey on the state and local level. Doreen is also responsible for all the accounting needs of the Miss America Organization.
Doreen received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Pace University in White Plains, NY. After relocating to Southern New Jersey in the late eighties, Doreen was employed in the Atlantic City casino industry in the finance departments until she joined the Miss America Organization in 2000 as the Scholarships Administrator.
Doreen is passionate about being involved in her community with local animal rescues.
|Laura Gallagher, Executive Assistant
Laura Gallagher serves as the Executive Assistant to the President/CEO by providing direct corporate support and assistance. She plans, coordinates and manages the daily operational and confidential functions of the President/CEO. She also serves as the liaison and secretary for the Board of Directors. She coordinates meetings, prepares and distributes agendas and records minutes for review and issuance.
Laura brings with her multiple years of legal experience to the Organization. Prior to coming to the Miss America Organization, she served as Legal Secretary and Lead Legal Secretary in two of Atlantic City's largest law firms.
Even though Laura was born and raised in the Bahamas, she has enjoyed living near the Jersey Shore for the last 30 years where she can spend time with her family and friends boating, gardening and running on the famous Atlantic City Boardwalk.
|Marci Bowen||Tour Manager|
|Ginny Lautato||Business Manager|
|Mary Ellen Lucia||Operations Coordinator|
|Karen Nocella||Tour Manager|
|Loraine Stites-Griffiths||Graphic/Web Designer|