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MEET THE CEO
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Susan Jeske - CEO & Ms. America 1997
Susan Jeske - CEO & Ms. America 1997

Susan Jeske has been involved in pageantry for over 34 years as a competitor, judge, and pageant director.

 

Susan has held many pageant titles national and internationally and in 1997 at the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas, she bested 50 other contestants and was crowned Ms. America® winning $75,000 in cash and prizes. During her reign, Susan created the “Students Against Violence" assembly program where she received more than 30 Awards and Proclamations for her presentation, including one from the President of the United States. During her reign she was "Knighted" in Scotland by Prince Michael for her numerous charity services through out the world achieving the honorary noble title of "Lady" Susan Jeske. In 1999 she purchased the Ms. America Pageant from the founder Richard Simon and in 2000 received a registered federal trademark from the USPTO office in Washington, DC

 

In her career as an independent image, beauty and etiquette consultant, Susan has advised corporate executives, political and community leaders.  She has written for newspapers and magazines as a columnist, and appeared on radio and television. 

Known as "The Queen Maker" Susan is acclaimed as one of the best and most sought after pageant coaches in the world and has worked with many girls who have gone on to win many state, national and international beauty titles.

 

A professional singer, Susan has performed at more than 1500 events before audiences that include 7 United States Presidents and numerous Heads Of State. She holds the World Record, published in the Guinness Book of Records for singing the National Anthem at the most events in a 24 hour period raising $93,000 for children charities. An actress, Susan Jeske has appeared on daytime Soap Operas, "Days of our Lives," "Young and the Restless," "Bold and the Beautiful," and can been seen in movies and television commercials.
 

Ms. Jeske has traveled to 26 countries as a goodwill ambassador and Presidential envoy for the United States and has been a spokesperson for Fortune 500 Companies. In 2004, Susan received the LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD from the President of the United States for her contributions to charity and volunteerism.

 

FIND ME
Website: www.susanjeske.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/susanrjeske
 

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  PUBLIC RELATIONS
 
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Kelly Bennett - BPUnlimited
Kelly Bennett - BPUnlimited
A 17 year Broadcast Journalist with an emphasis on Public Relations and Community Affairs, Kelly Bennett has been a reporter, anchor, senior assignment manager for radio and broadcast stations then transitioned into public/community affairs; managing community/public relations for Adelphia Communications and Time Warner Cable.  In 2009, she created Bennett Unlimited PR - a Public Relations, Promotions and Event Production firm, specializing in non-profits, community based organizations, individuals and new businesses.  Some of her clients have been seen on Inside Edition, HuffPost Live, CNN, The Morning Scramble, Getty Images, Huffington Post, PRPhotos.com, New York Magazine, KTLA, Good Day LA, MSNBC, The Morning Blend, OC Register, Orange Coast Magazine, Rivera Magazine and other news media Nationally and Internationally. Sharing custom-tailored growth strategies with each client while writing “their” story for maximum media attention helps clients open doors and make things happen. Her work has garnered the attention of local, national and international press making those connections for her clients and getting them the deserved attention for their cause, event or product – giving them the exposure needed for taking the next step. She co-hosts a morning radio program “Breakfast with Gary and Kelly” which can be heard on KSBR 88.5FM as well as the LIVE TV version on Cox and Charter television, the internet and on YouTube. Bennett also is the Society Editor for five weekly newspapers; Newport Beach News, Coto de Caza News, Mission Viejo News, Ladera Ranch News and San Clemente News.  Her column covers non-profit galas, events and lifestyles of the society scene.  In her spare time, Kelly enjoys spending time with her family as well as traveling around the world.
 
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  SPONSORSHIPS
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Lisa Hedin
Lisa Hedin

Lisa Hedin has spent the last 22 years as a nurse specializing in kidney disease.  During those 22 years Lisa realized that her passion for kidney disease reached well beyond her nursing career and wanted to give back to the community.
 

She has been very active in all fundraising and sponsorships for various organizations.  Most recently she spearheaded the first annual National Kidney Foundation Black Tie Gala in Charlotte, NC.  With her determination, the gala exceeded all fundraising & sponsorship goals for the first year.  It was so successful that it will now become an annual event in Charlotte, NC.  The money raised from these events will be used for free kidney screenings and educational programs.
 

Lisa was Ms. North Carolina 2015.  During her time involved with the pageant, Lisa believed in the pageant’s mission that she decided to take a position for sponsorships for the Ms. America Pageant. Lisa currently resides in Charlotte, NC.  If you are interested in any sponsorship opportunities, please contact Lisa at LHedin70@gmail.com

 

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  HOST FOR THE PAGEANT
 
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  PHOTOGRAPHER OF PRODUCTION
 
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Daniel Pham
Daniel Pham
Daniel Pham has been taking pictures professionally for over 15 years. He has traveled all over the world as a photographer and has won over 200 awards for his photos in the categories of sports, nature, wildlife and fashion.

Many of his photos have been featured in many magazines and newspapers including the LA Times, Orange County Register, Beauty Magazine and Pageantry Magazine.

As pageant and fashion photographer he and his award winning group of photographers have worked at over 150 local, state and national pageants including Miss Global, OC Fashion Show, LA Fashion Week, Miss Continental, Miss Asian Pacific, Miss USA  Pageant system and the Ms. America Pageant.

His clients also include Victoria Secret models, LA Lakers, San Diego Chargers, Clippers and many state and national pageant winners.
 
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