I am very excited that as we continue to grow the Miss Florida Organization, we have the opportunity to partner with individuals that bring their extraordinary talents to our team. As I have promised, we are continuing the process of growing our board of directors and volunteers. Finding those people that have a love for the entire organization, from the National competitions to the local competitions, from the candidates to the volunteers is sometimes rare. We are truly blessed with the addition of a woman that has made the commitment to be a part of our organization and will definitely bring her many talents and dedication to strengthen our program.
I am thrilled to announce that Jennifer McKenna has accepted a position on our Board of Directors and will be working with me as a Co-Executive Director, this is a newly created position for our organization. I know Jennifer and I will work very well together as we work along with the other board members and volunteers to make the Miss Florida Organization the absolute best it can be.
I'm asking for your continued support of our program, our Board of Directors and Jennifer & I. Please be reminded as I have said for the past 13 months:
Together we can, Together We Will!!!
Please join me in welcoming Jennifer to our Miss Florida family!
Jennifer McKenna brings over 20 years of experience in the Miss America and Miss America Outstanding Teen Organizations. She first entered as a contestant in Miss North Carolina in 1997, eventually winning the title of Miss Virginia 2002. She traveled 4,000 miles each month and due to her efforts and presentation at the National Association of Miss America State Pageants winter workshop, was officially endorsed by the Miss America State Organizations and her school tour was emulated in every state in the country.
The next year Jennifer was asked to serve as Business Agent to Miss Virginia, handling all aspects of Miss Virginia’s travels including overseeing her day-to-day business affairs, contract management and negotiation, paperwork and Miss America preparation and providing advice and counsel concerning professional matters. After serving in that capacity for just one year, Jennifer was appointed to serve on the Miss Virginia Board of Directors and elected as Assistant Executive Director of the Miss Virginia Pageant.
Jennifer moved to Orlando, Florida after meeting her husband Ken at the 2006 Miss USA pageant where he served as a preliminary judge. Since moving to Orlando, Jennifer was appointed as Director of Development, National Princess Camp Director and Business Manager for the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Pageant. She was also appointed to serve two separate terms on the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Board of Directors and was elected as Secretary of the Board. Jennifer has served as a member of the Junior League of Greater Orlando, was a founding member of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida’s Key Initiative, was Director of Compliance for Fight Like PAXTON, Inc. and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Cocktails and Couture for a Cause benefiting Pediatric Ear, Nose, Throat, & Audiology at Nemours Children's Hospital and eTreasure, Inc. founded by her daughter.
Jennifer graduated cum laude from Campbell University and received her Juris Doctor from the George Mason University School of Law. Jennifer, her husband Ken and their four children reside in Orlando.