The Miss Utah Organization (MUO) is pleased to announce a new Board of Directors that will commence their volunteer positions today. Carly Condie will serve as Executive Director, formerly the Executive Producer of the Miss Utah Pageant. She will oversee the day-to-day operations of the MUO, Miss Utah Scholarship Fund, and volunteer efforts made by many others across the state.
Carly has volunteered in the Miss America Organization for the past 11 years serving as a local director, local judges chair, and choreographer. She also competed as a contestant earning over $20,000 in scholarships from the Miss Utah and Miss America Organizations. Of the position she said,
“I am honored and excited about taking on this new leadership position. I know the impact this program has made in our communities, and I intend to continue to strengthen the Miss Utah Organization for all volunteers and contestants involved.”
The organization is also in sincere gratitude to Jean Hatch, who stepped down today as the Executive Director. She has served in this capacity since 2015 and held multiple volunteer positions on a local and state level prior.
The rest of the Board of Directors is as follows:
Nicole Kielbasa, Co-Director
Nicole began her involvement in the Miss America Organization as a contestant and then volunteer as a local judges chair, local co-director and judge within the Miss Utah Organization. For the past four years, she’s worked as one of the production choreographers for the Miss Utah Pageant. She loves this program and is excited to continue serving.
Jackie Bohls, Executive Secretary
Jackie entered into the Miss America world as a local contestant in 2005, and she has been involved in the system ever since. For the past several years she has helped the Miss Utah contestants and organization with volunteering and fundraising for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, the organization’s national platform. She is looking forward to new adventures to come.
Whitney Thomas, Communications Director
Whitney served as Miss Utah 2009 and is thankful for the opportunity to give back to an organization that paid for her bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University. In 2014, she joined the Miss Utah State Board as the Public Relations Chair. Over the past five years, she’s worked as a public relations specialist, content marketer, and on-camera host in software, technology, and non-profit markets.
Princess Frew, Field Director
Princess has volunteered for the Miss America Organization since 1996. She started as a local judges chair and then became a local director for 12 years. Having joined the Miss Utah State Board in 2008, she looks forward to continuing her work overseeing the many local pageants that run across the state. She loves the Miss Utah Organization and her association with all the wonderful volunteers and fabulous contestants.
Landon Tooke, Judges Chair
Landon has volunteered in the Miss America Organization for 15 years. He has coached many young women preparing for local and state competitions in Utah. He has also judged and emceed numerous local and state scholarship pageants in the Miss Utah Organization. Landon has worked as a Career Readiness & Management Consultant at Brigham Young University since 2007.
Valerie McKee, Executive Producer
Valerie has been involved with the Miss America Organization for the past 10 years and loves everything it represents. It is through this program that she found confidence in herself to compete at the National Sweethearts pageant, dance for the NBA for two seasons, and choreograph for the Miss Utah Pageant for the past four years. Valerie is excited for the opportunity to continue to volunteer for this wonderful organization.
The Executive Board is still filling additional positions on the State Staff. View the full list on the Volunteers page.
About the Miss Utah Organization
The Miss Utah Organization, a 501(c)3, is an affiliate of the Miss America Organization, one of the most recognizable household names in America working to empower young women through education and service. Miss America candidates contribute tens of thousands of community service hours annually and have raised over $17 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Miss America scholarships since 2007.