MEET THE DIRECTORS

The Miss America Organization (a not-for-profit organization) provides young women with a vehicle to further their personal and professional goals and instills a spirit of community service through a variety of unique nationwide community-based programs. 
 
Meet the ladies who make it happen in Chesterfield County, Virginia.
THE TEAM
KYLE GRINNAGE

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

 

Kyle is a sought after speaker and trainer who emphasizes Total Self Development.  (Image, Leadership, Public Speaking & Interview skills, Etiquette, Protocol and more). 

 

In her role on the NBC12 Miss America interview preparation panel for Miss Virginia, Kyle has worked with Tara Wheeler, Katie Uze and she is proud to have helped prepare Caressa Cameron, Miss Virginia 2009, to win Miss America 2010.

Currently, Kyle sits on the Virginia Repertory Theater Board and serves as the Marketing committee chair.  Also, she is a high school mentor for the Mega Mentors Program.

 

Kyle has held many leadership positions, including the Mid-Atlantic Regional Director for Jack and Jill of America, Inc.  and the national chair of the W.H.O. Foundation Advisory Board, and the chair of the Chesterfield County Public School's Technical Education Advisory Council.  She has served on numerous boards, including the parents’ board of the Richmond Ballet,  and a trustee of the Chesterfield County Education Foundation

 

LINDA THOMAS

DIRECTOR, PRINCESS PROGRAM

 

Linda is Vice President, Business Development Consulting for Right Management, the global career expert.

 

Linda has more than 15 years helping organizations successfully link business strategy with human capital solutions. As a trusted advisor, Linda works with senior leaders and executives across multiple industries; with public and private, national and global organizations. Her specific focus includes business impact and strategic advisement in the areas of: Talent Management, Career Management, Leadership Development, Succession Management, Talent Acquisition, Coaching and Assessment.

 

She is past President of Midlothian Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., a member of the National Association for Female Executives, National Association for Professional Women, and MEGA Mentors organization. Linda is excited to be working with the Miss Chesterfield program and most particularly with the lovely young ladies in the Princesses Program.

STACY ELIZABETH LEE

DIRECTOR, TEEN PROGRAM

 

Stacy is an associate attorney with Harrell & Chambliss LLP is a native of Richmond, Virginia.  Stacy focuses her practice in the areas of civil and criminal litigation. Prior to joining Harrell & Chambliss, Ms. Lee practiced criminal law both in private practice and as a Public Defender for the City of Richmond, Virginia.

 

Ms. Lee is the current President of the Hill-Tucker Bar Association, and serves as Secretary of the Old Dominion Bar Association.  In addition, Ms. Lee also participates in many civic and community organizations, including serving as Mentor Coordinator for the College of William & Mary Richmond Alumni Chapter and 13th Circuit Representative for the Young Lawyer’s Division of the Virginia State Bar.  Stacy also participates in several ministries within her church.

 

Since Stacy began her involvement with Miss Chesterfield, she enjoys watching the young girls find and embrace their inner and outer beauty.  As a mentor to the young ladies, Stacy’s motto in life is Knock, Knock Again, Knock Harder, Knock Until A Door Opens.

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