Kathy has been involved with the Miss America Program for 40 years in the local, state levels. She served as a State Board member and Chairman of Miss Minnesota's Atlantic City Preparation Committee when Gretchen Carlson was Miss Minnesota 1988, and Miss America 1989. She was also the official Traveling Companion with Miss Minnesota to the Miss America Pageant. Currently, Kathy is the State Executive Director of the Miss Minnesota Scholarship Organization and has held that position for 6 years. Kathy believes that the Miss America Organization is stronger than ever, and is excited to see what the future holds under the leadership of Gretchen Carlson. #missamericastrong!
Kathy has been involved with her church as the first female president of the congregation which oversaw a building expansion and two call committees, served as Parish Coordinator, and headed up the Personnel Committee. In her spare time, Kathy is a sports enthusiast with her number one team being the Minnesota Twins, followed by the Minnesota Vikings.
Kathy comes from a proud military family – her father was a decorated WWII veteran, her husband, Don, served 31 years in the US Army Reserves, her daughter Heidi is a retired Army Captain, and her son in law Bruce is currently serving in the US Army as a LTC. Her oldest grandson, Tyler, joined the Marine Corps and is currently stationed in Okinawa.
Kathy is a retired part time school district employee, renowned “suzie homemaker” and is the mother of 4 daughters (Heather, Heidi, Colleen and Cori). Her youngest daughter, Cori was named 4th runner up to Miss Minnesota 2007. Her greatest joys are her 11 wonderful grandchildren!
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Meet Miss Minnesota
To request the presence of Miss Minnesota at your next event, please complete and submit the form to direct your inquiry to the Miss Minnesota's Business Manager, who will discuss availability and appearance fee.
The Miss Minnesota Scholarship Program is part of the Miss America Organization, which is one of the nation’s leading achievement programs for young women.