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Miss America CEO, Board Chair Resign Amid Email Scandal

Miss America CEO, Board Chair Resign Amid Email Scandal
Sam Haskell (AP)

Saturday, 23 December 2017 03:05 PM

Miss America Organization CEO and executive chairman Sam Haskell has resigned after a Huffington Post report brought to light internal communications that contained inappropriate language. Josh Randle, COO and president of the organization, and Lynn Weidner, board chair, have also resigned.

According to a statement to the Huffington Post, Wiedner will remain on the board for the next 90 days to ease the transition. Dan Meyers will take on the role of interim chairman.

Read the full statement below:

This afternoon, the Board of Directors of the Miss America Organization accepted the resignation of Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Sam Haskell, effective immediately. The Board of Directors also accepted the resignation of Chairman Lynn Weidner. At the Board's request, Ms. Weidner has agreed to remain on the Board for up to ninety days to facilitate a smooth transition for the MAO to new leadership.

The Board thanks Lynn and Sam for many years of tireless work for, and significant financial support to, both the Miss America Organization and thousands of young women who received millions of dollars of educational scholarships from the Organization as a direct result of their efforts."

Haskell was suspended Friday after sexist email exchanges about past winners and contestants were revealed.

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