Gretchen Carlson to Serve as Board Chair of Miss America Organization Following E-mail Scandal Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Pictures for SiriusXM The Miss America group is hoping for a recent begin in 2018. After an e-mail scandal made headlines throughout the nation simply in time for the vacations, a brand new chief has been introduced. E! Information can affirm The Miss America Group Board of Administrators introduced the election of Miss America 1989 Gretchen Carlson because the group’s new chairman efficient instantly. “Everybody has been surprised by the occasions of the final a number of days, and this has not been straightforward for anybody who loves this program,” Gretchen stated in a press release. “In the long run, all of us need a robust, related Miss America and we respect the prevailing board taking the steps essential to shortly start stabilizing the group for the longer term.” Former Miss America CEO Sam Haskell resigned final month after HuffPost reported that a number of leaders on the group spoke derisively about earlier Miss America contestants. “The story is so unkind and unfaithful, and hurts me, my household, and the stewardship of this non-revenue,” Sam beforehand stated in a press release. “Those that know my coronary heart know that this isn’t indicative of my character, neither is it indicative of my enterprise acumen.” The Miss America Group additionally named former Miss Americas Laura KaeppLauraeler Fleiss (Miss America 2012), Heather French Henry (Miss America 2000) and Kate Shindle (Miss America 1998) to the board. HuffPost was first to interrupt at the moment’s information.