Meet the Miss Dallas Board of Directors

Julie Koenig

President & Co-Executive Director
Julie Koenig relocated to the Dallas-Fort Worth area in August 2013 from Charlotte, NC.  She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.  To further her education, she attended the Graduate School of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she obtained a Master of Physical Therapy degree.  Since 2001, Julie has worked as a Pediatric Physical Therapist in a variety of settings.  
Julie has an extensive background in dance and pageantry.  In 1995, she landed a role as a principal dancer in the Walt Disney film, "Eddie", starring Whoopi Goldberg.  She also danced competitively throughout college and was a member of the 1998 NCA Danz Division I National Champion UNC-Charlotte Goldusters Dance Team.  Julie went on to dance professionally in the NBA for the Charlotte Hornets in 1999 and the New Jersey Nets in 2002. 
Julie has been involved with the Miss America Organization since 1998. In North Carolina, Julie was a three-time local titleholder and finished as a Top Ten Finalist in the 1999 Miss North Carolina Pageant. She judged local Miss North Carolina preliminaries from 2005-2013 and was a local Executive Director in North Carolina from 2010-2013. As  an Executive Director, Julie was honored by the Miss North Carolina Organization with the Best New Preliminary Award in 2011 and with the Local Preliminary of the Year in 2013.  Julie loves her new role here in Dallas and has helped lead the Miss Dallas/Park Cities titleholders to one Top Ten Teen semi-finalist, one 2nd Runner Up to Miss Texas' Outstanding Teen, and three Top Five Miss Placements, all over the last two years.  Even more important than how her titleholders place at Miss Texas' Outstanding Teen or Miss Texas, Julie loves to play a role in watching young women become confident and grow in ways that positively affect their future success, all thanks to the Miss America Organization. 

Scott Padgett 

Co-Executive Director
Scott Padgett is an Emmy nominated and award winning TV personality with 19 years of experience in the television and news business.  Scott moved to Dallas in August of 2013 but is no stranger to the DFW area.  His family has lived in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for nearly 20 years.  Now Dallas is Scott’s home and he couldn’t be happier to live and work in the great state of TX. Scott is no stranger to the Miss America Organization either.  In 2006, Scott worked with the Miss University of Oklahoma Scholarship organization when he lived in Oklahoma City. During that time Miss OU had a top 10 placement, 3 runner up, and Miss Oklahoma 2009.
Along with helping prepare contestants at the local level to compete for the state title, Scott also has been on the judging side of the table.  He is an accomplished public speaker, is a trained musician in tenor saxophone and piano and competitive cheerleader with a background in tumbling and stunting.  Along with instrumental accomplishments, Scott was a feature soloist with the Miami Men’s Chorus and has also competed in the Pro/AM division of Ballroom Dancing. 
Scott was able to use these skills judging at the local level and also the state level. Scott judged Miss Florida’s outstanding teen in 2010 and Miss Georgia and Miss Georgia’s outstanding teen in 2011. However, being a TV personality Scott has also emceed many local pageants in the Miss America Organization and at the state level in the Miss USA organization as the Miss Florida Teen USA pageant co-emcee for multiple years.
Executive Board Members
Yasmin Barnes
Mark Simon
Christopher Long
Brandy Jordan Carll
Stephanie Keusch
Josh Hammers
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