Guest of the week
Miss DC America 2019
There are a lot of words to describe Katelynne Cox – Renaissance Woman, Force of Nature and a Prodigy. However this year, the title she will use is Miss District of Columbia. Cox has made a conscious decision to not be limited or defined by a history of trauma. She prefers to set high goals to create a new, positive chapter for herself while also giving back to those who need it most.
She was the first in her family to attend college, enrolling at 15. After completing a bachelor's of fine arts she used her Miss America scholarships to complete two Graduate Certificates in Nonprofit and Public Management from the University of Missouri.
She has already completed successful careers as a signed recording artist and television anchor and producer for before moving to Washington, DC.
She now, seemingly effortlessly, balances a career as a civil servant and her MBA studies all while personally raising over $45,000 for Children’s Hospitals. She is the manager of fundraising and events at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation as well as the Founder and Executive Director of Silence Is Not Compliance: an organization that rehabilitates rape survivors, lobbies for victim first legislation and educates children on sexual violence prevention. In her spare time, she enjoys kitchen karaoke, dancing as a Red Rocker for the 2018 Stanley Cup Champions, the Washington Capitals and jogging through the city with her two rescued labradors.
Host of the show
Paul A. Belletiere, ACC
Sponsor of the week
Mid Atlantic Video & Photography Production