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Miss America taps former association leader as new CEO


Two-time association CEO Regina Hopper is the new chief executive of the Miss America Organization, part of the first all-female leadership team for the competition and scholarship program.

Women now also chair the boards of the main Miss America organization and its foundation.

Ehrecke builds community with Hammies

CEO recognizes fellow fellows at annual retreat
Hammies creator Wes Ehrecke presents awards at the 2016 ASAE Fellows retreat in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.     

Photo: ASAE

June 11, 2018
By Lori Sharn

To close out the ASAE Fellows annual retreat later this month, Wes Ehrecke will take the microphone and hand out the Hammies, the awards he invented about 20 years ago. The trophies are mostly trade-show-type freebies that Ehrecke, CEO of the Iowa Gaming Association, has collected over the previous year. But when Ehrecke recognizes each fellow with a little humor and insight, these small items are more than just trinkets.


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