Neely Named Security Director for State and National Pageants

July 21, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Entertainment News
Greenville, SC - - July 21, 2006 - - AIS Corporation recently announced that Rodney Neely, security and protection specialist with AIS, has been selected to coordinate and lead all security aspects of the Miss South Carolina and Miss America's Outstanding Teen Pageants. Neely is the first African-American in the history of the Miss America Organization to be named to this position. He brings more than 15 years of pageant-specific experience to this role for the 2006 pageants.

Neely will be responsible for developing, executing and managing the overall security master plans for both pageants. This will involve protection and safety for all pageant contestants to maintain the integrity for each event. Neely will mobilize a team of specialists to ensure personal protection of contestants, security for the perimeters of each pageant venue, transportation safety for contestants and pageant personnel, and housing security for contestants throughout the competitions. Neely will serve as liaison with state and Federal law enforcement personnel assigned to the pageants to form a cohesive protection team for each event.

"Rodney is an outstanding individual that brings a level of professionalism to our event that is unmatched," states Joseph P. Sanders, IV, vice president, Miss South Carolina Organization. "We've worked with Rodney for nearly 15 years for our pageant security and have the utmost confidence in his abilities to lead, direct and manage all protection services. He covers every possible detail to ensure the security master plan is executed flawlessly."

"As a pageant affiliated with the Miss America Organization, our event receives national attention and every security measure must be considered and in place throughout the entire event," states Donna Bozarth, Chairperson, Board of Directors, Miss America's Outstanding Teen. "With a professional security and protection expert the caliber of Rodney Neely leading the way, we are able to focus on executing a beautiful pageant without worry. We are pleased to have Rodney and his team provide these critical security services for us."

About AIS Corporation

Founded on the principal of delivering accurate, timely and confidential solutions, AIS offers comprehensive investigative, protection, security and related specialized services that answer the needs of corporations, law firms, insurance companies and the general public. AIS executes every client project with the highest ethical standards with an approach that is certain and decisive. Reliability, dependability and consistency are the pillars of our company foundation and client relationships are at the heart of our business. For more information, visit

About the Miss South Carolina Organization

Each year, the Miss South Carolina Organization makes available more than $6.8 million in cash and tuition scholarship assistance, making South Carolina number 1 in the Miss America Organization's Scholarship Program. The Miss South Carolina Organization exists to give young women a vehicle to further their personal and professional goals, while providing a forum in which they can express their talents, intelligence and opinions on culture, politics and the community. The Miss South Carolina Teen Organization's goal is to encourage positive achievement by helping to nurture and build the scholastic achievement, creative accomplishment, healthy living and community involvement of South Carolina's youth. For more information, visit

About Miss America's Outstanding Teen

A sister company to the Miss America Organization, Miss America's Outstanding Teen promotes scholastic achievement, creative accomplishment, healthy living and community involvement for America's teens. The 2006 competition will be held at the Linda Chapin Theater in the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, August 16-19. For more information, please go to

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