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Neely Named Security Director for State and National Pageants


Greenville, SC - - July 19, 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 bringing more than 15 years experience to this role.

“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. “He covers every possible detail to ensure the security master plan is executed flawlessly.”

“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 Rodney Neely leading the way, we are able to focus on executing a beautiful pageant without worry.”

About AIS Corporation

AIS offers comprehensive investigative, protection, security and related specialized services that answer the needs of corporations, law firms, insurance companies and the general public. 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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