RPM Productions, Inc. has been affiliated with the Miss Universe Organization since 1979. In her first year as state director, Paula Miles, saw her first Miss South Carolina USA, Shawn Weatherly, win Miss USA and travel to Seoul, South Korea and capture the title of Miss Universe 1980! In 1983, the Miss Teen USA pageant was founded and opened up the Miss Universe Organization to a whole new group of amazing young women. In 1990, RPM took over the state of Louisiana and in 1992 it was awarded the state of North Carolina. After 5 Miss USAs, 3 Miss Teen USAs, 1 Miss World, and 1 Miss Universe, RPM’s success was rewarded once again with the directorship of Alabama in 2011.
Paula Miles • State Director
In 1979 Paula Miles had no idea what impact a single event would have on her life. While attending college in Charleston, South Carolina to earn a business degree and working for a Cardiologist, her sister Janice competed in the Miss South Carolina USA Pageant and won. This afforded Janice and her family the once in a lifetime opportunity to attend the live CBS competition of the MISS USA PAGEANT, a Madison Square Garden television production. Unfortunately Janice did not win the title, but Paula was offered the unique opportunity to become involved with MISS UNIVERSE, INC. on the state level. In 1980, when Paula produced her very first MISS USA Preliminary event, her titleholder became MISS USA, and then MISS UNIVERSE, virtually unheard of for a novice director. This began a whole new career for the young lady from South Carolina who had always wanted to be an independent businesswoman who now holds the title of Owner and Executive Director of RPM Productions, Inc.
An executive with MISS UNIVERSE, Inc. said years ago that he recognized Paula’s ability to serve as a role model for all young women involved in her program. Throughout those years, she has very successfully throughout those years, instilled in hundreds of young women the desire to better themselves, to enjoy the value of competition, and to appreciate the discipline of self-improvement. Paula can proudly claim that under her administration she has had one young woman become MISS UNIVERSE, five become MISS USA, three to become MISS TEEN USA and one to become MISS WORLD. However she feels her greatest achievement is bringing out in every single contestant a sense of self-worth while performing to the best of her ability. Her goal, coupled with that instilled by the LEAP Foundation, a Leadership Training Organization, is to have each of these young women recognize opportunities that come their way each day, have the enthusiasm to embrace these opportunities, and to just watch and enjoy the magic as it happens.
The wife of a Crown Council Dentist, Paula and David have three children Ryan, Paul and Morgan.
Ryan Miles • Co-Director
Born and raised in the Palmetto State, Ryan Miles is a graduate of The University of South Carolina with a major in Chemistry and a minor in Business Administration. Ryan is the Co-Director for RPM Productions, Inc., producers of the Miss Alabama, Louisiana, North Carolina, and South Carolina USA Pageants for the Miss Universe Organization. He is also the Owner of Sage Media Group, LLC a graphic design and photography company, who are the official photographers for multiple Miss USA state pageants.
While living in Los Angeles from 2014-2016, Ryan worked on numerous television shows for such recognizable clients as MTV, E! Entertainment, Comedy Central, Nat Geo Wild, and Bravo. In 2016, Ryan moved back to the South and now calls Charlotte, North Carolina home.
Anna Boyce • Vice President
Anna has been involved from the inception with RPM Productions, Inc. Currently, as Vice President, Anna feels that she best serves the pageant and the contestants by making herself available throughout the year and especially during the pageant week in various areas. She is a valuable asset to our winners as confidant, advisor, and wardrobe consultant. For many years, Anna was involved in television and print advertising, but now she chooses to travel extensively and entertain as often as possible. Anna lives on Lake Wylie in Charlotte, NC.
Marla Myers • Communications Director
Marla is excited to be an integral part of RPM Productions and looks forward to making a meaningful contribution to the growth of the company and the personal growth of many young women as she helps guide them toward reaching their fullest potential.
Marla excelled in German in high school, where she won the American Association of Teachers of German Award given to one student in South Carolina to travel and learn while living with a host family in Germany. She also won the Greg Graniteville Foundation full academic scholarship, and attended the University of South Carolina in Columbia and Aiken where she completed her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration degree in Marketing, graduating Magna Cum Laude.
Marla has five fabulous children, which include two stepchildren, who excel in both sports and academics. Her favorite sports teams are any that include her kids! She enjoys spending time with her family at the lake or the beach.
Jessica Black • Contestant Coordinator
Jessica Black joined the world of pageantry at young age, following in her big sister’s footsteps. Jessica won the title of Miss Utah Teen USA 2003 and has been involved with the Miss Universe Organization ever since. From judging to being a backstage hand, she loves all aspects of pageants. Jessica has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice and has worked in mental health care for over 10 years in treatment centers and hospitals. Her passion is to help others grow into themselves and love themselves for who they are. She lives in Utah with her husband and 3 boys, Atlas, Orion, and Zephyr.
Dr. Donald Campbell • Stage Production Coordinator & Choreographer
Donald is a graduate of Emory University School of Dentistry. He is in private practice in Atlanta, GA. Don serves on the board of directors of The Olde Towne Players and is a founding member of the Atlanta Actors’ Health Network, which provides low cost dental services to members of the Atlanta acting community. Over the years, Don has appeared in a variety of local productions including “Hello!, Dolly” and “Personnel’s”. He has been involved in the pageant field for many years. Don has served as director, emcee, producer, and judge on the state, local, and national pageant levels and is especially fond of the MISS USA system. Don has been involved in some capacity with pageants in North and South Carolina, Louisiana, Vermont, Montana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Maryland, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Missouri. Ali Landry, Vanessa Minnillo, Shelley Hennig and Chelsea Cooley won their state titles in pageants at which Don was involved. Don currently lives in Atlanta, GA.