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.
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.
Ryan Miles • Associate 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 currently holds the Associate Director’s office for RPM Productions, 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 several Miss USA state pageants. Ryan is an avid golfer, but his two biggest passions are college football and traveling. He follows his alma mater’s Gamecocks throughout the southeast and has also had his passport stamped on 6 of the 7 continents. Ryan currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
Pam Hayes • Director of Operations
Pam is originally from Augusta, Georgia. She move to Charleston to follow a career in management and now permanently resides in Aiken, South Carolina. Pam has been a member of the RPM family since 2006. As Director of Operations, Pam uses her strategic management skills and positive outlook on life to help keep the daily activities of planning four premiere state pageants humming along smoothly. Outside of the pageant office, Pam enjoys being outdoors, watching football and spending time with her family.
Beau Davidson • Master of Ceremonies
Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Beau Davidson is a recording artist, songwriter, and actor. In Memphis, Beau began taking classical piano lessons at age four, but learned contemporary hits by ear. Beau was soon winning regional talent competitions, competing as a finalist in The Mid-South Fair Youth Talent Contest – a contest graced by Elvis, Justin Timberlake and many other talents.
Beau attended Northwestern University’s prestigious School of Music in Chicago, where he graduated magna cum laude with a degree in vocal performance/opera and political science. While in Chicago, Beau starred as Danny Zuko in Grease and as the leading man in many other productions, including the Lonny Price-directed “A Little Night Music” with George Hearn, Patti LuPone, and Zoe Caldwell. Although operatically trained, Beau simply could not relinquish his Memphis roots, and began writing original music that captured his own experience.
Beau later moved to Los Angeles where he appeared on a variety of TV installations like Days of Our Lives and the Gilmore Girls. In between projects, he wrote and released a digital EP titled, “The Good Hurt.” For the past two years, Beau has been a lead vocalist on CMT’s #1 show, The Singing Bee. Beau served as a judge for the 39th Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards, and has guest starred twice on The Bold and the Beautiful, most recently premiering and performing his original patriotic song, “Blessed,” for Veterans Day last year, the very same day he performed it at the Miss North Carolina USA pageant. He also released a documentary style music video for the song, which debuted on CMT July 4, 2012. It was featured in the annual Boston Pops July 4th Spectacular. He sang “Blessed” at the 2012 Republican National Convention on primetime television. Beau has performed for Governor Mitt Romney, Senator Orrin Hatch (UT), Senator Saxby Chambliss (GA), Johnny Isakson (GA), Former Speaker Newt Gingrich, and other members of Congress. For more on Beau, check out www.beaudavidson.com.
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.