Melissa Pitchford is President of Proctor Productions, LLC which holds the State Licenses for the MISS USA & MISS TEEN USA State Pageants in Michigan and Ohio. With more than 25 years of experience with the Miss Universe Organization (MUO) as a contestant, judge and now Executive Director, Melissa has become an example of the goal-oriented, aware and savvy business women that the organization supports and advances. Pitchford, a writer, producer and director was Miss OHIO USA 1990 and a semi-finalist to MISS USA 1990 and joined the Miss Universe Organization as an Executive Director in 1999. Prior to her joining the ranks of MUO she was a top sales executive with the CBS Companies of Cincinnati and also appeared multiple times on the television show “Star Search” and advanced to the semi-final round in that competition. Pitchford enjoyed international travels as a professional model and was named one of Revlon Cosmetics 9 most Unforgettable Women of the World.