MAY 30, 2022


Miss Earth USA's Teri Brown-Walker is honored as top state director by the Global Beauty Awards, Miss Earth USA and Teen Miss Earth USA appear as guest presenters

Bellevue, WA – After a successful two years as a state director for Miss Earth USA, Teri Brown-Walker has been honored as the industry's top state director at the annual Global Beauty Awards. The awards event was held on May 29 at the Bellevue Hyatt Regency Hotel.

Overseeing the states of Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia, Teri has been involved in the industry for nearly ten years. She recently nabbed three national titles by her delegates winning 2022 Teen Miss Earth USA, 2022 Miss Earth USA and 2022 Miss Earth USA Air in Orlando in January.

"I'm so incredibly blessed to have been with the Miss Earth USA organization and working with these incredible women," said Teri Brown-Walker of Maryland during the awards presentation.

According to the GBAs website, this annual production is the pinnacle of pageantry recognition. The GBAs represent members from every pageant organization, as well as the beauty, fashion, entertainment, sports, educational and business industries.

"Teri is a beloved professional in the pageant industry," said National Director Laura Clark. "Her delegates describe her as a true mentor. Her colleagues describe her as warm and considerate. This industry is a better environment with people like Teri in a directorship." ​

Teri also recently was awarded 2021 State Director of the Year by Pageant Planet and has appeared in the Top 10 rankings for multiple consecutive years. In addition to pageantry, Teri has enjoyed a successful 25-year career in Human Resources Recruitment and Talent Acquisition, leading, training and developing some of the best recruiters in the country. She holds a Masters’ Degree from UMUC in Human Resources Management & Development and a Masters Certificate in Leadership from Johns Hopkins University.

Teen Miss Earth USA Presley Patrick and Miss Earth USA Natalia Salmon also appeared during the awards show as guest presenters. The red carpet was hosted by Lu Sierra and the show is produced by Maureen Francisco.

The Miss Earth USA organization has been named a top national pageant for many years during industry rankings and values the dedication of its team of state directors.