She’s passionate about promoting Mississippi — and with her new title and crown, Kathy Amos will be doing just that.
On May 6, Amos was crowned MS Senior World Mississippi Hospitality at The Walter Sillers Building in Jackson. Amos, 57, of Canton, Mississippi, assumed her title minutes before making a special presentation to Gov. Tate Reeves on the National Day of Prayer.
“Having this title gives me the opportunity to serve my state with the gifts, talents and abilities God has given me,” she says, adding that she hopes to be a role model for other senior women — showing them that they can still “dream big.”
Amos, founder/CEO of Business Empowered Mississippi Chamber of Commerce, will spend time this year furthering her platform BE Mississippi, with the primary aim of supporting state tourism centers. Named one of the Success Women’s Conference’s Top National Influencers in 2020, Amos is an author, executive pastor, certified coach, speaker, teacher and trainer.
“Having this title gives me the opportunity to serve my state with the gifts, talents and abilities God has given me.”
During her reign, she also plans to promote prison reform, as Reeves recently signed state Senate Bill 2795, which expands parole eligibility and helps restore hope to thousands of incarcerated Mississippians and their families.
In the special presentation to Reeves, Amos was among those to honor and show appreciation to the governor for his partnership with The Best of Mississippi Awards to honor individuals, organizations and small businesses across the state during the 2020 pandemic.
Business Empowered Mississippi Chamber of Commerce, known as BE Mississippi, is a statewide Christian chamber known in eight states and two countries. Its mission is to empower, encourage and equip those in business and in leadership with Christ-centered principles, so they may advance the kingdom of God in their sphere of influence. The Chamber also supports city chambers in their efforts to partner in building stronger communities.
Besides drawing awareness to important issues, the MS Senior World Pageant brings women ages 50-79 together to boost confidence, have fun and make new friends. Sherry Strother, pageant executive producer, has over 40 years of experience in the beauty and fashion industry. She and her executive team launched the inaugural MS Senior World Pageant in 2020 with the motto “Women support Women.” The national-level MS Senior World pageant will be held in November.
Amos is available for speaking and special appearances at email@example.com.