Regina Hopper is a business executive, attorney, and former Emmy-winning news anchor. She is the former President and CEO of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America; former President and CEO of America’s Natural Gas Alliance, a Washington D.C.-based advocacy group; and former Executive Vice President of the United States Telecom Association. Hopper was named President and CEO of the Miss America Organization in May of 2018. In June, she announced the end of the swimsuit competition, replacing it with a live interactive session with the judges.
Hopper is a native of Springdale, AR and she earned both her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. She was crowned Miss Arkansas in 1983.