John M. Vannatta, Jr.

President • Co-Executive Director

John M. Vannatta Jr. is President of VANBROS and Associates, Inc., which holds the State Licenses for the MRS. UNITED STATES® State Pageants in Kansas, Missouri, Tennessee, and Texas.

His goal for the state pageants is that they provide a forum in which young women can gain more self confidence, improve themselves as individuals, and make an impact in their community. He believes that it's important for young women who compete in pageants to be able to feel as though they are better individuals the day after the pageant, than they were the day they decided to enter. John uses the pageant to encourage his titleholders, as well as all the contestants, to become socially aware and active. After it is all said and done, he feels that all of the contestants are winners by virtue of their preparation for, and participation in the pageant competition.

John is a graduate of Jersey Village High School in Houston, Texas, where he was a member of the Varsity and All-District Swim Teams. Following High School, he attended Houston Community College, and Johnson County Community College as an honor student before finishing his undergraduate work at the University of Kansas. He holds Bachelor's Degrees in both Political Science and Sociology, with a minor concentration in History.

Prior to his founding of VANBROS & Associates, Inc., he worked in Real Estate Management. He enjoys reading, swimming, attending baseball and hockey games, and is a huge KU basketball fan. He resides in Overland Park, Kansas.

 


 

 

Jason D. Vannatta

Vice President • Co-Executive Director

Jason Vannatta is Vice President of VANBROS and Associates, which holds the State Licenses for the MRS. UNITED STATES® State Pageants in Kansas, Missouri, Tennessee, and Texas. He graduated with a degree in Graphic Design from the University of Kansas. Prior to joining VANBROS full time in March of 2004 Jason worked in the Association industry for 7 years as a Creative Director. He is responsible for all visual communication projects including designing and maintaining the VANBROS Web sites. Jason resides in Chicago, Illinois.

 


 

 

 

Janet Parkes

Executive Operations Coordinator

Janet Parkes has been a part of the VANBROS and Associates Inc. team for the past 15 years. She is involved with operations coordination during the pageant weekends. Janet has five children and is a proud grandmother. She is very active in her church and has been married to her husband David for over 30 years.

 


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