Motivational Speaker on Substance Abuse Prevention
Former Miss Tennessee 2017 and Top 12 at Miss America
Caty Davis is a magna cum laude graduate of The University of Tennessee at Knoxville with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Business Administration. Caty spent last year as Miss Tennessee 2017 and placed in the Top 12 at the Miss America Pageant. She served as Governor Haslam’s Official Spokesperson for Character Education and Tennessee’s Goodwill Ambassador for the five Children’s Miracle Network hospitals across the state. She traveled over 80,000 miles and spoke to 70,000 students – Elementary through High School. Caty is a goodwill ambassador for Count It Lock It Drop It sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation. For the past five years, Caty has been dedicated to promoting awareness and fundraising for substance abuse prevention and treatment across the state. She currently serves at the Chief People Officer and board member for the Miss Tennessee Scholarship Competition and resides in Knoxville, TN.
Roger White earned a BFA in Theater from the University of Montevallo and has subsequently built a 30-year career in live entertainment with stops in Memphis, Las Vegas, and San Juan before finally settling into the theme park industry. He spent time with Busch Gardens Tampa and Busch Gardens Williamsburg before finding a home with the Entertainment Team at Dollywood. Roger currently is responsible for booking live concerts and contracted entertainment at the park.
Mrs. Tennessee 2017
Virginia Mulrooney, a fierce lupus survivor and volunteer, has been married to her husband, David, for 27 years and has 7 children: Morgan, 24; Adria, 23; Alexa, 21; William, 18; Jackson, 16; Kellyn Rose, 13; and Elise, 10. While attending the University of West Georgia and the Alliance Theatre School, Virginia met her husband while he was at Emory Law School. It was definitely love at first sight!
Virginia has homeschooled all 7 of their children on their quarter horse farm in Tennessee. She enjoys running their design business from home as well as cooking, acting, biking, volunteering, and traveling. Her favorite family memory is when she and her husband took their children across country in a RV for a month long “field trip” visiting 17 states and many national parks and sites. The Mulrooney family can be most often be found riding and tending to their horses, hiking and biking the beautiful hills and valleys of East Tennessee, or watching college football. A lupus survivor over 11 years now, Virginia is passionate about encouraging others who are struggling with challenges in life. She has been a support group leader with the Lupus Foundation of America for over four years and has been volunteering in a leadership position with the American Heritage Girls mentoring girls and young women. In an effort to help prevent substance abuse, Virginia has been raising awareness and funding for the Victoria Siegel Foundation as well as educating parents on the need to lock up prescription medications within the home. She is best known for her quote, “Stay Strong and Never Lose Hope.”