Tammy Turner-Maddox, of Detroit, has been chosen as Mrs. Wayne County and will compete for the title of Mrs. Michigan America 2014 at an event featuring Delegates from all over the state and televised live on March 29th in the Greater Grand Rapids area. The winner will represent Michigan at the Mrs. America Pageant in August.
Tammy is a recruiter, author, public speaker and trainer. She is the owner and CEO of Kapstone Training Services and Kapstone Publishing. Tammy is also an engineering recruiter with Diversified Services.
I am completely overjoyed to be the representative of Wayne County in the Mrs. Michigan America Pageant. I was born and raised in the city of Detroit, Wayne County. I went to school in the City of Detroit and I currently reside in the City of Detroit and it’s an honor and privilege to represent the city/county that I love and to be able to be an example of the good that can and has come from not only Detroit, but Wayne County as a whole,” Turner says.
The timing couldn’t be better; the Detroit native recently shared her rags to riches story as a contributing author to the recently released book, The Soul of a Winner. This marks her third published book since 2010. Tammy has a plethora of accomplishments including being a well-sought nationwide speaker, and founder and CEO of Kapstone Recruiting and Training Services, LLC.
After serving for over six years in the field of public accounting and having worked at major firms including; Arthur Andersen and Deloitte & Touche, Tammy realized her true passion was in the field of human resources. Hence, Tammy worked as a recruiter for Robert Half Finance & Accounting and a senior recruiter for Quicken Loans/Rock Financial. In 2004, Tammy traveled to Cambodia where she worked as a recruiting consultant for UNICEF.
Tammy’s story over the last five years has been quite intriguing. She met and fell in love with her husband, Lance Maddox, whom she met on Facebook. The couple shared their courtship with their online friends leading to marriage. They continue to express their love and adoration as a modern day love story over the social media site with friends and onlookers witnessing the power of real love. Becoming a delegate for the Mrs. Michigan America Pageant is only befitting for Mrs. Maddox as she exemplifies the role model of wife, entrepreneur, community advocate and mother, a continuous juggling act, which she handles with poise and grace. And she believes that “women can have both family and career while living out their dreams without feeling guilty. It’s all about proper planning and balance,”
Now celebrating its 36th year in its modern format, the Mrs. America Pageant focuses the attention of the nation and the world on the versatility of the contemporary American married woman. Each year the 51 Mrs. America Delegates (all U.S. states including the District of Columbia), earn the right to participate by winning her state competition. These state events are under the direction of Mrs. America State Directors who are a network of respected and talented community and business leaders. Their efforts over the past quarter of a century continues as a year-long watershed effort to find the most accomplished married women qualified to compete for the esteemed title. This renowned national competition is devoted to emphasizing that America’s 65 million married women are extraordinarily beautiful, poised, articulate and versatile.
“[The Mrs. Michigan America Pageant] provides me with the opportunity to represent not only Wayne County but also Michigan as a whole. Michigan has seen some hard knocks in the past few years, but we’re resilient. Michigan’s setback was a setup for a comeback and I’m proud to be a part of this movement. Another very important aspect of this competition is having the ability to represent what the pageant is founded upon which is marriage. This is the “Mrs” Michigan America Pageant and it showcases married women across the state of Michigan. I am excited about this because I think that it is important to celebrate wives and mothers,” Turner-Maddox says, “There are many women across Michigan and across the United States that are wives, mothers, business women, soccer moms, cheerleader coaches, community activists, entrepreneurs, etc. We give our all daily in each and every aspect of our lives. This competition celebrates us, on a national stage, in all that we do for our families, for our husbands and for our communities on a daily basis, and it says it’s okay to beautiful, physically fit, a wife, a mother and a businesswoman too.
The Mrs. Michigan America 2014 at an event featuring Delegates from all over the state and televised live on March 29th