Ericka Dunlap is an award-winning Public Relations Strategist, Entrepreneur, Community Advocate, TV Show Host, Amazing Racer and iconic American Beauty Queen, also known as Miss America 2004. A dynamic presenter and performer, Ericka was born, raised and educated in Orlando, Florida where she graduated from Boone High School (Class of 2000) and the University of Central Florida (Go Knights!). She is the CEO of Crown Comm Group, a multi-disciplinary, strategic consulting firm in Orlando. During her junior year at UCF, she became the first African-American woman to be crowned Miss Florida, and later in the year won the title of Miss America, which has allowed her to boldly stand in the face of adversity as a Champion for Inclusion & Diversity Best Practices. Her accomplishments during her year of service as Miss America have inspired leaders in education, government and business to refer to her wisdom as a trusted advisor, board member and motivator. For over 15 years, she has delivered numerous keynote addresses, commencement speeches and workshops on the topics of Self-Care, Etiquette, Diversity & Inclusion and Cultural Competency. Ericka has used her platform and range of experiences to create valuable opportunities for individuals and organizations as a devoted Coach, Mentor and Role Model. Amongst other distinguished accomplishments, she has expanded her reach to bring solutions to her community as a former candidate for public office. She is also active in several civic organizations and a devoted dog mom to her six year old fur-baby, Mylo. Her mission is to encourage people to find their passion and to live with authenticity and enthusiasm.