The 2007 Ambassadors to the World™ are Ms. World, Annastasia Anderson, and Ms. US World, Dawna Lee Heising.
According to the Ambassadorial Society of America, LLC, an Ambassador must show excellence in at least one of the following fields: Education; Medicine; Arts; Humanities; Business; Technology; and Health and Science and must actively participate in community service. Ambassadors, who are awarded fellowships, are chosen based upon information provided by the individuals and their nominators. (One nominator must be from a state or national organization.). Judges heavily weigh information pertaining to the nominee’s “continuous active pursuit in making the world a better place for tomorrow.”
Ambassadors to the World, are announced during the annual Ambassadors to the World Program,™ a live event. The Ambassadors are expected to continually promote the Society locally and nationally to the media through the press, television, radio and print. Ambassadors are rigorously reviewed in terms of their communication (written and verbal) skills, diplomacy, etiquette, understanding of other cultures and languages, willingness to learn about others, comfort with making appearances, charity work and ability to teach seminars and lecture regarding global community service platforms. The Ambassadors must also be familiar with public relations and possess the ability to create excitement over the goals of the Ambassadorial Society of America and their own ongoing community service projects.
Venus Day, founder and owner of The Ambassadorial Society of America, LLC, is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame in Computer Science and Economics. She has worked for several of the top 5 consulting firms in the United States and has traveled to nearly every state and territory. Dr. Ian Day, her husband, is on the Ambassadorial Board of Directors and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and the Royal Society of the Arts.
As Ambassador to the World award winners, Misses Anderson and Heising, are charged with promoting the goals of the Ambassadorial Society of America, primarily, promoting support for ongoing service in all communities around the world.
Ms. World 2007, Annastasia Anderson, from Minnesota, attended Georgia Southern University and the University of Northern Iowa where she majored in Art Education and Psychology. Currently, she is a commercial artist, small business owner, non-profit organization founder/president, make-up artist, professional model and a special needs caretaker for an autistic and deaf nine year old. As a survivor of abuse, she understands the importance of supporting children who are victims of abuse and has created a non-profit organization, “Butterfly Kisses” which works with organizations to provide educational materials to those abuse victims being placed into new environments.
Miss US World 2007, Dawna Lee Heising, from California, is a Marketing and Public Relations professional for SYSPRO USA (syspro.com), a leading enterprise business software company. Dawna has a B.S. in Business Management, a MBA from Pepperdine University and a Ph.D. in Business Management from Pacific Western University. She is listed in “Who’s Who in Technology,” and, as a member of the Screen Actor’s Guild, has acted in film, TV and theatre productions. She has also worked as a professional model. Dawna is a long-time volunteer for the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association. She participated in the “Train to End Stroke” half-marathon and is on the Planning Committee for the 2007 Orange County Heart Gala, which raises funds for the AHA.