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Often referred to as the ‘Academy Awards for Admins‘, The Admin Awards is the first and only public recognition program of its kind in the country that focuses specifically on recognizing and rewarding the achievements, dedication and importance of Administrative Professionals.

The Admin Awards offers nine distinct award categories, including the program’s most prestigious award, The Colleen Barrett Award for Administrative Excellence which elevates the professional who embodies the “spirit” and proficiency of nationally renowned (former) secretary, Colleen Barrett, President Emeritus of Southwest Airlines.

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Winner Spotlight


Jennifer DemerleAllego, Inc.Colleen Barrett Award for Administrative Excellence
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Jennifer DemerleAllego, Inc.Colleen Barrett Award for Administrative Excellence
Courtney BlodgettCommunity College of DenverColleen Barrett Award for Administrative Excellence
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Courtney BlodgettCommunity College of DenverColleen Barrett Award for Administrative Excellence
Windy RoundtreeLiberty GlobalAbove the Call Award
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Windy RoundtreeLiberty GlobalAbove the Call Award
Rachael HermannWana BrandsAchiever Award
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Rachael HermannWana BrandsAchiever Award
Kelley SouthernDenver Museum of Nature & ScienceAdministrative Excellence in Public Service Award
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Kelley SouthernDenver Museum of Nature & ScienceAdministrative Excellence in Public Service Award
Tammy HarcrowColorado Hospital AssociationLeadership Award
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Tammy HarcrowColorado Hospital AssociationLeadership Award

Admin Award Gala Dates
& Nomination Deadlines

  • Houston
    Nominations DeadlineJanuary 17, 2020

    Welcome to the fourth annual Houston Admin Awards, a public celebration of Administrative excellence reserved for extraordinary Administrative Professionals serving as Executive Assistants, Administrative Assistants, Office Managers and any professional serving in an administrative capacity, a profession which is represented by over 100 job titles. Nominations will be accepted through January 17th, and thanks to our Program Sponsors, there is no application fee. All nominations are submitted via our website (simply click the Nominate button) and includes the option of submitting nominations in one or more of the nine award individual award categories and the one company award category.

    Cheers to Nominee Cocktail ReceptionJanuary 24JW Marriott Houston Downtown

    The Cheers to Nominees Cocktail Reception kicks off the competition and is a celebration of all program Nominees prior to finalist announcements. Between 100-200 typically attend this special event and includes Nominees, their Supervisors and other Nominators. This event is by-invitation-only and is complimentary. Invitations to this reception are sent upon submission of a nomination to the Nominee, Supervisor and Nominator(s).

    Finalist Notification WeekJanuary 27-31, 2020

    Finalists are notified of their advancement in the competition during finalist notification week. This typically happens via email and our website but in some markets may be delivered in person by our Finalist Notification Street Team.

    Admin Awards GalaFebruary 26, 2020Hilton Americas

    The Admin Awards dinner gala is often referred to as the ‘Academy Awards for Admins’, is an extraordinary celebration of the contributions of Administrative Professionals and is where the nine Admin Awards winners are announced among an audience of hundreds of attendees. The Admin Awards gala includes a one-hour cocktail reception, an exceptional three-course meal, amazing music, extraordinary prizes valued at between $500 - $22,000 (varies by market) as well as a special high-quality gift for EVERY attending Admin.

  • Boston
    Nominations DeadlineSeptember 7, Midnight

    Welcome to the Greater Boston Admin Awards, a long-overdue public celebration of Administrative excellence! There is no cost to nominate thanks to our Program Sponsors, and all nominations are submitted via our website (simply click the Nominate button) and includes the option of submitting nominations in one or more of the nine award categories. The Greater Boston Admin Awards encompasses all of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Companies in both the private and public sectors are invited to nominate anyone whose primary role is administrative in nature, regardless of their official job title. The Nominations deadline for all categories (except The Colleen Barrett Award for Administrative Excellence) has been extended to September 7th at midnight. To learn more about the nomination process watch our "Admin Awards 101" webinar! Watch Now

    Cheers to Nominee Cocktail ReceptionSeptember 10

    This year's Cheers to Nominees Cocktail Reception will be a virtual Zoom Happy Hour from 4:30-5:30 PM (ET). This event kicks off the competition and is a celebration of all program Nominees prior to finalist announcements and is complimentary. We'll celebrate 2020 Nominee's, answer questions and get everybody excited about the 2020 Admin Awards LIVE! event!

    Finalist Notification WeekSeptember, TBD

    Finalists are notified of their advancement in the competition during finalist notification week. This typically happens via email and our website but in some markets may be delivered in person by our Finalist Notification Street Team.

    Admin Awards GalaOctober 10, 7 PMVia live event streaming of Admin Awards LIVE!

    In the can-do spirit of the Admins we honor, The Admin Awards is excited to present Admin Awards 2020 LIVE! This unstoppable celebration of administrative excellence will deliver our iconic awards program via live event streaming to Admin Awards watch parties across the Greater Boston area where attendees will cheer on their Finalists and party from the comfort of their homes and offices. Following a full week of exciting festivities, The Greater Boston Admin Awards 'Good as Gold' Gala will celebrate this year’s Finalists and reveal the 2020 Award Winners, who will receive their iconic glass Admin Awards "Publisher’s Clearing House" style as our street team safely hand-delivers each Award in person. Watch parties will have an opportunity to enjoy an extraordinary dinner experience provided by hand-picked local caterers, top-shelf libations and lots of delightful surprises to create an evening of fun while making every Admin feel like royalty. While the shape of this year’s Awards Gala is reimagined, the "The Academy Awards for Admins" will continue many of our important traditions throughout the week and will culminate in the joyful and inspiring evening we all look forward to each year!

  • San Francisco
    Nominations DeadlineOctober 23, Midnight

    Nominations are submitted via our website (simply click the Nominate button) and includes the option of submitting nominations in one or more of the nine award categories. To view, the award categories and questions, go to the Awards and Eligibility page. To learn more about the nomination process watch our "Admin Awards 101" webinar! Watch Now

    Cheers to Nominee Cocktail ReceptionOctober 29Zoom

    This year's Cheers to Nominees Cocktail Reception will be a virtual Zoom Happy Hour from 4:30 - 5:30 PM (PT). This event kicks off the competition and is a celebration of all program Nominees prior to finalist announcements and is complimentary. We'll celebrate 2020 Nominee's, answer questions and get everybody excited about the 2020 Admin Awards LIVE! event!

    Finalist Notification WeekNovember 2-6

    Finalists are notified of their advancement in the competition during finalist notification week. This typically happens via email and our website but in some markets may be delivered in person by our Finalist Notification Street Team.

    Admin Awards GalaDecember 5, 7 PMVia live event streaming of Admin Awards LIVE!

    In the can-do spirit of the Admins we honor, The Admin Awards is excited to present Admin Awards 2020 LIVE! This unstoppable celebration of administrative excellence will deliver our iconic awards program via live event streaming to Admin Awards watch parties across the San Francisco Bay Area where attendees will cheer on their Finalists and party from the comfort of their homes and offices. Following a full week of exciting festivities, The San Francisco Bay Area Admin Awards 'Good as Gold' Gala will celebrate this year’s Finalists and reveal the 2020 Award Winners, who will receive their iconic glass Admin Awards "Publisher’s Clearing House" style as our street team safely hand-delivers each Award in person. Watch parties will have an opportunity to enjoy an extraordinary dinner experience provided by hand-picked local caterers, top-shelf libations and lots of delightful surprises to create an evening of fun while making every Admin feel like royalty. While the shape of this year’s Awards Gala is reimagined, the "The Academy Awards for Admins" will continue many of our important traditions throughout the week and will culminate in the joyful and inspiring evening we all look forward to each year!

  • Chicago
    Nominations DeadlineFebruary 19

    Welcome to the second annual Chicagoland Admin Awards, a public celebration of Administrative excellence reserved for extraordinary Administrative Professionals serving as Executive Assistants, Administrative Assistants, Office Managers and any professional serving in an administrative capacity - a profession which is represented by over 100 job titles. Nominations will be accepted through February 19th, and thanks to our Program Sponsors, there is no application fee. All nominations are submitted via our website (simply click the Nominate button) and includes the option of submitting nominations in one or more of the nine award individual award categories and the one company award category.

    Cheers to Nominee Cocktail ReceptionMarch 4Hines River Point

    The Cheers to Nominees Cocktail Reception kicks off the competition and is a celebration of all program Nominees prior to finalist announcements. Between 100-200 typically attend this special event and includes Nominees, their Supervisors and other Nominators. This event is by-invitation-only and is complimentary. Invitations to this reception are sent upon submission of a nomination to the Nominee, Supervisor and Nominator(s).

    Finalist Notification WeekWeek of March 10, 2020

    Finalists are notified of their advancement in the competition during finalist notification week. This typically happens via email and our website but in some markets may be delivered in person by our Finalist Notification Street Team.

    Admin Awards GalaJuly 25, 7 PMLive Streaming of the Chicagoland Admin Awards 2020 LIVE!

    In the can-do spirit of the Admins we honor, The Admin Awards is excited to present Admin Awards 2020 LIVE! This unstoppable celebration of administrative excellence will deliver our iconic awards program via live event streaming to Admin Awards watch parties across Chicagoland where attendees will cheer on their Finalists and party from the comfort of their homes and offices. Following a full week of exciting festivities, The Chicagoland Admin Awards 'Good as Gold' Gala will celebrate this year’s Finalists and reveal the 2020 Award Winners, who will receive their iconic glass Admin Awards "Publisher’s Clearing House" style as our street team safely hand-delivers each Award in person. Watch parties will have an opportunity to enjoy an extraordinary dinner experience provided by hand-picked local caterers, top-shelf libations and lots of delightful surprises to create an evening of fun while making every Admin feel like royalty. While the shape of this year’s Awards Gala is reimagined, the "The Academy Awards for Admins" will continue many of our important traditions throughout the week and will culminate in the joyful and inspiring evening we all look forward to each year!

  • Silicon Valley
    Nominations DeadlineJuly 10th, Friday

    Welcome to the fifth annual Silicon Valley Admin Awards, a public celebration of Administrative excellence reserved for extraordinary Administrative Professionals serving as Executive Assistants, Administrative Assistants, Office Managers and any professional serving in an administrative capacity - a profession which is represented by over 100 job titles. Nominations will be accepted through June 1st, and thanks to our Program Sponsors, there is no application fee. All nominations are submitted via our website (simply click the Nominate button) and includes the option of submitting nominations in one or more of the nine award individual award categories and the one company award category.

    Cheers to Nominee Cocktail ReceptionJuly 16, ThursdayZoom

    This year's Cheers to Nominees Cocktail Reception will be a virtual Zoom Happy Hour from 5-6PM. This event kicks off the competition and is a celebration of all program Nominees prior to finalist announcements. and is complimentary. We'll celebrate 2020 Nominee's, answer questions and get everybody excited about the 2020 Admin Awards LIVE! event!

    Finalist Notification WeekJuly 20 - 25

    Finalists are notified of their advancement in the competition during finalist notification week. This typically happens via email and our website but in some markets may be delivered in person by our Finalist Notification Street Team.

    Admin Awards GalaAugust 22Via live event streaming of Admin Awards LIVE!

    In the can-do spirit of the Admins we honor, The Admin Awards is excited to present Admin Awards 2020 LIVE! This unstoppable celebration of administrative excellence will deliver our iconic awards program via live event streaming to Admin Awards watch parties across Silicon Valley where attendees will cheer on their Finalists and party from the comfort of their homes and offices. Following a full week of exciting festivities, The Silicon Valley Admin Awards 'Good as Gold' Gala, presented by Juniper Networks, will celebrate this year’s Finalists and reveal the 2020 Award Winners, who will receive their iconic glass Admin Awards "Publisher’s Clearing House" style as our street team safely hand-delivers each Award in person. Watch parties will have an opportunity to enjoy an extraordinary dinner experience provided by hand-picked local caterers, top-shelf libations and lots of delightful surprises to create an evening of fun while making every Admin feel like royalty. While the shape of this year’s Awards Gala is reimagined, the "The Academy Awards for Admins" will continue many of our important traditions throughout the week and will culminate in the joyful and inspiring evening we all look forward to each year!

  • Denver
    Nominations DeadlineAugust 12, Midnight

    Nominations are submitted via our website (simply click the Nominate button) and includes the option of submitting nominations in one or more of the nine award categories. To view, the award categories and questions, go to the Awards and Eligibility page. Companies in both the private and public sectors are invited to nominate anyone whose primary role is administrative in nature, regardless of their official job title. To learn more about the nomination process watch our "Admin Awards 101" webinar! Watch Now

    Cheers to Nominee Cocktail ReceptionAugust 20, 4:30-5:30 PM (MT)Zoom

    This year's Cheers to Nominees Cocktail Reception will be a virtual Zoom Happy Hour from 4:30-5:30 PM (MT). This event kicks off the competition and is a celebration of all program Nominees prior to finalist announcements. and is complimentary. We'll celebrate 2020 Nominee's, answer questions and get everybody excited about the 2020 Admin Awards LIVE! event!

    Finalist Notification WeekAugust 17 - 21News delivered via email and posted to adminawards.com

    Finalists are notified of their advancement in the competition during finalist notification week. This typically happens via email and our website but in some markets may be delivered in person by our Finalist Notification Street Team.

    Admin Awards GalaSeptember 26, 7:00 PM (MT)Via live event streaming of Admin Awards LIVE!

    In the can-do spirit of the Admins we honor, The Admin Awards is excited to present Admin Awards 2020 LIVE! This unstoppable celebration of administrative excellence will deliver our iconic awards program via live event streaming to Admin Awards watch parties across the Denver Metro area where attendees will cheer on their Finalists and party from the comfort of their homes and offices. Following a full week of exciting festivities, The Denver Metro Admin Awards 'Good as Gold' Gala will celebrate this year’s Finalists and reveal the 2020 Award Winners, who will receive their iconic glass Admin Awards "Publisher’s Clearing House" style as our street team safely hand-delivers each Award in person. Watch parties will have an opportunity to enjoy an extraordinary dinner experience provided by hand-picked local caterers, top-shelf libations and lots of delightful surprises to create an evening of fun while making every Admin feel like royalty. While the shape of this year’s Awards Gala is reimagined, the "The Academy Awards for Admins" will continue many of our important traditions throughout the week and will culminate in the joyful and inspiring evening we all look forward to each year!

  • Dallas | Fort Worth
    Nominations DeadlineSeptember 25, Midnight

    Nominations are submitted via our website (simply click the Nominate button) and includes the option of submitting nominations in one or more of the nine award categories. To view, the award categories and questions, go to the Awards and Eligibility page. Companies in both the private and public sectors are invited to nominate anyone whose primary role is administrative in nature, regardless of their official job title.

    Cheers to Nominee Cocktail ReceptionOctober 1Zoom

    This year's Cheers to Nominees Cocktail Reception will be a virtual Zoom Happy Hour from 4:30 - 5:30 PM (CT). This event kicks off the competition and is a celebration of all program Nominees prior to finalist announcements. and is complimentary. We'll celebrate 2020 Nominee's, answer questions and get everybody excited about the 2020 Admin Awards LIVE! event!

    Finalist Notification WeekOctober 5 - 9

    Finalists are notified of their advancement in the competition during finalist notification week. This typically happens via email and our website but in some markets may be delivered in person by our Finalist Notification Street Team.

    Admin Awards GalaNovember 14, 7 PMVia live event streaming of Admin Awards LIVE!

    In the can-do spirit of the Admins we honor, The Admin Awards is excited to present Admin Awards 2020 LIVE! This unstoppable celebration of administrative excellence will deliver our iconic awards program via live event streaming to Admin Awards watch parties across Dallas Fort Worth where attendees will cheer on their Finalists and party from the comfort of their homes and offices. Following a full week of exciting festivities, The Dallas Fort Worth Admin Awards 'Good as Gold' Gala presented by Delta Dallas will celebrate this year’s Finalists and reveal the 2020 Award Winners, who will receive their iconic glass Admin Awards "Publisher’s Clearing House" style as our street team safely hand-delivers each Award in person. Watch parties will have an opportunity to enjoy an extraordinary dinner experience provided by hand-picked local caterers, top-shelf libations and lots of delightful surprises to create an evening of fun while making every Admin feel like royalty. While the shape of this year’s Awards Gala is reimagined, the "The Academy Awards for Admins" will continue many of our important traditions throughout the week and will culminate in the joyful and inspiring evening we all look forward to each year!

WHAT people ARE SAYING

 

I attended the event as a guest and was able to bring one of our rock star executive admins (she had friends that were finalists & winners) we both left the event saying we must get our company involved next year!” …great flow to the event, never a dull moment, uplifting, emotional, long overdue in Silicon Valley.

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Mike CarrSr. Manager Product Information, Infoblox

I am so glad we got to be apart of the Admin Awards this year! I was truly amazed on Friday, as you guys did an unbelievable job putting everything together. My team from D&B was very impressed and we hope to be a partner again next year. Keep in touch!

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Nick KopachRegional Sales Manager, DFW Metroplex, Dave & Buster's

Congratulations on a phenomenal event, Sunny, Ben and team! We are so thrilled to have been a part of it and look forward to working with you in the future.

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Diem DoonanDirector of Membership, Hall Wines

Admins and EA's are what make Silicon Valley work. Without them the tech economy would crater. I'm soooo happy to know this recognition is there.

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Tim O'LearyVP Commercial Legal, NetApp, Inc.

The Admin Awards recognizes such an important part of most all of our lives. There is Administrative Professionals day, but this event shows so many hard working people how important their work is and how much it is needed and appreciated. The spirits of the winners are obviously boosted, but the understanding of importance of administrative work is put on such grand display that anyone in an administrative role has to walk out of their with a greater sense of pride in their contributions to their companies and the people at them.

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Don CrawfordCEO, Delta Dallas

These awards were a long time coming! We (Admin Professionals) don't do what we do for recognition. We are in this profession because we love it. It sure is nice to be recognized in such an amazing way. Not just a simple thank you with a plastic award that sits on your desk, but it's like being in a parade with a fancy sash over your shoulders and a crown on your head announcing how AMAZING you are!

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Kathy CannonExecutive Associate, Juniper Networks

What a wonderful tribute to the hard-working Admins (often unsung heroes) who are the backbone of companies! So inspiring to see them recognized in this special awards program established in their honor!

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Amy MarhoeferInternal Customer Care Program Lead, Southwest Airlines

I've been in the administrative field for over two decades and have been felt so appreciated. To be surrounded by a room full of strong, amazing women celebrating each other was an awesome experience. Thank you for giving us a platform to feel special.

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Brooke ColemanAdministrator, Topgolf

The event was 100% more than what imagined. It was a beautiful event, well thought out, very organized and structure, and of course FUN! I felt honored to be a sponsor and a guest.

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Jenny NguyenDivision Director, OfficeTeam

I cannot stop talking about it. It was by far the best Awards Luncheon and was put together very effectively. Everyone LOVES my award - it's all they can talk about!...Thanks again - I cannot wait until next year's event. I guarantee it will be twice the size!

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Cheryl PortilloChief of Staff & Executive Assistant to the CEO, Ryan

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