WELCOME TO THE

Home

Who We are

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.

To inquire about when we’ll be coming to your city, click here.

National Partners

Winner Spotlight


Sarah WaymireTraining and Development Manager – McManis FaulknerColleen Barrett Award for Administrative Excellence
View Bio
Sarah WaymireTraining and Development Manager – McManis FaulknerColleen Barrett Award for Administrative Excellence
Christine SotoExecutive Administrator to the VP of Product Management – Veritas Technologies, LLCOffice Manager of the Year Award
View Bio
Christine SotoExecutive Administrator to the VP of Product Management – Veritas Technologies, LLCOffice Manager of the Year Award
Edie FischerAdministrative business partner to the President & CEO – Xilinx, IncLoyalty Award
View Bio
Edie FischerAdministrative business partner to the President & CEO – Xilinx, IncLoyalty Award
Anna ArmstrongPresident-Level Executive Assistant – HPAbove the Call Award
View Bio
Anna ArmstrongPresident-Level Executive Assistant – HPAbove the Call Award
Gina BarrerasSenior Legal Administrative Assistant – Maxim InegratedSpirit Award
View Bio
Gina BarrerasSenior Legal Administrative Assistant – Maxim InegratedSpirit Award
Nev DooleyExecutive Assistant – WhiteHat SecurityLeadership Award
View Bio
Nev DooleyExecutive Assistant – WhiteHat SecurityLeadership Award

Admin Award Gala Dates
& Nomination Deadlines

  • Houston
    Nominations DeadlineMarch 22, 2019

    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.

    Cheers to Nominee Cocktail ReceptionApril 17, 2019Hilton Americas

    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. Click here to RSVP for the Cheers to Nominees Reception in Houston.

    Finalist Notification WeekApril 22, 2019

    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 GalaMay 22, 2019Hilton Post Oak Hotel by the Galleria

    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 18

    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.

    Cheers to Nominee Cocktail ReceptionComing Soon!Coming Soon!

    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. Click here to RSVP for the Cheers to Nominees Reception in Boston.

    Finalist Notification WeekWeek of October 7

    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 18, 6-9 PMBoston Marriott Longwharf

    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 over $500!

  • San Francisco
    Nominations DeadlineAugust 30

    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.

    Cheers to Nominee Cocktail ReceptionSeptember 12Coming Soon!

    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.

    Finalist Notification WeekComing Soon!

    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 25Coming Soon!

    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.

  • Chicago
    Nominations DeadlineMarch 08, 2019

    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.

    Cheers to Nominee Cocktail ReceptionMarch 22, 2019Doubletree Hilton Magnificent Mile

    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. Click here to RSVP for the Cheers to Nominees Reception in Chicago.

    Finalist Notification WeekWeek of March 25, 2019

    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 GalaMay 02, 2019Palmer House Hilton Hotel

    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.

  • Silicon Valley
    Nominations DeadlineFebruary 15, 2019

    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.

    Cheers to Nominee Cocktail ReceptionFebruary 21, 2019Club Auto Sport

    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.

    Finalist Notification WeekFebruary 25, 2019

    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 GalaApril 12, 2019Santa Clara Marriott

    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.

  • Denver
    Nominations DeadlineAugust 30, 2019

    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.

    Cheers to Nominee Cocktail ReceptionSeptember 12, 2019Crowne Plaza Downtown Denver

    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.

    Finalist Notification WeekSeptemer 16, 2019News 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 GalaOctober 30 2019Westin Downtown Denver

    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.

  • Dallas | Fort Worth
    Nominations DeadlineAugust 7, 2019

    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.

    Cheers to Nominee Cocktail ReceptionAugust 22, 2019Hilton Lincoln Center

    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.

    Finalist Notification WeekWeek of August 26, 2019Hilton Lincoln Center

    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 4, 2019Fairmont Hotel Dallas

    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.

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.

default image

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!

default image

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.

default image

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.

default image

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.

default image

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!

default image

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!

default image

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.

default image

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.

default image

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!

default image

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

tell an executive

Are you wondering if your boss or coworkers know about the Admin Awards? Submit their contact information here and we'll send them information about the Admin Awards so they can nominate!