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Welcome to theAdmin AwardsThe Administrative Profession’s Highest Honor
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The Admin Awards is the Administrative Profession’s highest honor, created nearly a decade ago by the daughter of a retired Executive Secretary. 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 currently operates in nine cities across the U.S. including Boston, Chicago, Dallas / Fort Worth, Denver, Houston, Pacific Northwest, Philadelphia, San FranciscoSilicon Valley and Washington D.C.

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


Marion RiemenschneiderNovartisColleen Barrett Award for Administrative Excellence
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Marion RiemenschneiderNovartisColleen Barrett Award for Administrative Excellence
Lisa HabigPTC, Inc.Leadership Award
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Lisa HabigPTC, Inc.Leadership Award
Kelley DuchesneMassachusetts Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC)Spirit Award
Kelley Duchesne 2021 Boston Admin Awards Spirit WinnerView Bio
Kelley DuchesneMassachusetts Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC)Spirit Award
Nichole AndersonCoformaColleen Barrett Award for Administrative Excellence
Nichole Anderson 2021 Philadelphia Admin Awards Colleen Barrett WinnerView Bio
Nichole AndersonCoformaColleen Barrett Award for Administrative Excellence
Jocelynne TimmonsNJ Civil Service CommissionAdministrative Excellence in Public Service Award
Jocelynne Timmons 2021 Philadelphia Admin Awards Public Service WinnerView Bio
Jocelynne TimmonsNJ Civil Service CommissionAdministrative Excellence in Public Service Award
Liz RaffertyAboveBoardLoyalty Award
Liz Rafferty 2021 Philadelphia Admin Awards Loyalty WinnerView Bio
Liz RaffertyAboveBoardLoyalty Award