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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 10, 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 10th, 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, 2020 (Specific Date TBD)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. Invitations to this reception are sent upon submission of a nomination to the Nominee, Supervisor and Nominator(s).

    Finalist Notification WeekJanuary 20-24, 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 25

    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. To learn more about the nomination process watch our "Admin Awards 101" webinar! Watch Now

    Cheers to Nominee Cocktail ReceptionOctober 1, 6-8 PMPoppin Downtown Boston

    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 October 14

    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 DeadlineSeptember 6

    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 ReceptionSeptember 10City Club of San Francisco

    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 September 23rd

    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 25Westin St. Francis Union Square

    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 2020

    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 March 4th, 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 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. Invitations to this reception are sent upon submission of a nomination to the Nominee, Supervisor and Nominator(s).

    Finalist Notification WeekMarch 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 GalaMay 2020Coming 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.

  • Silicon Valley
    Nominations DeadlineMarch 4, 2020

    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 March 4th, 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 18, 2020Hotel Nia

    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 30th

    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 7, 2020Hyatt Regency Santa Clara

    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 DeadlineSeptember 6

    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 ReceptionSeptember 12Crowne 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 WeekSeptember 16News 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 30Westin 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. 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 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, 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 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.

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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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