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The most prestigious award, The Colleen Barrett Award for Administrative Excellence!


Every once in a while, you hear about an idea so perfect, yet so simple, you wonder how no one created it already. TopGolf was one for me, it’s golf and alcohol, I mean how did no one ever not think to design the party driving range?
Sunny Nunan saw a similar need to recognize and award a vital yet underappreciated role in the workplace, the admin professional. Brilliant!!! Her inspiration? Mom.

From the Admin Awards website, My mother, Jeanette Castellano, is the ultimate inspiration for The Admin Awards™, a long overdue celebration of the vital professionals who had yet to be recognized front and center with a formal awards program by the business community. And while The Admin Awards™ is a competition, at its heart it’s a celebration of the important, wonderful professionals who have dedicated their careers to serving their companies, leaders, employees, and clients-YOU.

Sunny Nunan created a competition, but at its heart, she created a celebration of every administrative professional. Nine different categories of awards have been created. The most prestigious award, The Colleen Barrett Award for Administrative Excellence, which elevates the professional who embodies the “spirit” and proficiency of nationally renowned (former) admin, Colleen Barrett, President Emeritus of Southwest Airlines. During her four-decade career at Southwest, Colleen climbed from the secretary (to Herb Kelleher, the airline’s founder) to President and COO of the legendary, award-winning airline. Colleen personally selects and presents this coveted award at the awards luncheon.

We work daily with professional admins from all over DFW and we heartily agree with Sunny Nunan in her praise of the administrative professional. And, we encourage those of you who have yet to experience and enjoy this great organization to check out her website www.adminawards.com. We look forward to seeing you at the next Admin Awards celebration.

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