Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Administrative professionals' group gives awards

Three local women were honored April 23 during the annual Administrative Professionals' Day luncheon hosted by the Pikes Peak Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals.

Linda Iverson of Farm Credit of Southern Colorado was named 2008 Administrative Professional of the Year. Iverson has worked at the company 21 years and has held various administrative positions in human resources, information technology and daily operations.

B.J. Scott, president and chief executive officer of Peak Vista Community Health Centers, received the Executive of the Year award. In nominating Scott, Dayna Dorobiala wrote that Scott's major strength is "her ability to motivate others to perform at their best, whether solving problems, addressing community concerns, securing relationships or expanding and building health care centers. B.J. sets the bar in ethics, respect for others and trust in leadership."

The Member of the Year is Rhonda Lavoie, who chairs the local chapter's community service program and is credited with a "can-do attitude, a wonderful sense of humor and personal drive to achieve perfection."

The chapter also awarded a $750 scholarship to Crystal Moreno, a receptionist for Honeywell and part-time student at Pikes Peak Community College. The scholarship was funded by corporate sponsors of the annual luncheon.

There are 4.2 million administrative professionals in the nation, according to the International Association of Administrative Professionals. April 20-26 is recognized as Administrative Professionals Week, and April 23 as Administrative Professionals Day.

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