We Keep Good Company

The Admin Awards is Made Possible by the Support of Our Program Sponsors

Without the support of companies that believe in our mission — the idea that a recognition program for Administrative Professionals is long overdue, this program would not be possible. Not only do the following companies truly understand the importance of  this program, but they commit their budget, time and resources making The Silicon Valley Admin Awards a success. Please consider saying ‘thank you’ to the following companies when a need for their services arise by giving them a shot at your business.  We carefully choose the brands and partners we align with so you can rest assured you’ll be well taken care of too.


Presenting Partner

Cisco Systems – the worldwide technology leader that has been making the Internet work since 1984 – is committed to changing the way the world lives, works, plays and learns. However, our edge doesn’t come from technology, but from our people! From entertainment, retail, healthcare, and education, to public and private sectors, smart cities, and everyday devices, we strive to securely connect the unconnected. We help society seize tomorrow’s digital opportunity today through innovations in Digital Network Architecture, Collaboration, Security and more. We truly believe that when we innovate everywhere, connect everything and benefit everyone, anything becomes possible. Discover more at cisco.com and follow us on [email protected]

National Partners of The Admin Awards

Official Airline Partner


Southwest Airlines

In its 45th year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines continues to differentiate itself from other air carriers with exemplary Customer Service delivered by more than 49,000 Employees to more than 100 million Customers annually. Southwest proudly operates a network of 97 destinations across the United States and seven additional countries with more than 3,900 departures a day during peak travel season. With 43 consecutive years of profitability, Southwest is one of the most honored airlines in the world with an emphasis on performance and productivity, the importance of its People and the communities they serve, and an overall commitment to efficiency and the planet. Book Southwest Airlines’ low fares online at Southwest.com or by phone at 800-I-FLY-SWA.

Official Office Products Partner

Staples Business Advantage 

Since 1993, Staples Business Advantage has been providing companies with customized supply programs that deliver a broad array of products and services, delivered fast and free to your office.  With dedicated account management and advanced punchout capabilities, Staples Business Advantage helps you consolidate and automate more of your indirect spend with a trusted and reliable partner.

Award Presenters

Morrison Corporate Travel – Morrison Corporate Travel is proud to be a Preferred Sponsor to The Silicon Valley Admin Awards.  Quick facts about us; we are a well-established, privately held Business Travel Management Company that has proudly served domestic and multi-national corporate travel clients for over 70 years.  We offer global travel support 24/7/365 days a year.  We excel at providing a “Better Travel Experience” because at Morrison Corporate Travel every business traveler we support is a V.I.P.  When it comes to corporate travel, SERVICE MATTERS!

Kimberley Rausa | Business Development Manager
Email | [email protected]ravel.com
Website | https://www.morrisontravel.com
Phone | 650-342-7221 ext. 18

OfficeTeam – OfficeTeam, a Robert Half company, is the nation’s leading staffing service specializing in the temporary placement of highly skilled office and administrative support professionals. With more 300 locations worldwide and a global database of highly skilled candidates, we have the resources, experience and expertise necessary to match highly skilled administrative professionals to our clients’ hiring requirements for full-time and temp office jobs. More information, including online job search services and the OfficeTeam Take Note® blog, can be found at officeteam.com.

Ireneo Mendoza | Regional Vice President
Email | [email protected]
Website | Officeteam.com
Phone | 650-574-8200

UCSC Silicon Valley Extension – UCSC Silicon Valley Extension provides professional training that reflects the academic rigor of the University of California and the hands-on, roll-up-your-shirtsleeves practicality of Silicon Valley culture. Developed with guidance from key industry leaders and academic experts, our certificate programs in more than 40 disciplines match the economic demand of your industry, from engineering to business, education to bioscience and environmental safety. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, UCSC Extension comes from a legacy of disruption and innovation and offers networking opportunities for professionals at all stages of their careers. Learn more at ucsc-extension.edu.

Therese Ammiro | Director, Business Communications
Email | [email protected]
Website | http://ucsc-extension.edu
Phone | 408-861-3847

Moss Adams – The largest CPA firm headquartered in the western United States, Moss Adams LLP provides industry-smart tax, assurance, consulting, and private client services to businesses and individuals nationwide. Our goal: to help you manage risk, gain traction, and seize opportunity. We serve clients in more than 30 industries—among them technology, venture capital funds, manufacturing, construction, and individual business owners—and have the experience to handle even your most uncharted business challenges. Whether it’s stock option planning, multistate nexus studies, IPO preparation, or human capital planning, learn how we can help you thrive at www.mossadams.com/technology.

Liana Felix | Partner
Email | [email protected]
Website | www.mossadams.com/technology
Phone | 408-558-7628



Polycom – Polycom helps organizations unleash the power of human collaboration. More than 400,000 companies and institutions worldwide defy distance with secure video, voice and content solutions from Polycom to increase productivity, speed time to market, provide better customer service, expand education and save lives. Polycom and its global partner ecosystem provide flexible collaboration solutions for any environment that deliver the best user experience, the broadest multi-vendor interoperability and unmatched investment protection.  www.Polycom.com

Gateway Global – Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, Gateway Global has been a leader in the chauffeured ground transportation industry, servicing cities Nationwide and Around-the-World since 1979. We provide our clients the highest level of worldwide transportation services, the finest trained chauffeurs, and the best maintained fleet the industry has to offer. Whether the request is for a simple point to point transfer, a shuttle or charter service, or special tours and event planning, Gateway Global is available to arrange and coordinate all aspects of our clients’ transportation needs.

Reed Thompson | VP of Sales & Marketing
Email | [email protected]
Website | http://www.gatewayglobalsf.com
Phone | 650-808-7669
For 24/7 Reservations: 650-697-5548

Anna Marie Events –  Founded in 2012, Anna Marie Events leverages Anna Rembold’s 20+ years of experience as an event planner, providing innovative design and event management solutions for corporate clients (from Fortune 500’s to startups). From corporate conferences, company meetings, VIP events, team building, off-site retreats, C-level summits, sales kickoff meetings to incentive trips, we offer a complete suite of (as well as a la carte) event planning services from professional design and layout development, venue sourcing and negotiation, event staffing, room blocks, event production to on-site event management.

Anna Marie Rembold | President
Email | [email protected]
Website | http://www.annamarieevents.com
Phone | 415-685-4440

Media Partner

Silicon Valley Business Journal – Leading the Business and Economic Conversation in Silicon Valley with Daily Local Business News, Resources & more. The Silicon Valley Business Journal provides the most comprehensive, exclusive coverage of local business news. The Business Journal websites offer news, analysis, and other resources that draw more than 600,000 unique online visitors each month.  We play a vital role in connecting business leaders in Silicon Valley through innovative business partnerships, hosting leadership celebrations, industry round-tables, panel discussions, conferences and more. We aim to represent the region’s voice of business information and insight, in print, online and in person every day.  http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose

Admin Advocates

HALL Wines – The Art of Cabernet – HALL crafts the best quality Cabernet from the Napa Valley. We believe excellent wines come from doing everything right at every stage of the process – from the vineyard all the way through to the bottle. For us, wine is an immersive experience, it captures the story of the land told through the voices of our winemakers. Everything we do is done with the intention of perfecting the art of Cabernet. www.Hallwines.com

Diem Doonan | Director of Membership
Email | [email protected]
Website | http://Hallwines.com
Phone | 707-967-2673

Ascend2Success – Linda McFarland brings her consummate professionalism, calm demeanor, and insightful sense of humor to her highly-acclaimed presentations and workshops. Having supported a dozen CEOs in Silicon Valley, Linda shares her decades of experience through stories that bring out the thoughtful lessons learned throughout her career. Her passion for sharing her knowledge and understanding with other administrative professionals led her to launch Ascend2Success, a consulting company, to develop educational and interactive training for administrative professionals, event planners, and other support professionals.

Linda McFarland | Founder
Email | [email protected]
Website | http://ascend2success.com
Phone | 408-206-4564

Chrome River – Chrome River was founded in 2007 to provide mid-size to global organizations with a powerful, easy-to-use, and elegant expense report and invoice automation software that can be accessed over the internet – anywhere, anytime. Our goal was to provide a solution that easily automates and enforces any organization’s business rules, so the software works to fit your organization’s needs – not the other way around. We also wanted to provide a solution that was straightforward to use, ensuring high user adoption. This approach has been validated by our consistent high growth and outstanding customer loyalty.

Elizabeth Meek | Partner Channel Manager
Email | [email protected]
Website | https://www.chromeriver.com
Phone | 888-781-0088 x477

RingCentral – RingCentral, Inc. is an award-winning global provider of cloud unified communications and collaboration solutions. More flexible and cost-effective than legacy on-premise systems, RingCentral solutions empower today’s mobile and distributed workforces to be connected anywhere and on any device through voice, video, team messaging, collaboration, SMS, conferencing, online meetings, contact center, and fax. RingCentral provides an open platform that integrates with today’s leading business apps while giving customers the flexibility to customize their own workflows. www.RingCentral.com

Community Partner

OfficeNinjas – In 2013, OfficeNinjas was founded to breathe fun energy into and provide resources for this overlooked profession. But the Ninja community wasn’t born from a stroke of genius, it was derived from a major problem. Admins lacked recognition for workplace contributions and access to quality info on office management and career development. So OfficeNinjas stepped in to connect them with tech resources, educational content, networking events, and trusted vendors to keep “Ninjas” ahead of the game.

Nancy Chen-Salgado | Co-Founder
Email | [email protected]
Website | https://officeninjas.com
Phone |415-483-2408

Event Partners

Promotional Branding
Dennis Klum | VP of Programs
Email |  [email protected]
Website| www.brandvia.com
Phone | 408-955-1747

Full-Service Printing
Joan Escover | President
Email |  [email protected]
Website| jp-graphics.com
Phone | 408-235-8821

Scott Roeder | Founder & CEO
Email | [email protected]
Website | ohsnapbooth.co
Phone | 650-918-7627

Tony Santos | Chef/Owner
Email | [email protected]
Website| tonycaterstoyou.com
Phone | 408-263-4366 x 1

Shawna Futagaki | Owner
Email | [email protected]
Website| flowerdivas.com
Phone | 408-891-2488

Kren Rasmussen | Owner
Email | [email protected]
Website| bloomsters.com
Phone | 408-268-5518

Tina Fichera | Sales & Events Manager
Email | [email protected]
Website| karascupcakes.com
Phone |  415-563-2220 ext 605

Lighting Partner
Jazmin Guinto | Account Manager
Email | [email protected]
Website | enhancedlighting.com
Phone | 650-737-0909

Cheers to Nominees Reception Partners

Event Venue
Darla Arndt | Event Sales Manager, Corporate Events
Email | [email protected]
Website | http://clubautosport.net
Phone | 408-770-1202

Event Catering
Nicole Stone | Food and Beverage Director, Club Auto Sport
Email | [email protected]
Website | http://www.cateredtoo.com
Phone | 650-240-2300 x 121

Event Entertainment
Anne Reeb | Earth Circus Productions
Email | [email protected]
Website | http://www.earthcircus.com
Phone | 650-888-2523

Ivy Vuong | Owner
Email | [email protected]
Website | flowersbyivy.com
Phone | 408-605-6366