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 Sponsor

Juniper Networks

Juniper Networks challenges the status quo with innovative products, solutions and services critical to businesses by transforming the economics of networking in the connected world. We are pushing the limits of silicon, systems and software for unified environments and open architectures in our routing, switching and security solutions.

We are a leader in network automation, performance and creation. We create highly scalable, secure and cost-effective networks for unprecedented choice, agility, efficiency and value. We empower customers to unlock new business models and capitalize on new growth opportunities. We do so by challenging conventions to define what’s possible, not simply what’s next. Every product, solution and person who works at Juniper is driving business transformation that underpins the connected world. To learn more visit www.juniper.net/us/en/contact-us/.

National Partners of The Admin Awards

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.

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.


Swarovski delivers a diverse portfolio of corporate gifts featuring premium crystal products that have elevated the gift giving industry to an art form. The company takes pride in designing thoughtful, appropriate business gifts to suit every occasion, including customizable pieces that express sentiments with grace and sophistication. Founded in 1895 in Austria, the Swarovski Crystal Business is run by fifth generation of family members and remains the global leader for cut crystal, known for its cutting-edge creativity and innovation. To learn more, visit https://corporategifts.swarovski-professional.com/b2b/pro

Premiere Partners

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 | www.gatewayglobalsf.com
Phone | 650-808-7669
For 24/7 Reservations: 650-697-5548

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]
Website | 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 Manager
Email | [email protected]
Website | www.roberthalf.com/ca-san-francisco-bay-area
Phone | 877.882.3413

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 | www.ucsc-extension.edu
Phone | 408-861-3847

Maxim Integrated develops innovative analog and mixed-signal products and technologies to make systems smaller and smarter, with enhanced security and increased energy efficiency. We are empowering design innovation for our automotive, industrial, healthcare, mobile consumer, and cloud data center customers to deliver industry-leading solutions that help change the world. Learn more at www.maximintegrated.com.

Susana Meisenhelder, CEAP | Program Manager, Human Resources
Email | [email protected]
Website: www.maximintegrated.com
Phone | 503-277-4674

Few types of meeting destinations embody inspiration quite like mountain destinations. And Vail Resorts Meetings & Events is the mountain meetings expert, with iconic resorts in Colorado, Whistler, Park City, Lake Tahoe and Jackson Hole that take meetings and events to new elevations.

A one-stop-shop for meetings and events of 10 to 2,000, Vail Resorts offers planners seamless access to everything their incredible all-season destinations have to offer—from guest rooms and meeting spaces to lift tickets, group activities, ground transportation and more—with one simple call or email.

Haley Murray | Mountain Meetings Expert
Email | [email protected]
Website: www.vailresortsmeetings.com
Phone | 530-321-5632

Domenico Winery  is a family owned & operated boutique winery and event venue located in San Carlos, CA. We’ve been making award-winning wines since 2004. Our industrial-chic, urban winery is experiencing an amazing renovation! Beginning March 2018, we’ll have 3 separate areas to book for private tastings, meetings, team-building activities (like wine blending or bottling), and parties ranging from 10 – 800 guests. It’s no wonder clients like Facebook, Genentech, and Google consistently choose Domenico winery for their events!

Marina Patton | Director of Events
Email | [email protected]
Website | www.DomenicoWinery.com
Phone | 650-622-4676

“The most beautiful satisfaction in the world is when someone appreciates your work”.  At BrandVia, we believe people thrive when recognized and appreciated. It’s for that reason that we do what we do; connecting people with brands through the art of corporate gifting.

Eric Nelsen | Expert Swagologist
Email |  [email protected]
Website| www.brandvia.com
Phone | 925-899-1161

Intuit’s mission is to Power Prosperity Around the World. Its global products and platforms, including TurboTax, QuickBooks, Mint and Turbo, are designed to empower consumers, self-employed, and small businesses to improve their financial lives, finding them more money with the least amount of work, while giving them complete confidence in their actions and decisions. Intuit’s innovative ecosystem of financial management solutions serves partners and 46 million customers worldwide, unleashing the power of many for the prosperity of one. For the latest news and in-depth information about Intuit and its brands, visit www.Intuit.com  and follow on Facebook.

Admin Advocates

California Corporate Housing is an exciting evolution to corporate housing geared for the now generation. We offer authentic, meticulously designed, tech-enabled corporate housing units for executives and relocating professionals in Silicon Valley. We carefully curate our product to provide high-quality homes and commit to providing a five-star experience for every Guest.

Corporate Housing
Ray Madronio 
Website | www.calcorporatehousing.com
Email | [email protected]
Phone | 800-880-2720

With a footprint in more than 20 countries, 46,000 employees, and external revenue in excess of 9 billion dollars (2015), T-Systems is one of the world’s leading providers of information and communications technology (ICT). T-Systems offers a range of integrated solutions for business customers, including the secure operation of legacy systems and classic ICT services, the transformation to cloud-based services (including tailored infrastructure, platforms and software) as well as data analytics, the Internet of Things, machine-to-machine (M2M) communication and Industrial Internet.

Jason Bennett | VP of Marketing and Communications
Website | www.t-systems.com
Email | [email protected]
Phone | 805-284-5510

WeWork is a global workspace provider enabling companies of all sizes and industries to thrive by offering space, services, and community. Whether you’re looking to establish a 500-person headquarters or a one-person satellite office, WeWork can create a custom workplace experience that eliminates hassle, inspires employees, and fosters a culture that attracts top talent. Enjoy included front-desk service, utilities, refreshments, and more at any of our 200+ locations worldwide with 17 locations right here in the San Francisco Bay Area. Visit today.

Alon Schwartz | Events and Partnerships Manager – West
Website | www.wework.com
Email | [email protected]
Phone | 847-648-4000

Grand Prize Partners

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

Pete Gold | Senior Sales Executive
Email | [email protected]
Website | www.emirates.com/us/english
Phone | 415-786-9621

Community Partners

Joanne Linden | President and Master Trainer
Email |  [email protected]
Website| www.AdminUniverse.com
Phone | 866-402-2819 ext. 102

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

Jennifer Brown | Co-Founder
Email | [email protected]
Website | www.FIRST-HOLD.com
Phone | 415-595-0179

Event Partners

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

Scott Roeder | Founder & CEO
Email | [email protected]
Website | www.ohsnapboothco.com
Phone | 650-918-7627

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

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

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

We Olive
Michael Di Carlo | Corporate Account Manager
Email | [email protected]
Website | www.weolive.com
Phone | 858-412-0614

Eisen Tuazon | Video Partner
Email | [email protected]
Website | www.eisentuazon.com
Phone | 925-360-5820

Elaine Reyes | Sales Manager
Email | [email protected]
Website | www.hotelvalencia-santanarow.com
Phone | 408-423-5420

Cheers to Nominees Reception Partners

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

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

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