Clorie Benner of AstraZeneca Named National Award Winner

MENLO PARK, CA -- OfficeTeam, International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) and Targeted Learning Corporation (TLC) today announced that Clorie Benner, administrative coordinator for Wilmington, Del.-based AstraZeneca, has been selected as the winner of the 2005 OfficeTeam Administrative Excellence Award.  The award recognizes the outstanding performance of administrative professionals who demonstrate continued commitment to leadership, education and operational efficiency, and who provide credible contributions to their profession.

Considered a leader among her peers, Benner frequently manages projects within the Medical Affairs group at AstraZeneca.  She also attends non-mandatory training sessions within the organization and participates in computer courses to keep her skills current.  Benner is currently working toward her master’s degree in business administration.  To boost her company’s bottom line, she tracks spending, keeps projects within budget and works with vendors to improve turnaround time on invoice payments.          

“The OfficeTeam Administrative Excellence Award honors the valuable daily contributions of administrative professionals to their respective organizations,” said Diane Domeyer, executive director of OfficeTeam, a leading staffing service specializing in highly skilled administrative professionals.  “OfficeTeam is pleased to join IAAP and TLC in supporting this program and congratulating Clorie Benner for establishing a benchmark for excellence in the administrative field.”

“The International Association of Administrative Professionals is proud to recognize the accomplishments of administrative professionals throughout the country,” said Jo A. Peay, international president of IAAP.  “We congratulate all of the nominees in 2005 who continually strive for excellence in the administrative profession.”

Added Shawn Hunter, president of Targeted Learning Corporation, “Clorie Benner’s commitment to personal growth and education make her a role model for administrative professionals everywhere.”

Benner was nominated by her employer, AstraZeneca.  She will be honored today, Administrative Professionals Day, in Washington, D.C., during the 2005 Annual Briefing for Administrative Professionals, a live, interactive training event for administrative staff.

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The International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) is the world’s largest association for administrative support staff, with 600 chapters, 40,000 members and affiliates worldwide.  For more information, visit

Targeted Learning Corporation (TLC) is a leading provider of employee development training at a distance, from staff to executive leadership.  For more information, visit

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