OFFICETEAM NAMES 2006 ADMINISTRATIVE EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNER

Nancy Brown of Manulife Financial to be Honored on Administrative Professionals Day

MENLO PARK, CA -- Nancy Brown, administration team leader and executive assistant for Manulife Financial’s Canadian Individual Insurance area, based in Kitchener, Ontario, has been selected as the winner of the 2006 OfficeTeam Administrative Excellence Award. The award is presented annually to an administrative professional who demonstrates continued commitment to leadership, education and operational efficiency, and who makes meaningful contributions to his or her employer. Co-sponsors of the award include the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP), Targeted Learning Corporation (TLC), Working Mother magazine and Microsoft Learning.

“The OfficeTeam Administrative Excellence Award recognizes the invaluable contributions administrative professionals make to their organizations each day,” said Diane Domeyer, executive director of OfficeTeam, a leading staffing service specializing in the placement of highly skilled administrative professionals. “OfficeTeam congratulates Nancy Brown for her outstanding accomplishments and commitment to the profession.”

Brown will be honored today, Administrative Professionals Day, during the 2006 Annual Briefing for Administrative Professionals, a live, interactive distance learning event for support staff, held in Salt Lake City. Brown’s manager at Manulife nominated her for the award at www.officeteamaward.com. More information about the nomination process and judging criteria can be found at the website.

Widely regarded as a role model within her organization, Brown not only supports one of Manulife’s vice presidents and three assistant vice presidents, but she also serves in a team-leadership role supervising two other administrative assistants. Among her many achievements, Brown created proposals for senior management recommending a new vendor and additional training resources that ultimately saved her department money. She also developed a network of administrative assistants in her business unit to share information and resources at peak workload times. In addition to the contributions she makes on the job, Brown serves as treasurer of the Grand River chapter of IAAP.

“The International Association of Administrative Professionals proudly celebrates the contributions of administrative professionals throughout the world,” said Kay E. Enlow CPS/CAP, international president of IAAP. “We congratulate all of the nominees in 2006 who continually strive to set the standard for administrative professionals everywhere.”

“Nancy Brown’s commitment to personal growth and education make her a role model for all administrative professionals,” added Shawn Hunter, president of Targeted Learning Corporation.

About OfficeTeam
OfficeTeam, a leading staffing service specializing in the placement of highly skilled administrative professionals, has more than 300 locations worldwide and offers online job search services at www.officeteam.com.

About the International Association of Administrative Professionals
The International Association of Administrative Professionals is the world’s largest association for administrative support staff, with nearly 600 chapters and approximately 40,000 members and affiliates worldwide. Visit www.iaap-hq.org for more information.

About Targeted Learning Corporation
Targeted Learning Corporation is a leading provider of employee development training at a distance, from staff to executive leadership. For more information, visit www.targetlearn.com.

About Working Mother
Working Mother, the only national magazine that helps career-committed moms balance their personal and professional lives, supports and empowers today’s working moms in their pursuit of success -- however they define it. For more information, visit www.workingmother.com.


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