Recipient Named: Amy Gurren of Dorfman-Robbie, CPAs, P.C. to Be Honored During Administrative Professionals Week

MENLO PARK, CA -- Amy Gurren, administrative manager at Dorfman-Robbie, CPAs in Albany, N.Y., has been selected as the winner of the 2008 OfficeTeam Administrative Excellence Award. The award is presented annually to an administrative professional who demonstrates a commitment to leadership, education and operational efficiency. Co-sponsors of the award include the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) and SkillSoft PLC (Nasdaq: SKIL). Other supporters include, Dress for Success, MeasureUp, the Microsoft Business Certification Program, and Working Mother magazine.

“The OfficeTeam Administrative Excellence Award acknowledges the invaluable contributions administrative professionals bring to their companies every day,” said Dave Willmer, executive director of OfficeTeam, a leading staffing service specializing in the placement of highly skilled administrative professionals. “OfficeTeam honors Amy Gurren for her outstanding accomplishments, commitment to the profession and ability to serve as a mentor to her peers.”

Gurren will be honored April 22 during the live broadcast of the SkillSoft Annual Briefing for Administrative Professionals, an interactive training event for administrative staff. Gurren’s career coach, Mazie McMahon, marketing director at Dorfman-Robbie, CPAs, nominated her for the award. More information about the nomination process, judging criteria and prize package can be found at

In addition to appearing on the live broadcast of the Annual Briefing in Oakland, Calif., Gurren will attend the IAAP International Convention and Education Forum in New Orleans, July 27-30.

Widely regarded as a role model within her organization, Gurren supervises several administrative assistants and supports the managing director of the firm. She holds a leadership position as part of the company’s coaching staff, and establishes and fosters rapport between work groups.

Gurren proactively identified ways to improve business processes at her company, and her ideas saved her employer time and money. She developed more concise tax documentation forms for clients of the accounting firm, which helped to reduce redundancy and errors, and greatly increased productivity. Gurren also enhanced her company’s business relationships by creating and attaching a reference sheet with staff members’ photos and biographies, to each client’s tax return. This made it easier for clients to contact the right person with questions.

In addition to the contributions she makes on the job, Gurren serves as vice president of the Capital District Chapter of IAAP and has been a member of its board since 2006. Gurren holds the Certified Professional Secretary (CPS) and Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) designations.

“The International Association of Administrative Professionals is proud to celebrate the achievements of administrative professionals throughout the world,” said Judy McCoy CPS/CAP, IAAP’s 2007-08 international president.

“Amy Gurren’s commitment to professional growth and education is an example for other administrative professionals to follow,” said Taavo Godtfredsen, executive producer of SkillSoft.

About the Award Sponsors

OfficeTeam provides businesses with the temporary administrative professionals they need to maximize productivity, achieve cost efficiency and support full-time staff. The company has more than 300 locations worldwide and offers online job search services at

The International Association of Administrative Professionals is the world’s largest association for administrative support staff, with more than 550 chapters and approximately 40,000 members and affiliates worldwide. Visit for more information.

SkillSoft enables business organizations to maximize business performance though a combination of comprehensive e-learning content, online information resources, flexible learning technologies and support services. For more information, visit

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