The Admin Awards Announces a new partnership agreement with Southwest Airlines, as the Official Airline Partner of The Admin Awards
DALLAS, TEXAS – The Admin Awards is excited to announce a new strategic partnership that designates Southwest Airlines as the Official Airline Partner of The Admin Awards.
While this sponsorship marks the first national partnership between the two organizations, their ties run deep. Since the program’s inception in 2012, President Emeritus of Southwest Airlines, Colleen Barrett, has been a passionate supporter of The Admin Awards in presenting the program’s most prestigious award that also bears her name, The Colleen Barrett Award for Administrative Excellence. During her four-decade career, Colleen rose from secretary to president of the award-winning, legendary airline and is a fierce advocate of both the administrative profession and women’s leadership initiatives.
Admin Awards Founder, Sunny Nunan said:
We could not be more thrilled to announce our first national partnership with such an iconic company that we admire so greatly. Southwest Airlines is not only the country’s largest domestic carrier but its relentless commitment to delivering an exceptional experience both internally and externally is something we are incredibly proud to be associated with. Recognized by Fortune magazine as one of the world’s most admired companies, Southwest Airlines has the brand, culture and reputation that aligns perfectly with our strategy of partnering with world-class companies as we bring recognition to administrative professionals across the country and roll The Admin Awards out nationally.
Anne Murray, Senior Director of Marketing Communications for Southwest Airlines, added:
The Admin Awards is such a unique part of Southwest Airlines’ history. We’re pleased to support an organization that recognizes the invaluable contributions of administrative professionals. Like Southwest Airlines, these men and women strive to connect their clients to what’s important in their lives with a warm smile and a commitment to great service.
ABOUT THE ADMIN AWARDS
The Admin Awards is the first and only program of its kind in the U.S. to publicly recognize the invaluable contributions of administrative professionals. Founded in 2012, The Admin Awards is a unique competition and celebration that recognizes administrative excellence in nine award categories. Among those categories is the program’s most prestigious award, The Colleen Barrett Award for Administrative Excellence, which elevates the professional who embodies the “spirit” and proficiency of nationally renowned (former) admin, Colleen Barrett, President Emeritus of Southwest Airlines. During her four-decade career at Southwest, Colleen climbed from secretary (to Herb Kelleher, the airlines founder) to President and COO of the legendary, award-winning airline. The Admin Awards currently has programs in the following markets: Dallas, Fort Worth, Silicon Valley and Denver. Please visit AdminAwards.com for more information.
ABOUT SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO.
In its 45th year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) 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.
Based on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s most recent data, Southwest Airlines is the nation’s largest carrier in terms of originating domestic passengers boarded. The Company operates the largest fleet of Boeing aircraft in the world, the majority of which are equipped with satellite-based WiFi providing gate-to-gate connectivity. That connectivity enables Customers to use their personal devices to view video on-demand movies and television shows, as well as nearly 20 channels of free, live TV compliments of our valued Partners. Southwest created Transfarency????, a philosophy which treats Customers honestly and fairly, and in which low fares actually stay low. Southwest is the only major U.S. airline to offer bags fly free® to everyone (first and second checked pieces of luggage, size and weight limits apply, some airlines may allow free checked bags on select routes or for qualified circumstances), and there are no change fees, though fare differences might apply. In 2014, the airline proudly unveiled a bold new look: Heart. The new aircraft livery, airport experience, and logo, showcase the dedication of Southwest Employees to connect Customers with what’s important in their lives.
From its first flights on June 18, 1971, Southwest Airlines launched an era of unprecedented affordability in air travel described by the U.S. Department of Transportation as “The Southwest Effect,” a lowering of fares and increase in passenger traffic whenever the carrier enters new markets. With 43 consecutive years of profitability, Southwest is one of the most honored airlines in the world, known for a triple bottom line approach that contributes to the carrier’s performance and productivity, the importance of its People and the communities they serve, and an overall commitment to efficiency and the planet. The 2014 Southwest Airlines One Report™ can be found at SouthwestOneReport.com.
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