The history of today, which is celebrated as “Administrative Professionals Day” goes back some 70 years to 1952 and is definitely history that deserves to be remembered. According to the website “Holidayinsights.com:”
National Professional Secretaries Week and National Secretary’s Day was created in 1952 through the work of Harry F. Klemfuss of Young and Rubicam. Klemfuss recognized the importance and value of the secretarial position, to a company or business and to management. His goal in creating this day, was to encourage more women to become secretaries. (Nowadays, that would be both women and men). Using his skill and experience in public relations, Klemfuss, promoted the values and importance of the job that secretaries do. In doing so, he also created the holiday in recognition of the importance of secretaries.
The name of this special day has changed and evolved over the past few decades. Yet, the importance of recognizing these vital individuals has continued to grow. The two new terms in use today are: “Administrative Professionals” and “Executive Administrators (or Admins)”. The two names sometimes mean different roles and responsibilities in different companies and organizations. Both are broader terms, that encompass more positions than the original “Secretary” role.
We at MSEMS would most definitely be lost were it not for ours, and would like to take this opportunity to salute her and thank her for all she does. Sarah Stomieroski goes above and beyond, daily, in keeping the Corps running in all the myriad ways that are needed behind the scenes. While she may not be as visible as the EMT’s and Paramedics who charge out daily to take care of the sick and injured, she truly is an indispensable part of the team as she works to keep our Corps running smoothly by handling work both administrative and in handling the myriad codes needed for the billing necessary to keep the Corps up and going. We would be lost without her, and make NO mistake on that score.
From all of us, to you, a hearty and deserved “Well done, Sarah – well done, indeed!”