The Changing Role of the Admin Assistant

The Association of Administrative Assistants celebrates 60 years

Formed in 1951, theAssociation of Administrative Assistants or Private Secretaries held its First Annual General Meeting in 1952. For 60 years, the Association has supported the growth and development of the professional Administrative Assistant. This success will be celebrated in May at the 60th Annual General Meeting in Toronto, hosted by members of the Toronto Charter Branch.

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Barbara Grogan
Barbara Grogan, BA, national director-president, association of administrative assistants, has worked for more than 29 years with the federal government providing administrative support to all levels of management. She currently works as a Financial Planning Officer Grogan. She claims that as a result of education, experience and a changing workplace culture, Administrative Assistants are performing a wide variety of emerging functions within the workplace today.
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