Admin Pro Luncheon



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A professional assistant, office manager, secretary, receptionist, file clerk, project manager. They wear a lot of hats and have more responsibilities than you care to admit, but regardless of their title their primary job is to help get things done!


The McLean County Chamber of Commerce invites bosses, supervisors, assistants and administrative professionals to join us for the Administrative Professionals Luncheon on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 from 11:30am to 1:00pm at the DoubleTree by Hilton. This annual luncheon is a special event to recognize and celebrate the work of office professionals throughout McLean County for their diverse contributions to the workplace. 


In addition, the 2018 Top Administrative Professional Award winner will be announced.  This award is presented to an individual who demonstrates excellence, creativity and initiative to their employer and organization.  They provide valuable service by contributing time and energy to improve the quality of life for others at their office/business and community, and they’re actively involved in continuing education, civic or church clubs. 


Congratulations to this year's nominees!


Hannah Emerson

McLean County Health Department

Kristie Hickman

State Farm

Rhonda Komnick

OSF Healthcare St. Joseph
Medical Center


Karren Osborne

Livingston Barger Law Offices

Cheryl Reeser

Snyder Insurance

Kathy Scott

Illinois State University's
Department of Agriculture


                                                                   Winners will be announced the day of the event



Keynote Presentation

"Recalculating" by Kim Kaufman

Finding new direction in times of change.


Life is a mystery. At times, it’s unclear where to turn. Changes in our work or personal life can be unsettling, cause confusion or take a toll on self-worth. But, we have a choice. During times of trial, come great opportunities for growth. Kim Kaufman explains how to navigate uncertainty and identify opportunities for personal advancement. For it’s always better to take the adventure…than stay on the sidelines. Kim will demonstrate how to find joy in the journey.



Kim Kaufman: Bio

Kim Kaufman is an award winning public speaker, writer, and storyteller. Ranked one of the 10 best public speakers in the world by Toastmasters International, Kim has delivered motivational, thought-provoking speeches to audiences throughout the United States and Canada- including New York City, Washington D.C., Chicago, Illinois, Memphis Tennessee, and Vancouver, British Columbia. 


A former television news anchor and reporter, Kim’s storytelling has been featured on CNN as well as CBS and FOX affiliates. Trained in media and corporate communications, she’s received recognition for her work from the Illinois Broadcaster’s Association, the YWCA, Association for Women in Communications, and the Public Relations Association. Her work has appeared in every area of broadcast media, including television, radio, magazines, newspapers, websites, and on the global TEDx Platform.


Kim possesses diverse talents. Her strong background in the dramatic arts led to an early career as a Walt Disney World cast member in Orlando, Florida where she made magic as an entertainer, while also serving as a tour-guide, and show host. Through her speaking platform Kim Presents, she is known for inspiring audiences to achieve their potential through the power of creativity, imagination, and forward thinking. Kim is a Robert G. Bone Scholar and a Summa Cum Laude graduate from Illinois State University.


For more information about attending or becoming a sponsor of the Administrative Professionals Luncheon, please contact Traci Andracke at 309-829-1183.

Thanks to our Sponsors!


Previous Recipients of the Top Administrative Professionals Award:


Beth Madigan

Illinois Wesleyan University



Matthew Lorenzen

The Pantagraph



Amanda Jones

Heartland Community College



Wendy Secord

Community Cancer Center 



Andrea McBurney

State Farm Insurance



Dorothy Carson-Ahlenius




Anita Nafziger

COUNTRY Financial - McLean County Agency



Vivian Downing

Advocate BroMenn Medical Center



Tricia Stiller

Downtown Bloomington Association