Start Date :

8/23/2018 - 06.30 PM

   End Date :

8/23/2018 - 08.00 PM

   Location :

UCSC Silicon Valley Extension, 3175 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara

   Instructors :

Sherry Parsons & Bonnie Savage

   Cost :


Learn about Today's Executive Assistant

Attend our info session on the Bay Area’s only training program for administrative and executive assistants. Meet our instructors, students and learn how you can enter this profession or rise tor the next level. This program can help get you into one of the most sought-after jobs in the market today. Acquire essential skills while learning methods that give you choices in this diverse field. The courses in this program include guest lectures from CEO and senior executive assistants to enhance learning with immediate, practical day-to-day applications.

Presenters: Bonnie Savage & Sherry Parsons

BONNIE SAVAGE, program co-chair, is a founding board member of the Extension Administrative and Executive Assistant certificate program with more than 25 years' experience as a senior executive assistant in the high tech industry. She supports the president of the Life Sciences Segment at BD a global medical technology company. As leader of administrative teams, she has the talent and ability to organize and set up C-suite offices for CEOs and executives and provides resources and insight to improve overall company efficiency and teamwork. Previously, she supported the CEO of Avaya. She has held similar positions at at Agilent Technologies, Avaya, JDSU Corp., Aspect Communications, and Skystream Corp., and early-stage e-commerce and internet companies. Bonnie is a member of the Silicon Valley Catalyst Association, a group of executive assistants to Silicon Valley CEOs, and has been program chair for UCSC Extension since 2007.


SHERRY PARSONS, B.S.B.M., program co-chair, is a founding board member of the Extension Administrative and Executive Assistant certificate program. She has more than 30 years' experience in the administrative field, including working as an executive assistant to several top executives—CEO, CCO, GM, and SVP—in Silicon Valley. Positions include executive assistant at Cisco, Avaya, Earthbound Farm, Network General, and Aspect Communications. A speaker at industry events, Sherry has served as an advisory board member for the Hilton Santa Clara and the Silicon Valley Admin Awards. In 2018, Sherry received the Colleen Barrett Award for Administrative Excellence at Silicon Valley Admin Awards. She has taught at Extension since 2006.

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