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Celebrating our Administrative Professionals

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Admins-day-450x600.jpg Sandra and staff celebrating Intel’s 50th anniversary (Pictured from left: S.Padilla, S.Rivera, C.Chan, and Admin L.Spalitta)

Wednesday, April 22 is Administrative Professionals Day, and I’d like to thank all of the Administrative professionals across Intel for being the glue that keeps our teams together.From handling the day-to-day needs of countless leaders and team members, to enabling the productivity of the organization, to having institutional knowledge of the various processes and procedures necessary for a successful team—Administrative professionals deserve this time of recognition for their invaluable contributions.

While we’re currently in a constrained and very unusual environment, I want to encourage you to recognize our Admin partners and to get creative in how you say ‘Thank You’ this year. While we may not be able to see each other in person and celebrate, we can still find new ways that are thoughtful and meaningful to express our appreciation.

Our Admins work behind the scenes to make our work lives run more efficiently and are often the calm in the storm. Thank you for who you are, for role modeling our culture, and for what you do to help shape, organize, and keep our teams and our business moving forward.
About the Author
Sandra L. Rivera is executive vice president and general manager of the Datacenter and AI Group at Intel Corporation. She leads Intel’s development of leadership data center products for a cloud-based world, including Intel® Xeon® and field programmable gate array (FPGA) products. She also drives the company’s overall artificial intelligence (AI) strategy and product roadmap. Before assuming her current role, Rivera was Intel’s chief people officer, leading the company’s Human Resources organization worldwide. In that role, she was responsible for greater business results through a culture that embraces diversity and inclusion. She also previously led the Network Platforms Group of over 3,000 employees that drove the transformation of network infrastructure to Intel-based solutions and enabled breakthrough ways to integrate Intel’s silicon and software portfolio to create greater customer value. Rivera joined Intel in 2000 as a marketing director after the acquisition of Dialogic Corp. Before joining Intel, Rivera co-founded and served as president of The CTI Authority and served as president of the computer telephony division at Catalyst Telecom. Rivera holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Pennsylvania State University. She sits on the Equinix board of directors; she is a member of Berkeley’s engineering advisory board and a member of the Intel Foundation Board; and she is part of Intel’s Latinx Leadership Council.