US Army Corps of Engineers
Albuquerque District

District Honors 2017 Administrative Professional of the Year

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Published May 10, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Deputy District Engineer John D’Antonio recognizes administrative support assistant Michelle Gilo as the District’s 2017 Administrative Professional of the Year, May 4, 2017.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Deputy District Engineer John D’Antonio recognizes administrative support assistant Michelle Gilo as the District’s 2017 Administrative Professional of the Year, May 4, 2017.

 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The District recognized Michelle Gilo as the 2017 Administrative Professional of the Year during a brief ceremony, May 4, 2017.

“I am humbled to be this year's 2017 Administrative Professional for Albuquerque District. It is my honor to serve alongside with everyone in USACE,” Gilo said.

Gilo not only works in the Operations Support Branch; she is also filling in as the project assistant for the Cochiti Lake project office which has not had this position filled since October 2015. Additionally she supports the Reservoir Control Branch and Planning, Projects and Program Management Division (PPMD).

“Effectively, Michelle is currently operating at a substantially increased workload, and she does it with grace, humor, and a smile,” said Jeannette Alderete, District workforce management advisor.

Gilo has been with the District a little over three years. She spent about a year and a half at the Cochiti Lake project office before moving to a position in the Operations Support Branch.

In the nomination forms, Gilo’s colleagues praised her positive attitude, work ethic, efficiency, knowledge, and her willingness to go the extra mile to support the team. “Michelle is a highly valuable asset to this organization through her skill, attention to detail, hard work, and can-do attitude,” Alderete said.

"I put heart into what I do for Operations, because I love my job. I love what I do for them, and they are great people to work with. It is my joy and happiness that I can have an impact in the mission for our Operations team,” Gilo said.

The Administrative Professionals nominated this year include Carolyn Abreu, Regulatory Division; Sara Garcia, Engineering and Construction, Construction Branch, Kirtland Resident Office; Robin Henry, Operations Division, Trinidad Lake Project Office; Grace Procter, Engineering and Construction Division; and Rowena Sanchez, Operations Division, Santa Rosa Lake Project Office.

The National Secretaries Association was formed to recognize the contributions of secretaries and other administrative personnel to the economy, to support their personal development and to help attract people to administrative careers in the field.