Sandra Finney

Sandra FinneyTitle: Senior Administrative Assistant

Company: The University of Oklahoma Health Science Center | Section of General Internal Medicine

Location: Oklahoma City, OK

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, January 19, 2011, Sandra J. Finney, Senior Administrative Assistant for The University of Oklahoma Health Science Center’s Section of General Internal Medicine, has been recognized by Elite American Executives for demonstrating perseverance, guidance, and excellence in all aspects of administrative support.

For the last 45 years, Ms. Finney has built her career by centering on her expertise in office administration and establishing her professional reliability. As a senior administrative assistant, she bears the responsibility of managing the academic and clinical schedules of 10 doctors in the facility. Likewise, she arranges their travel plans for when conferences take them out-of-state, and schedules and transcribes their in-house meetings. Considered a “go-to person,” Ms. Finney maintains her reputation by keeping on top of all of the operations of the office, including employee relations, pertinent records and files, and inventory of supplies.

Accrediting her success to her professional flexibility and willingness to help others, Ms. Finney displays an open mind and persevering attitude whilst performing challenging assignments. A quick thinker and admirable problem solver, Ms. Finney’s position affords her many opportunities to interact with a diverse group of people. Undoubtedly, her radiating enthusiasm for health care separates her from her colleagues, and is derived from the influence of the late Maude Jane Brockway. Ms. Brockway was an activist in women’s organizations best known for founding the Brockway Center. Her pioneering efforts have served as a source of inspiration for Ms. Finney throughout her career; likewise, she is currently writing a biography of Ms. Brockway’s life.

Recognized as the president of the Oklahoma Baptist State Convention Ushers, Ms. Finney is affiliated with the National Association of Parliamentarians, Eta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., and the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs, Inc. An award-winning administrator, she received an employee of the month award in 2009, honors from Toastmasters International in 2004, and an award for communication and achievement.

Ms. Finney’s relationship with Jesus Christ defines the compassion of her character to always treat others with the respect and dignity that she expects to receive. Guided by nearly five decades of experience, she is viewed as a mentor by many emerging professionals at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center. She advises them, “Don’t burn bridges on your way to the top; you never know whose help you may need in the future.”

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