For Immediate Release
Contact: Wayne McKinney
Oak Ridge, Tenn., June 5, 2012 – Linda Spitzer, an administrative professional for URS |
CH2M Oak Ridge LLC (UCOR), has been installed as president of the Tennessee division of the
International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP).
Spitzer was elected to the division’s board as secretary in 2009, and then was elected president
by the members of the 17 chapters that comprise the Tennessee division. She was installed as
president at the division’s annual meeting, held June 1-3 at the Marriott Convention Center in
Chattanooga. UCOR sponsored the president’s reception on June 2 after the installation
“I feel honored to have been elected president of an organization that has enriched so many
administrative professionals across the state,” Spitzer said. “Being a member of IAAP has given
me opportunities I would never have had otherwise, and it has helped me do my job better.”
Spitzer has worked on the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Reservation for 31 years,
transitioning to UCOR last August when the company became the Reservation’s cleanup
contractor. She is executive assistant to three senior UCOR executives. Spitzer has been an
active member of IAAP since 1992 and has received the organization’s Certified Administrative
Professional rating. In 2001, she was chosen as the Oak Ridge Chapter’s secretary of the year
and Tennessee division secretary of the year. She lives in Clinton with her husband, Billy.
Spitzer will serve for one year. Each president develops a theme, and Spitzer’s theme is “Be the
one to make the difference.”
“Everyone has something that they’re good at, and this theme is directed at encouraging people
to use their skills to bring out the best in others,” Spitzer said. “Some people just need a little
encouragement to accomplish great things.”
IAAP, founded in 1942, is a not-for-profit professional association for office professionals with
approximately 22,000 members and affiliates and more than 500 chapters worldwide. Its mission
is to enhance the success of career-minded administrative professionals by providing
opportunities for growth through education, community building, and leadership development.
UCOR is the Department of Energy’s Environmental Management contractor at the Oak Ridge
Reservation. The URS-led team is responsible for deactivation and demolition of the K-25
facility at ETTP, as well as other specific scopes of work at ETTP, the Y-12 National Security
Complex, and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.