Top KoalaT koala logo

Owner's Biography


Sherri Beck, CAP-OM has over 20 years of administrative experience in a wide variety of corporate and non-profit environments, ranging from manufacturing to computer software companies.

Ms. Beck’s software experience includes the Microsoft Office suite. She obtained the Microsoft Office Specialist certification in Word and Access in 2004.

She earned the Certified Administrative Professional ® (CAP®) in 1992 and the Organizational Management® (OM®) specialty in 2004.  She recertifies these designations every five years through continuing education.

Ms. Beck has been a member of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) since 1994. She has served in many capacities at the local chapter level - on the Board of Directors, as President, President-Elect, and Treasurer, and as Membership, Seminar, Bylaws, Newsletter, and Seminar Chair. She is currently serving as Webmaster for the Chapter.


Professional Skills

Meeting and Event Management

  • Arranged onsite and offsite meetings, conferences, and seminars (from 2 to 1,000+ attendees)
  • Created registration flyers for classes
  • Managed speaker needs: audio/visual, handouts, room reservations
  • Coordinated exhibitor needs: booth logistics
  • Arranged for services and collateral materials for trade shows
  • Provided onsite registration for conferences, seminars, annual user group meetings
  • Planned March of Dimes WalkAmerica activities for corporate offices
  • Organized annual seminar for North Dallas IAAP chapter
  • Participated in board meetings, including minute taking and providing input


  • Arranged domestic travel for convention speakers, Boards of Directors, supervisors, and others
  • Processed and tracked check requisitions, invoices, and expense reports
  • Merge-mailed (personalized) letters (from 2 to 11,000 recipients)
  • Managed paper and electronic information storage and retrieval
  • Composed policy and procedure manual for non-profit association
  • Wrote administrative desk manual
  • Proofread/edited newsletters, brochures, and other printed materials
  • Scanned over 10,000 articles and input into database for tracking purposes
  • Distributed/filed articles of interest to management from over 200 publications
  • Coordinated printing of newsletters, brochures, and stationary
  • Ordered fulfillment of logo items and printed materials
  • Prepared and distributed board packets
  • Coordinated printing and mailing of direct mails
  • Purchased office supplies

Computer Technology

  • Prepared corporate presentations, including charts and graphs
  • Updated, printed, and distributed IAAP Chapter roster
  • Coordinated, edited, printed, and mailed IAAP Chapter monthly newsletter
  • Designed database for tracking new owner and vacancy inquiries
  • Prepared and distributed board minutes and action item lists
  • Conducted Internet research for various projects
  • Created FrontPage Web sites
  • Designed and implemented database for tracking sales leads

Customer Service

  • Communication with members/customers and prospective members/customers
  • Liaison with volunteer boards and committee chairs
  • Prepared postal and e-mail correspondence to address common customer questions, issues, and complaints
  • Provided voluntary computer technical assistance for office co-workers

Work History

During her career, Sherri Beck has worked in a variety of industries, including:

  • Telecommunications
  • Non profit
  • Association management
  • Financial services
  • Manufacturing
  • Computer software
  • Freight
  • Television and radio
  • Management consulting
  • Advertising agency
  • Federal government