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About Meeting Expectations:
At Meeting Expectations, our mission is to passionately work to delight our customers, inspire our team members and deliver innovative solutions to the event planning and association markets. Founded in 1992 as a full-service global meeting and association management firm, we have created extraordinary experiences for event attendees and exceptional value for association and users group community members. Headquartered in Atlanta with offices in Washington D.C., Chicago and Denver, the company is repeatedly recognized as one of Corporate Meeting & Incentives Magazine’s “Top 25 North American Meeting and Incentive Companies,” and as one of the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “Best Places to Work.”
Our more than 100 employees, with decades of meeting and association expertise, passionately lead our clients to new and creative ways of doing business. It is their diverse backgrounds and robust talent that deliver innovations to evolve your live events and association communities.
Our philosophy is to put clients first, exceed expectations and build long-term relationships.
Meeting Expectations Management Team
Rob Johnson, Executive Director
Rob Johnson has been working closely with the Mile High SHRM Board of Directors since 2012 when Meeting Expectations was hired to manage the association. He works with Mile High SHRM, Colorado SHRM, the Women’s Forum of Colorado and the International Practice Management Association. He oversees day-to-day operations of the Denver division of Meeting Expectations and serves as Executive Director of Mile High SHRM and Colorado SHRM. Rob is tenacious, giving, and his work ethic puts everyone else to shame. In his free time, Rob enjoys spending time with his wife Kari and their three sons, cheering on the Denver Broncos, and planning motor sports events.
Pamela Lehman, Association Senior Manager
Pam joined the Mile High SHRM management team in April 2017. She brings valuable knowledge to her role as Senior Manager from her previous experience working for the Superior Chamber of Commerce. Pam manages Mile High SHRM’s budget and financial planning, oversees the sale of sponsorships, supervises event planning and program development. She’s assertive, energetic, and keeps the team motivated with her positive attitude. Pam loves spending time with her husband and three children and finding new restaurants to try in Denver.
Julia Zarski, Association Manager
Julia Zarski began working for Mile High SHRM in May 2016 as the Association Senior Coordinator. She now strategically manages Mile High SHRM along with Pamela Lehman. Julia’s responsibilities and strengths include; membership development, event planning, marketing, social media, and database administration. She does it all with a keen eye for detail and a client-first attitude. Originally from Chicago, Julia has embraced the Colorado lifestyle and enjoys trail running, hiking, skiing, and drinking locally brewed kombucha in her spare time.