Sarah Herring, CMP

at Meeting Expectations, Inc.

Greater New York City Area

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Sarah Herring, CMP's Overview

  • President at Rx Events, Inc.
  • President at Meeting Expectations, Inc. (MEI)
  • Director, Symposia and Meeting at Health Science Communications
  • Professional Services Adminstration Manager at Schering Oncology Biotech
  • Educational Services Coordinator at Lederle

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Sarah Herring, CMP's Experience


Rx Events, Inc.

February 2005Present (9 years 8 months)


Meeting Expectations, Inc. (MEI)

December 1997Present (16 years 10 months)

Meeting Expectations, Inc. (MEI) is a full service pharmaceutical meeting planning company providing logistical support, including arranging advisory board meetings, investigator meetings, sales meetings and convention activities (such as room blocks, registration, pre-con meetings, symposia logistics, etc). MEI coordinates programs in the US and Europe.

MEI's clients include start-ups, mid-size and major pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. We also provide meeting support to medical education companies, medical societies and healthcare-related non-profit groups.

MEI arranges programs from ten to 1,000 attendees. We can handle a program from start to finish or manage specific tasks to best meet our individual client’s needs.

MEI employs both full and part time trained meeting professionals with relevant experience in the pharmaceutical, medical education, public relations and hotel industries. In addition, MEI has an established network of suppliers and local staff throughout the US and Europe.

MEI utilizes sophisticated IT solutions using state of the art technology in order to protect the privacy and confidentiality of clients and their customers.

MEI is well informed regarding PhRMA guidelines and compliance issues. In addition, MEI is a preferred meeting planning company for several pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, and is familiar with procurement processes.

MEI offers professional services at a competitive price and is happy to bid on projects.

Director, Symposia and Meeting

Health Science Communications

Public Company; 51-200 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry

July 1996November 1997 (1 year 5 months)

Managed a staff of 10 meeting planners with responsibility for speaker bureaus, speaker training meetings, advisory boards, investigator meetings,convention activities and symposia.

Established policies and Standard Operating Procedures for the department.

Served as critical team member for agency pitches.

Professional Services Adminstration Manager

Schering Oncology Biotech

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; MRK; Pharmaceuticals industry

July 1991July 1996 (5 years 1 month)

Responsible for speaker training meetings (4 annually); speaker bureau management (6 bureaus - 900 programs annually); national sales meetings; product launches; management meetings; advisory boards; investigator meetings; convention coordination (25 meetings per year), and symposia.

Managed a $7 million budget.

Served as task force chair for national sales meeting.

Task force member for Global Product launch with 1600 attendees from 40 countries.

Educational Services Coordinator


March 1990June 1991 (1 year 4 months)

Trained field-based representatives with both in-house programs and on territory.

Planned sales meetings and manager meetings.

Sold OTC products, such as Centrum,Stresstabs, Caltrate and FiberCon.

Sarah Herring, CMP's Skills & Expertise

  1. Pharmaceutics
  2. Logistics
  3. Public Speaking
  4. Start-ups
  5. Medicine
  6. Meeting Planning
  7. Pharmaceutical Industry
  8. Oncology
  9. Strategic Planning
  10. Budgets
  11. Leadership
  12. Contract Negotiation
  13. Strategic Communications
  14. Corporate Communications
  15. Product Launch
  16. Cross-functional Team Leadership
  17. Account Management
  18. Coaching
  19. Public Relations
  20. Vendor Management

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