About McQ1 Meetings

After working in the healthcare communications agency world for over a decade you learn how to sharpen many skills – However there comes a time when starting your own company and delivering each meeting with passion becomes such a priority that nothing else matters. McQ1 Meetings is a product of that drive, enthusiasm and desire to work with each client on a personal level to learn what they want and exceed their expectations.

Planning and executing a meeting is my passion – knowing that the attendee has an experience that they will not forget is something that draws me over and over to this profession and makes me want to make a real difference for my clients because MEETINGS MATTER.

As a seasoned meeting planner and program manager, I am looking forward to working with your organization. McQ1 Meetings provides the knowledge, skills and experience to take your event to the next level.

Contact us today for more information.


McQuone Consulting

Michael McQuone, President of McQuone Consulting, based in Tallahassee, FL, is a registered lobbyist and advocate for patient issues. McQuone Consulting is focused on association management and development, strategic planning, and governmental relations.

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KME Consulting

Kathleen McQuone Elliott, Principal of KME Consulting, based in Dublin, Ireland features digital marketing, medical communications, business consulting, process improvement, and project management.

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Erin Dunbar, MD

Erin McQuone Dunbar, MD, is a neuro-oncologist focused on clinical research, education, policy development and patient advocacy. She is based in Atlanta, GA


I’ve had the pleasure to work with Colleen for over 15 years in several different capacities. Honestly it would be hard to find anybody in the industry that can match her drive, work ethic, competence, and her ability to work with a wide variety of clients, colleagues and KOLs. Colleen is the heart of any project that she takes part in, and has been the most professional, impressive ambassador for me when I was a client and later when I became a partner at Strategic HealthCOM. I have watched Colleen grow from an intern in my meetings management department, up through the ranks of program management, and finally into an accomplished senior account director where she contributed to project strategy, program implementation, and mentoring of the program management team. Colleen has a way about her that simply puts everybody around her at ease. She genuinely cares about people, as well as her projects. If you are looking for a solution in the meeting management/project management space, look no further. You’ve found the best.

G. Ralph Corey, MD
Infectious Diseases, Professor of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

Colleen is amazing. Thoughtful, meticulous, and proactive she is able to grasp not only the big picture but also attend to the details that are so important to creating a successful event. Colleen’s ability to not only facilitate but also to anticipate the needs of the client makes her involvement essential. Further, Colleen is an experienced talented leader who is able to craft and execute nearly every type of event no matter how difficult the requirements. Her technical and business skills are outstanding and her results always exceed expectations. Finally, Colleen is an angel. No matter how difficult the client she remains cool, professional and resourceful. It has truly been a pleasure working with Colleen over the past 5 years and I hope that we continue to work together for many years to come.

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