President and CEO
Elizabeth Anthony is President and CEO of E. Anthony Meetings & Events, Inc., founded in 1985. Her entrepreneurial spirit is the driving force behind the success and longevity of the Company.
Ms. Anthony has long employed a strategic approach to management for every meeting, coupled with unwavering standards of excellence and a genuine passion for sustainability and social responsibility. She builds strong relationships and is well respected as a veteran and leader in the hospitality industry.
Ms. Anthony has worked closely with captains of industry, business leaders, entrepreneurs, Presidents of the United States (numbers 42 & 43), Secret Service, presidential candidates, politicians, musicians, artists, professional speakers, educators, etc. She has enjoyed every minute of it and loves making things happen.
Ms. Anthony is a native New Yorker but loves living in Colorado. She is a Mom, foodie, first level Sommelier, art student and an avid golfer.
Meeting planning motto: “Never serve a wine you haven’t tasted!”
Kara Williams is the Meeting Manager at E. Anthony Meetings & Events, Inc. She has been a part of planning and executing various types of events, from small gatherings to large conferences, for more than 6 years. After graduating with an MBA in Management and Organizational Behavior, Kara moved to Denver from Southern California for new opportunities and adventures. When not in the office, you will find Kara reading, enjoying the outdoors, exploring the world, trying new things, and creating.
Meeting planning motto: “Preparation can get you a long way, but you have to be able to roll with the punches and come up with solutions under any and all circumstances.”
Sue Anderson and Elizabeth Anthony have worked together and collaborated on conference projects for over 20 years. Sue brings many years of successful planning as a corporate and association meeting manager. She developed her skills in marketing communications at a medical device company where she managed the MarCom budget, directed the design and development of product/sales collateral, translations, training videos, journal advertising and media placement. In addition, she has managed trade shows, exhibits, customer events, incentive programs, and a global donor recruitment program.
Sue gives each meeting a personal and innovative experience based on business goals and objectives. She not only provides the dedication and expertise needed to plan, manage and execute meetings, she also has a solid history of saving money and resources.
Sue is the mother of two grown daughters, an avid golfer, active member of her church and community, and a dedicated USO volunteer.
“It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.” Eleanor Roosevelt
Anthony (Tony) Balke is the IT Director for E. Anthony Meetings & Events, Inc. He has over 10 years of experience in a wide range of skills including information technology, audio visual production, graphic design, photography, and web development.
Tony handles the day to day IT needs for E. Anthony Meetings & Events, as well as providing support on-site at conferences. While on-site, he coordinates and trains professional as well as corporate staff, works with in-house audio visual teams to produce high quality live events, and provides IT support as well as design and photography services.
Before events, he consults with planners on tech and audio visual needs to ensure the necessary equipment is at each event as well as providing design services for building custom graphics, signage, and presentations.
Tony has lived in Colorado all his life and enjoys hiking, going to his son’s hockey games, and woodworking.
Diana Tjornehoj has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1990, and has served as a key trusted advisor to E. Anthony Meetings & Events since 1997. Diana is a principal in the accounting firm Balogh & Tjornehoj, LLC and has been an integral member of our team. She provides sound, practical tax and financial advice, and has helped our Company establish solid accounting policies and procedures for not only managing the business, but managing conferences as well. Diana’s honesty, integrity and professionalism are qualities which are very much appreciated.
Diana has been married to her husband, David, for 51 years. She has three children and seven grandchildren. She enjoys her family, cabin in the mountains and just being outdoors.