Westman & Associates Consulting, LLC (W&A) is focused on serving associations, foundations, certification entities, and other non-profit organizations. Core lines of service include:

  • Governance enhancement
  • Strategic planning
  • Organization & operational reviews
  • Compensation management and other Human Resources management services
  • Executive Coaching
  • Interim CEO services – through affiliation with Transition Management Consulting

The firm is led by David Westman, MBA, CAE, CPA, who has 25 years of experience as a non-profit industry consultant and association CEO.

Client Testimonials

We engaged David Westman at the Academy of General Dentistry for two different consulting assignments in 2015. First, we asked him to conduct a full-day training session for our 10 Council Chairs (e.g., Membership, Education, Communications) and their respective staff liaisons. This was especially challenging because we wanted to move an entrenched master/servant relationship to more of a partnership that recognized the skills that both the members and professional staff brought to the table. David managed to achieve significant progress in that regard, and, based on that success, we hired David to facilitate our strategic planning process. This, too, was a difficult assignment because the Academy’s dentists are facing increasing competitive pressure from an adult population that is dramatically decreasing the number of visits to their general dentists. Again, David managed to garner consensus from a very independent-minded group of dentists to produce a plan that will better position the Academy during the next three years. Based on the success of these two assignments, I heartily recommend David for any similar assignments your organization might have.
John Thorner, Former Executive Director, Academy of General Dentistry
It was great working with you David – thank you for your professionalism and expertise in leading the group discussions (governance entity self-assessment initiative).
Rita Tiernan, Senior Manager, Council on Members Insurance and Retirement Programs, American Dental Association
My team and I found David to be a terrific asset for helping the AVMA Board of Directors through our first BoardSource assessment project. David expertly guided us through every phase of the process and I believe we will be a significantly improved board in the future, due to his leadership, knowledge, and efforts.
Dr. Ted Cohn, Immediate Past President, American Veterinary Medical Association
David did a superb job consulting for our non-profit organization. He did a thorough analysis of our needs and wrote a highly comprehensive report that we are still using for guidance. David’s knowledge and experience are impressive, his communication skills are excellent, and overall we found hiring him to be a very worthwhile experience. I recommend him most highly.
Sally Temple, Former Treasurer, International Society for Stem Cell Research
David was very professional, knowledgeable and prompt regarding responses and special requests (executive performance & compensation consulting). The price was right, and I received a professional service from start to finish.
Doug Bergman, President/CEO, United Cerebral Palsy of Sacramento and Northern California
David is a world- class strategic leader. I had the honor of working with David at the Water Quality Association where he joined the organization (Interim Executive Director) during a very tumultuous time. David immediately assessed the challenges at the organization and applied his strong tool set to begin setting the organization on a great path again. In his role he developed a strong strategic plan, and was able to drive the team towards that plan.
Samuel Karge, 2004-2005 Board Chair, Water Quality Association
David skillfully lead our organization through the process (strategic planning); seamlessly guiding our reflective efforts into actionable goals. David’s strategy incorporated the perfect blend of guidance and mentorship.
Richard Mest, First Vice President, Water Systems Council