I have worked with many consultants over the tenure of my career and cannot say enough about David Westman and the terrific job he did for the American Association of Orthodontists. David is professional, knowledgeable, dependable and was very well received by our Board and team members. He did such a terrific job on our first project together, we decided to hire him again to assist with additional services. Kudos for a job well done – I would recommend David in a heartbeat!
Lynne Thomas Gordon, CAE, FACHE, FAHIMA
Chief Executive Officer
American Association of Orthodontists
It was a pleasure to work with Westman & Associates to create comprehensive professional development plans for our executive leadership team. The project included interviews with each of the ELT members, leadership assessments and career goal discussions. Once completed, each ELT member was presented with a robust professional development plan that fit their needs and professional development goals. The process was beneficial to the organization as well as the individuals. I would not hesitate to work with Westman & Associates on future projects.
Mardel Ahleong, PHR, SHRM-CP
Vice President, Human Resources
American College of Healthcare Executives
It was a pleasure working with David in 2017 to develop a succession plan structure and methodology for our organization. David met with each of my directors individually and me, and provided guidance for establishing a plan, which will be easy to modify in the future. He was great to work with, delivered what he promised, and I would fully recommend his services to others.
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
Association EasyComp is a flexible compendium that allows you to easily compare industry data with your own
internal data. It removes all of the mystery around compensation.
Chief Executive Officer
Arthroscopy Association of North America
Compensation analysis is a key component of staffing and talent management. I recently worked with David to update our compensation data and he introduced me to the Association Easy Comp (AEC) tool. In addition to AEC being a straight-forward and user-friendly resource; working with David to tailor the information to best suit our organizational structure was a positive learning experience. David’s expertise in Compensation Administration not only helped me get up to speed quickly with the compensation tool, but I also benefited from David’s guidance in navigating and interpreting market data appropriately.
Vice President, HR/Administration
Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists
We have used Westman & Associates Consulting for several years. Its distinction has and always been data. In more recent years, David Westman has created a tool called the Association EasyComp which puts his data in my hands AND allows me to manipulate it for my needs. It is impressive while being extremely easy to use. Hence the name – Easy Compensation (EasyComp). It’s a game changer!
Michelle Kilbourn, Ph.D.
VP of Internal Capabilities
Church of the Brethren Benefit Trust
Kayla Westman showed a quick grasp of our business and our needs. Her turnaround time was excellent on the work product as well as phone calls and emails. I like that she came back with different ideas that worked for other clients plus some ideas that were unique to our situation. Will definitely use Westman & Associates for future consulting needs.
I had the fortunate opportunity to engage David on an organization-wide compensation analysis for our association in 2022. David did a deep-dive analysis by first understanding the Bar Association space, the overall Member Association space and the nonprofit space. David was also able to integrate data from the national, statewide, Southern California and San Diego regional markets. That said, this comprehensive approach resulted in one of the best compensation studies I have reviewed in my professional career – we could not have been more pleased with his work. I’ve recommended David to a number of peer organizations and would happily work with him again.
Associate Executive Director
San Diego County Bar Association
We contracted with Westman and Associates for our first ever compensation analysis. We wanted data interpreted by an outside third party to convince our association leadership that one or two of our key staff salaries required significant adjustment. David spent a great deal of time to understand who we were, objectives and, more importantly, our deadlines. The data we received gives our senior staff leadership confidence our compensation (with the adjustments) is appropriate. I highly recommend him.
Gregg B. Balko, FASAE, CAE
CEO & Executive Director
Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering
I met David at the Association Forum in 2020 after watching a presentation he gave about Total Rewards. I was so impressed with David’s presentation and experience with associations that I saved his contact information. In 2022 I finally received permission to hire an expert, and David was the first and only compensation expert I contacted. Association Easy Comp (AEC) is a user-friendly tool one can manipulate to match their current situation. When we opened our first (AEC) draft it was a ‘godsend’ to see how well the AEC findings aligned with our current compensation structure. David is easy to work with; he explained and followed the process thoroughly and responded quickly to our phone calls and inquiries. I highly recommend using his services.
Victor Reyes, PHR
Human Resources Manager
Society for Vascular Surgery
It was a pleasure to work with David on a comprehensive compensation analysis in late 2021. David is a wealth of information surrounding compensation and best practices for this critical aspect of any business’s work. He is very efficient with his time and all associated communication. David helped us craft a compensation philosophy that will be functional and sustainable for our organization into the foreseeable future. David presents invaluable data in an easy to understand fashion. I would highly recommend David without hesitation.
President & CEO
United Cerebral Palsy of Georgia & United Cerebral Palsy of South Carolina
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.
United Cerebral Palsy of Sacramento and Northern California
David maintained communication throughout the duration of our compensation analysis project. When he had
questions, he was quick to come to me with his thought process and seek out my final opinion before moving the
project along. David was always flexible and that is appreciated. Association EasyComp itself is wonderful – it’s sharp,
easy to maneuver, and I can certainly see why it’s called Easy Comp! I highly recommend this tool and I look forward to
utilizing this service for a more comprehensive analysis in the near future.
Human Resources Manager
Water Quality Association