Clients

David’s clients expect honest, respectful, unbiased, confidential and thoughtful advice. That’s exactly what they get.

During the past 35 years, David Kushner has worked with dozens of organizations on high-stakes projects. His clients range from trade associations and membership organizations to mid-sized or large corporations. He’s been called upon for critical work with foundations, educational institutions, and companies with up to 30 sites. His industry experience is vast and includes healthcare, education, telecommunications, environmental health and more.

We invite you to peruse the client lists below, organized by large categories that will help you appreciate whether David has the requisite industry experience and cultural contexts to help you and your organization through the most critical moments of your business.

David has been called upon by associations and foundations of all sizes with memberships and missions that are regional, national or international. He has deep expertise in representing membership organizations in various industries and professions, and has developed a notable reputation among educational, municipal and environmental organizations, as well as among organizations that are certifying bodies for specific professions. (Please note that healthcare associations with which David has worked have been listed in the Healthcare Clients section rather than in the Association/Foundation list, and associations and foundations in the faith community have been listed in the Religious Groups section.)

  • Alexandria VA Chamber of Commerce
  • Alf Museum
  • Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU)
  • American Concrete Pipe Association (ACPA)
  • American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)
  • American Federation of State and Municipal Employees (AFSME)
  • American Forest Foundation (AFF)
  • American Postal Workers Union (APWU)
  • American Public Works Association (APWA)
  • Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI)
  • Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA)
  • Coalition for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans (CIAV)
  • Contract Services Association (CSA)
  • Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA)
  • Elizabeth Ely Education Foundation
  • Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC)
  • George Meany Center for Labor Studies
  • Give A Note Foundation (GANF)
  • Housing and Community Services of Northern Virginia, Inc.
  • Howard County, Maryland Firefighters Association
  • Howard County, Maryland Police Officers Association
  • International Association of Personnel Women
  • International Union of Police Associations
  • LeadingAge Pennsylvania
  • Maryland State Chamber of Commerce
  • Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS)
  • Maryland Mass Transit Administration
  • Michigan Department of Transportation
  • Mid-South Independent Schools Business Officers (MISBO)
  • Montgomery County, Maryland Historical Society
  • Montgomery County, Maryland Parks Foundation
  • National Association for Music Education (NAME)
  • National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA)
  • National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds
  • National Association of Secondary School Principles (NASSP)
  • National Business Officers Association (NBOA)
  • National Coalition for the Abolishment of the Death Penalty (NCADP)
  • National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO)
  • National Contract Management Association
  • National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA)
  • National Endowment for Democracy (NED)
  • National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP)
  • National Military Family Association (NMFA)
  • National Parent Teacher Association (NPTA)
  • National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)
  • National Senior Campuses, Inc. (NSC)
  • National Telephone Cooperative Association (NTCA)
  • Organization for the Promotion and Advancement of Small Telecommunications Companies (OPASTCO)
  • People Animals Love (PAL)
  • Police Benevolent Association – Ithaca, NY
  • Professional Services Council (PSC)
  • Real Estate Service Providers Council, Inc. (RESPRO)
  • Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
  • SOLE: The International Society of Logistics
  • United Way
  • US Water Alliance
  • Volunteers of America
  • Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF)
  • Water Research Foundation (WRF)
  • Webb Schools Foundation

Some leadership consultants are well-regarded in the nonprofit realm while others are more at home in the private sector. David has expertise, credibility and comfort in both. His corporate clients have historically been organizations in highly technical industries, like telecomm.

  • Alpha Engineering Corporation
  • Ascend Learning/Assessment Technologies Institute
  • Decision Resources Corporation
  • Greyhound Lines, Inc.
  • Hewitt School
  • iHire
  • Meti Space Technologies
  • Texas Statewide Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
  • Texas Telephone Association
  • Tri-County Telephone, Inc.
  • UBS
  • Webb Schools

David’s expertise in working with healthcare organizations on strategic, organizational issues is unparalleled. He understands the nuances of running organizations where the stakeholders are not simply consumers but patients, and/or where the memberships are not just business professionals but healthcare clinicians. When addressing the organizational challenges and opportunities faced in the healthcare industry, it’s wise to work with a consultant who understands that the stakes are never higher than when they impact human health.

  • American Association of Blood Bank (AABB)
  • Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP)
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)
  • American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (AFPE)
  • American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB)
  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • INTELEOS – Formerly The American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association (AOMA)
  • America’s Essential Hospitals
  • Association for Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP)
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
  • Association of Black Cardiologists
  • Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP)
  • Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare (CAQH)
  • Genetics Society of America (GSA)
  • International Society for the Study of Lung Cancer
  • National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research
  • National Association for Hospital Development
  • National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Industries
  • National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)
  • Organization for the Study of Sex Differences
  • Post-Polio Society
  • SHAPE America — Society of Health and Physical Educators
  • Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM)
  • Society for Neuroscience (SFN)
  • Society for Women’s Health Research
  • Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation
  • U.S. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association

When matters of business are also matters of faith, it’s vital to choose a leadership consultant who respects and understands the intricacies of serving congregations and of balancing organizational goals with intrinsic and time-honored values.

  • Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists (AWAB)
  • Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, DC
  • Jewish Education Directors Forum (JEDF)
  • National Council of Catholic Women
  • St. Luke’s House