Transition Management Consulting, Inc.

Assn. Leaders Join TMC in Major Market Expansion

by Jackie Eder-Van Hook | Oct 14, 2014

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. October 13, 2014. Washington, DC. -- Today, Transition Management Consulting, Inc. (TMC) president Jackie Eder-Van Hook, PhD announced the appointment of their newest consultants, veteran executives Susan Sarfati, Julie Freeman, David Westman, and Marshall Brown. They join a stellar group of interim executives and consultants serving associations and nonprofits as consultants and top-level executives on a temporary basis.

“With the addition of Susan, David, Julie, and Marshall, TMC’s has an even greater capacity to serve our clients in additional markets and geographic areas,” said TMC president Jackie Eder-Van Hook. “These additions to our network demonstrate TMC’s staying power and commitment to serving the association market nationally.”

Susan Sarfati and Marshall Brown are located in Washington, DC. David Westman is based in Chicago. Julie Freeman splits her time between Chicago and San Francisco.

TMC principal Robert Van Hook said, “Susan Sarfati and Marshall Brown’s experience nationally and with NGOs further expands TMC’s ability to serve the global association community – whether they are based in the US or abroad.”

Susan Sarfati, MEd, CAE, FASAE, has over 30 years’ experience in association management and consulting. She is known for her visionary leadership, innovation, creativity and high performance. She was President and CEO of the Greater Washington Society of Association Executives, the founding President and CEO of The Center for Association Leadership and Executive Vice President of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) until September 2008, when she began her consulting career. Susan joins TMC as a consultant and interim executive.

David Westman, MBA, CPA, CAE, principal of Westman & Associates Consulting is located in the Greater Chicago area joins TMC as a consultant and interim executive. David has served in a number of nonprofit executive positions, including as CEO, Congress of Neurological Surgeons; Executive Director/CEO, Emergency Nurses Association; and Interim CEO, American Association of Diabetes Educators. He also has extensive consulting firm experience as Partner/Managing Director-Strategy & Human Capital Consulting Practice, McGladrey, LLP, and Senior Manager, KPMG.

Julie Freeman, ABC, APR is a senior-level professional with experience as an association executive and a consultant. Julie is a strategic thinker and problem-solver. She specializes in leading financial turnarounds and guiding organizations in transition. Julie spent ten years as the President of the International Association of Business Communicators and Executive Director of the Professional Picture Framers Association. She has worked as a communication consultant to develop internal communication strategies for companies undergoing significant changes. Julie is serving as interim executive for TMC client, the California Society of Anesthesiologists.

Certified executive coach and networking maven, Marshall Brown, CEO of Marshall Brown & Associates joins TMC as a senior consultant supporting TMC’s clients and consultants and enhancing our Washington DC presence. In addition to Marshall’s successful coaching practice, he facilitates USAID programs throughout Africa, Asia, Central America, and South America. Formerly with the Greater Washington Society of Association Executives, Marshall is well connected in the DC community. He served as board President of the DC Chapters of both the International Coach Federation and the Association of Career Professionals International.

 “We are honored and privileged that Susan, Julie, David, and Marshall join our talented network of consultants serving our association and nonprofit clients experiencing or planning for a gap in executive leadership. They allow TMC to serve the association and nonprofit communities more broadly,” said Jackie Eder-Van Hook.

 About Transition Management Consulting, Inc. - TMC co-founded by Robert T. “Bob” Van Hook, MSPH, FASAE, CAE and Jackie Eder-Van Hook, PhD, is a national consulting firm with a network of professional transition leaders and interim executives specializing in executive transitions in associations and other nonprofits throughout the US. TMC provides a continuum of executive succession services, including interim executive management, executive search, and succession and transition planning. To date, TMC has provided over 80 interim executives in associations and nonprofits. Additional information about TMC and transition management is available at

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