Dawn E. Cumpston - Partner

Dawn has more than 25 years of compensation program design and management experience in both consulting and corporate environments. Having a broad industry base of experience enables her to incorporate best practices into program design, development, implementation and administration activities for each client engagement.

On a daily basis Dawn provides leadership and assistance to clients and colleagues regarding compensation strategy and program designs applicable to executives, employees, sales staff and outside directors.

Dawn is a founding partner of 3C and manages the Firm's Pittsburgh Office.

Industries Covered
Dawn has worked with clients across virtually all industries and has significant expertise in financial services, healthcare, manufacturing and not-for-profit organizations. She has assisted clients with as few as 25 employees to as many as 30,000+.

Professional Background
Dawn was a principal and national compensation practice leader with Buck Consultants in Pittsburgh and was also a compensation consultant with Mercer. In addition, Dawn was the Vice President of Compensation for Integra Financial Corporation, a $14 billion financial services holding company, and she held various positions in benefits administration with Mellon Bank.

Sample Assignments

  • BlueCross BlueShield Association
  • Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute
  • Eat'n Park Hospitality Group
  • Education Management Corporation
  • Excela Health System
  • Genesis Healthcare System
  • Giant Eagle
  • Highmark Inc.
  • Institute for Transfusion Medicine
  • Innovations Work
  • Lewis-Goetz
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of America
  • Matthews International
  • Koppers Industries Inc.
  • Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc.
  • NexTier Bank
  • Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
  • Reed Smith
  • Society for Automotive Engineering, Inc.
  • Siemens
  • TeleTracking Technologies

Educational Background Dawn holds a bachelor's degree in business administration and computer science from Point Park University and has also completed additional graduate courses in economics from Point Park.

Professional/Academic Affiliations/Published Works Dawn is a Certified Compensation Professional and a designated Professional in Human Resources. Dawn is a member of WorldAtWork, the Society for Human Resource Management, and the HR Advisory Board for the Pittsburgh Technology Council. She is also a frequent public speaker on compensation-related issues and ideas and has authored pay-related articles published within WorldAtWork.

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