Staff are known as passionate problem-solvers with a strong commitment to data and methodological rigor.
1600 Research Blvd.
Rockville, MD 20850
Dedicated to improving lives through research, Westat offers innovative professional services to help clients improve outcomes in education, health and social policy. Westat brings together subject-matter experts with best-in-class statisticians, researchers, evaluators, communicators, and technical staff to fit the needs of each project. Clients include agencies of the U.S. government as well as businesses, foundations and state and local governments.
Sixty years ago, the visionary startup was a partnership between co-founders Edward C. Bryant, Ph.D.; a professor of statistics at the University of Wyoming; and two former students, James Daley and Donald King. Today, with 1,800 employees, Westat is 100 percent employee owned, and its staff are still known as passionate problem-solvers with a strong commitment to data and methodological rigor.
Headquartered in Montgomery County for 55 years, Westat is a dedicated community partner. It sponsors local and national organizations such as Leadership Montgomery, New Futures and Montgomery College as well as Children’s Inn at the National Institutes of Health, RecruitMilitary and United Way.
Leading Westat in finding innovative ways to support the changing needs of clients is Scott Royal, Ph.D., president and CEO of Westat. His career spans over 25 years working in mission-driven, professional services firms with increasing levels of leadership. “I couldn’t be prouder of my diverse, engaged and talented Westat colleagues who work so hard to make a positive difference in people’s lives here in our communities and around the world,” he says. “In 2023, we celebrate 60 years in business and look ahead to even greater success.”