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Sidney Diec

Senior Consultant

Ms. Diec is a Senior Consultant in L&A’s Denver office. She joined the firm in 2018 and holds a Bachelor of Science in Financial Management from Kansas State University. Ms. Diec performs market analysis and benchmarking studies in support of executive compensation, board of director compensation, and key employee compensation program reviews. She holds a Compensation Analyst Credential. Ms. Diec is a member of WorldatWork, Rocky Mountain Total Rewards Association, The Institute of Internal Auditors, Colorado Nonprofit Association and Colorado Bankers Association.

Executive Summary

Ms. Diec provides analytic consulting for executive, board of directors and key employee compensation in both public and privately held companies across various industries.

Executive Compensation Consulting Experience

  • Conducts analyses on competitive executive compensation programs, including base salary, annual incentives and long-term incentives.
  • Conducts analyses on competitive board of director compensation programs.
  • Designs, conducts and manages compensation surveys.
  • Conducts analyses on competitive all employee compensation programs and designs intuitive templates for client use.


  • Texas Monthly Magazine, Best Companies to Work for in Texas, 2011 – 2020, ranked in the top 3 for 2011 – 2014
  • Houston’s Best & Brightest Companies to Work For 2014 and 2019
  • Houston Business Journal, Fast 100 List, 2018
  • Consulting Magazine, Fastest Growing Firms, 2017 and 2018
  • Houston Business Journal, Best Places to Work, 2010 – 2012 and 2017, ranked in the top 10 the first three years
  • Forbes, America’s Best Management Consulting Firms, 2016


Bachelor of Science – Finance: Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas


Senior Consultant, Longnecker & Associates

Consultant, Longnecker & Associates
Credit Analyst and Internal Auditor, CoBank, ACB

Professional Affiliations

Ms. Diec is a member of WorldatWork, Rocky Mountain Total Rewards Association, The Institute of Internal Auditors, Colorado Nonprofit Association and Colorado Bankers Association.

Certifications and Licenses

Compensation Analyst Certified (CAC)
Professional Advantage

All Posts By Sidney Diec

The Board’s Role in Managing Crisis


As many of us settle into what has become a new normal, businesses are feeling the wave of negative effects the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has brought to the American economy and are desperately trying to navigate the challenges brought forth by this crisis. For many it has meant salary cuts, furloughed employees and altered every-day business operations. But how should boards...

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L&A Original Article: The Discussion on Director Pay


.. Not to be left out of the transformative world we are living in today, corporate governance norms, board compositions, and board compensation are undergoing material change. As many companies are entering the time of year where they review their director pay programs, we thought it timely to touch on this topic, review some trends taking hold and put forth some...

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L&A Original Article: Executive Compensation Best Practices for 2020 Series 1 – Public Companies


Companies often ask us, “What are we not doing that we should think about as it relates to executive compensation?” We recognize the executive compensation environment is continually heating up with pressure from just about every angle, and as a result, the answers to this question periodically change. As such, we have compiled a few thoughts applicable for the current...

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L&A Original Article: Compensation Resolutions for the New Year


While many businesses have a solid business plan in place, they often neglect implementing a compensation strategy. Without proper planning, it’s easy to offer too much or too little money to compete for talent and with the labor market at 3.9% unemployment (December 2018); it is critical to get compensation right to attract and retain the best. More troublesome is that some...

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L&A Original Article: Timing Long-Term Incentives


Introduction We are now in the 8th year of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank”). Among other things, the implementation of Dodd-Frank meant the majority of public issuers had to learn to navigate the waters of shareholder advisory votes on executive compensation, better known as “Say on Pay”. Every year, management teams, boards of directors, outside...

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