Thursday, April 11, 2013

These Blockbuster Salaries For Association Leaders Are Not Usually Addressed

by Gary Snyder
Are we forgetting association leaders in our nonprofit salary surveys?

HIGHEST CEO TAKE-HOME PAY at large associations, per CEO Update, the trade publication for association executives 

  • Tom Kuhn, Edison Electric Institute, $6,736,627  
  • Tom Donohue, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, $4,916,571  
  • Scott Serota, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Assn., $4,182,231  
  • Charles Dallara, Institute of Int'l Finance (Tim Adams succeeded him Feb. 1), $3,930,881 
  • Jack Gerard, American Petroleum Institute, $3,617,134 
  • Nick Calio, Airlines for America, $3,579,606 
  • Peter Cressy, Distilled Spirits Council of the U.S., $3,327,409  
  • Richard Ketchum, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), $3,099,986  
  • Tim Ryan, Securities Industry and Financial Markets Assn. (SIFMA; departed Feb. 23; Kenneth Bentsen Jr. is acting president and CEO), $2,946,476  
  • John Engler, Business Roundtable, $2,815,324

  • Pam Bailey, Grocery Manufacturers Assn., $1,979,496  
  • Karen Ignani, America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), $1,686,745 
  • Carol Lombardini, Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, $1,626,823  
  • Dawn Sweeney, National Restaurant Assn., $1,519,352 
  • Susan Caldwell, Information Systems Audit and Control Assn., $1,096,792

Women now make up 20 percent of the chief executives among the nation's largest associations, although they still generally make less than their male counterparts. As experience increases, experts expect female CEOs to head ever-larger groups. "Women have arrived and are increasingly moving up and taking on these larger associations," said Denise Grant of Russell Reynolds Associates.

Nonprofit Imperative gathers its information principally from public documents...some of which are directly quoted. Virtually all cited are in some phase of criminal proceedings; some have not been charged, however. Cites in various media: Featured in print, broadcast, and online media outlets, including: Vermont Public Radio, Miami Herald, National Public Radio, Huffington Post, The Sun News, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Wall Street Journal (Profile, News and Photos), FOX2, ABC Spotlight on the News, WWJ Radio, Ethics World, Aspen Philanthropy Newsletter, Harvard Business Review, Current Affairs, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, St. Petersburg Times, B, USA Today Topics,, Responsive Philanthropy Magazine, New York Times...and many more Nonprofits: On the Brink (2006) Silence: The Impending Threat to the Charitable Sector (2011)
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