Executive Compensation at Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks is a New York City based non-profit organization that raises about $50 million a year. With a focus on advocacy and support for individuals and families affected by autism, Autism Speaks spends about $45 out of every $100 on compensation related expenses.
In 2016, Autism Speaks spent $21.5 million on compensation-related expenses and $10 million on fees for services outside the organization. The $21.5 million was used to compensate 263 individuals which equates to $82,000 each although 49 individuals received more than $100,000 in compensation. The most 13 highly compensated individuals were:
- $451,121: Angela Geiger, President (beginning February, 2016)
- $365,627: Robert H Ring, Former CSO (through January, 2016)
- $332,759: Gareth Thomas, COO
- $280,735: Lisa Goring, Chief Program and Marketing Officer
- $277,794: Andy Shih, SP Public Health Research
- $263,216: Mathew Fletcher, VP Science
- $262,284: Peter Morton, VP Corporate Development
- $243,724: Karen Robinson, CFO (beginning January, 2016)
- $233,843: Elizabeth Feld, Former President (through February, 2016)
- $220,633: Paul Wang, SVP, Medical Research (through November, 2016)
- $210,661: Amy Schoeman, Chief HR Officer
- $204,556: John Gruber, EVP Finance and Admin (through January, 2016)
- $204,436: Donna Murray, VP Science Clinical Programs
As illustrated above, $3.5 million was provided in compensation to the 13 individuals above, 7 of whom were men and 6 were women. There was turnover in the organization with four of the above staff departing the organization. Three employees received severance payments (included above):
- Robert Ring: $336,843
- John Gruber: $175,000
- Elizabeth Feld: $123,171
The IRS Form 990 (2016) also reports the Advertising Council (which has common board members) was compensated $373,576 for an education campaign.
To read the IRS Form 990 (2016), click here.