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April 7, 2019

Executive Salaries at the American Red Cross (2017)

by Anne Paddock

The American Red Cross (ARC) is one of the most recognized charities in the world. Based in Washington, DC, ARC works to “prevent and alleviate human suffering” by mobilizing employees and volunteers in emergencies and through the collection and sale of blood (ARC collects, tests, and distributes 40% of the nation’s blood). To do this, ARC relies on it’s 20,602 employees who were compensated $1.5 billion (an average of $74,500 each). 1,249 employees received more than $100,000 in compensation with the 17 most highly compensated employees listed below:

  • $682,585:  Greg Williamson, Chief Investment Officer
  • $635,902:  Shaun Gilmore, President, Biomedical Services
  • $621,956:  Gail McGovern, President and CEO
  • $612,562:  Benjamin Spindler, CEO, Delta Blood Bank
  • $593,459:  James Hrouda, EVP, Biomedical Services
  • $512,424:  Brian Rhoa, CFO
  • $485,335:  Clifford Holtz, President, Humanitarian Services
  • $464,573:  John McMaster, President, PHSS
  • $451,334:  John Taylor, SVP, Regional Operations
  • $424,586:  Kathryn Waldman, SVP, Quality and Reg Affairs
  • $409,436:  Ronnie Strickland, Chief Information Officer
  • $401,766:  Melissa Hurst, Chief Human Resources Officer
  • $393,895:  Suzanne DeFrancis, Chief Public Affairs Officer
  • $383,377:  David Meltzer, General Counsel and Chief International Officer
  • $383,344:  Neal Litvack, Chief Marketing Officer
  • $271,372:  Christina Samson, Chief Investment Officer
  • $218,122: Jennifer Hawkins, Corporate Secretary and Chief of Staff

Of the 17 most highly compensated employees listed above, 11 are male (65%) while 6 are female (35%). Of the 10 most highly compensated employees, 8 are male (80%) while 2 are female (20%).

The 5 most highly compensated independent individual and/or contractors were reported to be:

  • $16,106,598:  DPR Construction, Inc. of Falls Church, VA for construction
  • $13,044,723:  Teletech Services Corp of Englewood, CO for call center services
  • $13,036,622:  Russ Reid Company, Inc. of Pasadena, CA for printing and mailing
  • $12,822,828:  Generator Media Analytics, Inc. of New York, NY for marketing
  • $11,453,092:  Unisys Corporation of Blue Bell, PA for data center hosting

To read the IRS Form 990 (2017) for the year ending June 30, 2017, click here.

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