Executive Compensation at Wounded Warrior Project (2018)
The Wounded Warrior Project is one of the most well-known non-profit charitable organizations focused on rebuilding the lives of wounded veterans. Established in 2003, the Wounded Warrior Project (Wounded Warrior) is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida with about 657 employees. A 501 (c) (3) charitable organization, their mission is to “honor and empower wounded warriors.”
Key factors to know about Wounded Warrior include:
- In 2018, Wounded Warrior reported $264 million in total revenue, most of which came from contributions, gifts, and grants.
- Expenses totaled $270 million (not including depreciation) in 2018, with 70% of revenue spent on compensation, direct response mail, television, and on-line expenses, grants, and program/other provider services.
- Wounded Warrior had net assets of $305 million at year-end 2018.
657 employees were compensated $63 million in 2018, which equates to an average compensation of $96,000. 38 employees received more than $100,000 in compensation with the 14 most highly compensated listed below:
- $338,663: Michael S Linnington, CEO
- $302,224: Jennifer M Silva, Chief Program Officer
- $298,942: Eric S Miller, CFO
- $297,720: Gary A Corless, Chief Development Officer
- $267,979: Christopher Tonner, Chief of Staff
- $250,690: Amberlie Allred, Secretary (thru 6/18)
- $238,516: Michael C Richardson, VP Independence and Mental Health
- $234,890: Rene Bardoff, SVP Gov’t and Community Relations (effective 2/17)
- $230,057: John T Hamre, III, VP Direct Response
- $228,208: Jonathan B Sullivan, VP Eco Empowerment (thru 5/18)
- $225,040: Danielle Moga, VP Shared Services (thru 8/18)
- $223,559: Ayal M Tezel, VP Communications
- $213,362: Tracy Farrell, VP Engagement and Physical Health
- $175,289: Brea Kratzern, VP Development (effective 8/17)
$3.5 million in compensation was paid to the 14 employees listed above. Controlling for this group means the average compensation for the other 643 employees was $92,500.
8 of the 14 (57%) most highly compensated employees are male while 6 (43%) are female.
Other compensation information includes:
- Ronald W Burgess, a former CFO (thru 12/16) received $105,100 in 2018.
- Craig Carroll, a former VP in Finance and Accounting (thru 1/17) received $187,576 in 2018.
77 independent contractors received more than $100,000 in compensation. The five highest were:
- $16,709,267: Neuro Community Care of Wake Forest, NC for the Independence Program
- $ 4,587,130: Creative Direct Response, Inc. of Bowie, MD for direct response expenses
- $ 3,041,185: Bis Global of Deerwood, MD for direct response expenses
- $ 2,717,060: Ernst Young US LLP of Atlanta, GA for project management WCN
- $ 2,643,022: Boston Consulting Group, Inc. of Boston, MA for program consulting services
To read the IRS Form 990 (2017 for the year ending September 30, 2018), click here