Executive Compensation at the National Fire Protection Association
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is a tax-exempt, non-profit 501 (c) (3) based in Quincy, MA that is known as the “codes and standards” organization to minimize risk and the effects of fire.
The NFPA generates about $80-$90 million annually and does not generally spend as much as they bring in which is how the organization has come to accumulate nearly $300 million in net assets.
In 2018, the NFPA reported total revenue of $82 million which primarily came from 4 sources: sale of inventory ($41 million), training, meetings, and conferences ($16 million), royalties, gains, and investment income ($14 million), and membership dues ($11 million including $2 million from the government from three classes of members: director, voting, and non-voting).
Expenses totaled $76 million (including $2 million in depreciation) with the four largest expenses reported to be: compensation ($37 million), office-related expenses ($15 million), fees for services ($13 million of which $2.4 million was for consult/artwork design and $8.4 was program and management expenses that were not detailed), and travel and conferences ($7 million).
The largest expense – $37 million in compensation – was shared among 397 employees, who received an average compensation of $93,000. 99 employees received more than $100,000 in compensation with the 11 most highly compensated reported to be:
- $1,084,913: Bruce Mullen, EVP
- $ 983,087: James Pauley, President
- $ 372,623: Sally Everett, VP (Asst Sec’y from 6/18)
- $ 354,194: Kathleen Almand, VP
- $ 348,281: Lorraine Carli, VP
- $ 337,577: Julie Lynch, VP
- $ 325,076: Keith Quackenbush, VP
- $ 323,321: Christian Dubay, VP
- $ 319,959: Charles Stravin, VP
- $ 286,495: Donald Bliss, VP
- $ 240,699: Guy Colonna, Director of Engineering
The 11 most highly compensated employees received $5 million in compensation. 7 of the 11 are male while 4 of the 11 are female.
NFPA pays for companion travel and reimburses certain relocation travel.
Bruce Mullen participated in the defined benefit SERP Retirement Plan in 2018 and accrued $227,400 in the plan. He became vested on 3/31/18 and the taxable benefit was $296,674.
James Pauley participated i the defined benefit SERP Retirement Plan in 2018 and accrued $161,633 in the plan.
87 independent contractors received more than $100,000 in compensation with the five highest reported to be:
- $1,809,188: Structuretone, of Boston, MA for building improvements
- $1,755,042: Forge Worldwide, of Boston, MA for marketing
- $1,442,127: UPS, of Philadelphia, PA for freight
- $1,363,324: LSC Communications, Inc, of Chicago, IL for printing
- $1,134,034: American Airlines, of Tulsa, OK for travel
To read the IRS Form 990 (2018), click here.