Executive Compensation at the World Wildlife Fund (2019)
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is one of the most recognized conservation groups in the world. A 501 (c) (3) based in Washington, DC (but with offices worldwide), WWF has 636 employees who received total compensation of $97 million in 2019, which equates to an average compensation of $153,000, according to the organization’s IRS Form 990. However, only 240 individuals received more than $100,000 in compensation, with the 13 most highly compensated listed below:
- $939,880: Carter Roberts, President and CEO
- $941,715: Marsha Marsh, COO
- $478,804: Margaret Ackerley, SVP and General Counsel
- $433,988: Jason Clay, SVP Markets and Food
- $394,184: Julie Miller, SVP Development
- $385165: Terrence Macko, SVP Marketing and Communications
- $380,124: Ginette Hemley, SVP Wildlife Conservation
- $366,714: Nikhil Sekhran, Chief Conservation Officer
- $360,179: Sheila Bonini, SVP Private Sector Engagement
- $309,785: Mary Shaw, SVP Science
- $305,914: David McCauley, SVP Policy and Gov’t Affairs
- $270,627: Michael Bauer, CFO
- $229,168: Leroy Wade, Controller
Of the 13 most highly compensated individuals, 7 are male (54%) and 6 are female (46%). Of the ten most highly compensated individuals, 4 are male and 6 are female.
The IRS Form 990 also reports charter travel was paid for.
WWF made gross up payments or tax indemnifications. Specifically, gross up payments were provided on a relocation and “small” (undefined) performance recognitions during the year.
The five (5) most highly compensated independent contractors were reported to be:
- $10,297,409: PMG, Inc., of Hanover, MD for print, product, mail
- $ 790,143: Public Interest Communications, of Falls Church, VA for telemarketing services
- $ 661,229: M & R Strategic Services, of Washington, DC for online marketing
- $ 660,365: Sisk Fulfillment Services, of Federalsburg, MD for communications consulting
- $ 630,148: Blackbaud, of Atlanta, GA for IT services
To read the IRS Form 990 (for the year ending June 30, 2019), click here.