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February 20, 2022

Executive Compensation at the American Psychological Association

by Anne Paddock

The American Psychological Association (APA) is a tax-exempt, non-profit professional organization with more than 122,000 members.  However, the APA is not a trade association dependent upon member dues or contributions, gifts and grants from the public or government. Instead, the APA is reliant on licensing fees and book and journal subscriptions that provided $104 million of the $132 million in revenue reported in 2019.

Expenses totaled $136 million (not including $3 million in depreciation) in 2019 with the largest expenses reported to be compensation. 716 employees received $75 million in compensation, which equates to an average compensation of $105,000.  However, only 163 employees received more than $100,000 in compensation with the 12 most highly compensated employee reported to be:

  • $937,634:  Arthur C Evans, Jr, CEO
  • $648,328:  Archie L Turner, COO, CFO
  • $598,258:  Jaime L Diaz-Granados, Deputy CEO
  • $588,946:  Tony Habash, CIO
  • $504,999:  Deanne M Ottaviano, General Counsel
  • $463,192:  Jasper Simons, Chief Publishing Officer
  • $462,147:  Ian D King, Chief Implementation and Membership
  • $358,139:  George R Kowal, Head of Sales and Customer Support
  • $340,590:  Alicia C Aebersold, Chief Communications Officer
  • $318,979:  Jared L Skillings, Chief Professional Practice Officer
  • $307,414:  Russell D Shilling, Chief Science Officer
  • $306,100:  Elena J Eisman, Asst Exec Diretor, Gov OP/CTR PSY HLT

9 of the 12 (75%) most highly compensated employees are male while 3 of the 12 (25%) are female. Note:  The Form 990 does not reported gender; determinations were made based on name and google searches.

APA paid for social club dues for Arthur C Evans.

APA provided an “Executive Supplemental Compensation and Transitional Benefit Allowance” to eligible employees:

  • $82,504:  Arthur C Evans
  • $61,692:  Archie L Turner
  • $55,516  Tony Habash
  • $53,083:  Jaime L Diaz-Granados

APA paid $106,738 to Elena J Eisman (severance).

$84,953 in accrued compensation for George Kowal was done by APA.

85 independent contractors received more than $100,000 in compensation. The five (5) most highly compensated were reported to be:

  • $3.2 million:  Automated Graphic Systems, of Boston, MA for publishing services
  • $3.0 million:  CENVEO Publisher Services, of Philadelphia, PA for publishing services
  • $2.3 million:  Sheridan Press Inc, of Hanover, PA for publishing services
  • $1.1 million:  Grand Hyatt Washington, of Washington, DC for hospitality services
  • $1.1 million:  BrightKey, Inc, of Annapolis, MD for fulfillment services

To read the IRS Form 990 (2019), click here.

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