Here's some new information to consider as we evaluate the accountability and effectiveness of HRC -- total compensation amounts of the top leaders.
Surely these totals are in line with what people in similar positions make at other nonprofit advocacy organizations with budgets of $38 million, so my point here is not that the salaries and contributions to benefits packages at HRC are necessarily outrageously high, but rather I want to simply sunshine the information because I see my role as the queer town crier.
Here's the list of names, positions and total compensation amounts:
Joe Solmonese, Executive Director
Cathy Nelson, Development Director
Cynthia Stachelberg, Legislative Director
David M. Smith, Policy Director
Cheryl Jacques, Former Executive Director
Susanne Salkind, Management Director
Andrea Green, Treasurer
Kevin Layton, General Counsel
Elizabeth Seaton, Legal Director
Mary Breslauer, Board Member
Timothy Bahr, Major Gifts
Mark Shields, Coming Out Project
Daryl Herrschaft, Workplace Project
Matthew Bayer, Major Gifts
This information was culled from the HRC and HRC Foundation IRS 990 reports, which are posted on the HRC site for all to read and I wish to applaud the group for providing this small degree of transparency to their constituency.