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Top Paid Executives in Washington -- PICTURES

April 5, 2012

Want to know who makes the most money in Washington? See who gets paid top dollar among executives at trade associations, professional societies, interest groups, think tanks, and labor unions whose main organization has more than $10 million in revenue, lobbies the federal government, and/or has a presence in the Washington area.

(FOR MAGAZINE SUBSCRIBERS: See the full coverage and data)

Gary Shapiro, Consumer Electronics AssociationTotal compensation: $1,298,906(AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Jack Gerard, American Petroleum InstituteTotal compensation: $4,672,049(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

John Engler (former), National Association of Manufacturers Total compensation: $1,147,859(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)


Myles N. Brand (former), National Collegiate Athletic AssociationTotal compensation: $1,698,270(AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Pamela Bailey, Grocery Manufacturers AssociationTotal compensation: $2,850,438(Richard A. Bloom)

Frank Keating (former), American Council of Life InsurersTotal compensation: $1,818,747(ACLI)


Walter Isaacson, Aspen InstituteTotal compensation: $760,425(Aspen Institute)

Roger Goodell, National Football LeagueTotal compensation: $11,484,000(AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Richard N. Haass, Council on Foreign RelationsTotal compensation: $889,098(KEYSTONE/Laurent Gillieron)


Karen Ignagni, America’s Health Insurance PlansTotal compensation: $1,513,970(Richard A. Bloom)

Dr. John Seffrin, American Cancer SocietyTotal compensation: $2,270,450(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

John Castellani, former president of the Business RoundtableTotal compensation: $1,795,704(AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac)


Dale Stinton, National Assn. of RealtorsTotal compensation: $1.9M(National Assn. of Realtors)

Former Rep. Billy Tauzin, R-La., Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of AmericaTotal compensation: $11,517,329(Chet Susslin)

Gordon Smith, National Association of BroadcastersTotal compensation: $1,407,651(NAB)

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