Top-paid staff in associations

Top-staff pay up 7.1%; to make the list a staffer had to earn more than $677k.

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Who are the top-paid #association staffers? CEO Update lists salaries for 200 of the highest earners. Annual compensation for this group starts at $678K and climbs into the millions. #assnchat

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In her first State of American Business address as CEO of @USChamber, Suzanne Clark defended large corporations from critics who say they hold too much market power and urged “business advocates” to push back against extreme partisanship. #assnchat

Meetings update: The Toy #Association (@TheToyAssoc) and @FMI_ORG are the latest groups to cancel upcoming in-person events due to COVID-19, but cancellations remain the exception, with @NRFnews and @NSSF moving forward with their trade shows. #assnchat

Reeling in talent: #Associations are using flexible schedules, parental leave and other benefits to help attract and retain staff in a tight labor market. #assnchat

CEO Chris Kersting will retire at the end of January after leading Specialty Equipment Market #Association (@SEMAMembers) for nearly 20 years; group is known for its huge automotive trade shows. More association departures and arrivals: @SEMASHOW #assnchat

Chicago-based #Association Forum chooses Artesha Moore (@artesha20601) as its next CEO, starting Feb. 14. Moore joins @assocforum from American Geophysical Union, where she is VP, affiliation, engagement and membership. #assnchat @theAGU

Entertainment Software #Association (@theESA), two other groups cancel events due to COVID-19 surge, but most associations press on. Consumer Technology Association (@CTATech) reports attendance at recent CES was 70% lower than its 2020 show. #assnchat

Liz Clark, CEO of @IHRSA, The Global Health & Fitness #Association, has an industry to save. The pandemic shut down about a quarter of gyms and fitness studios. “We did not have the political relationships that we needed to have,” she said. #assnchat