Re: Compensation of Chief Scout Executive
Ted Burton (egburton@VALINT.NET)
Tue, 22 Sep 1998 22:15:40 -0700
At 13:43 -0700 on 9/21/98, Mark Riffey mailed Re: Compensation of Chief
>Keep in mind, folks....these people could easily leave the BSA (etc) and
>get jobs in corporate America making 5-10x what they make now. Thats
>probably where many of them came from. Look at Gerster's salary at IBM
>(last year about $5MM in stock options *plus* his salary of
>multi-millions), for example.
>The connections of an executive at this level bring a lot to the table.
>Those connections in the corporate world might easily add up to the salary
>this guy is making. One would hope that the Chief Exec "uses his resources"
>just like we do, and Ill bet he does.
>Anyhow, few people are qualified to do the fundraising and schmoozing
>necessary at the level these people operate at. Few people are qualified to
>run multi-million dollar organizations with thousands of people spread all
>over the country. Those people cost money.
I agree completely with Mr. Riffey on this one, and would only add that the
problem is that business executives and sports stars are all paid way too
much in a country where ordinary folk can go hungry. So long as the best
organizers and managers can command that kind of money, we either compete
or accept less than best.
I have great difficulty thinking anyone is worth more than a couple of
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