Executive Compensation 2010

How do the region's chief executives stack up when it comes to their pay? For an answer, Capital Business commissioned Equilar, an executive compensation research firm, to analyze the annual pay of CEOs at 100 of the area's largest public companies.

Equilar examined the compensation totals for the chief executives serving as of the close of the companies' most recent completed fiscal year ended on or after March 31, 2010, which means in some cases an executive may have since moved on. So consider this listing a snapshot in time.

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    Rank Executive Title Company Cash Total Other Total Total Compensation
    1 David M. Zaslav President & CEO Discovery Communications $6,410,000 $36,179,296 $42,589,296
    2 Paul C. Saville President & CEO NVR $1,281,299 $29,598,513 $30,879,812
    3 Wesley G. Bush 1 President & CEO Northrop Grumman $4,372,115 $17,777,310 $22,149,425
    4 Robert J. Stevens Chairman & CEO Lockheed Martin $10,450,000 $8,668,612 $19,118,612
    5 H. Lawrence Culp, Jr. President & CEO Danaher $5,517,778 $11,512,222 $17,030,000
    6 Martine A. Rothblatt Chairman & CEO United Therapeutics $1,774,768 $14,319,884 $16,094,652
    7 Richard D. Fairbank Chairman, President & CEO Capital One $0 $14,850,675 $14,850,675
    8 Jay L. Johnson Chairman & CEO General Dynamics $4,500,000 $9,251,115 $13,751,115
    9 Allen F. Wise Chairman & CEO Coventry Health Care $6,350,000 $7,297,413 $13,647,413
    10 H. Thomas Watkins President & CEO Human Genome Sciences $1,266,923 $8,588,400 $9,855,323
    11 Donald C. Wood President & CEO Federal Realty Investment Trust $1,848,154 $7,914,338 $9,762,492
    12 J. Willard Marriott, Jr. Chairman & CEO Marriott International $3,521,482 $6,099,387 $9,620,869
    13 Mark S. Ordan CEO Sunrise Senior Living $5,602,500 $3,132,000 $8,734,500
    14 Malon Wilkus Chairman & CEO American Capital $4,495,000 $4,160,221 $8,655,221
    15 Craig A. Dubow Chairman & CEO Gannett $2,730,769 $5,196,365 $7,927,134
    16 Paul T. Hanrahan President & CEO AES $5,065,400 $2,803,320 $7,868,720
    17 A. L. Giannopoulos Chairman, President & CEO Micros Systems $6,166,944 $1,677,745 $7,844,689
    18 W. Edward Walter President & CEO Host Hotels & Resorts $2,031,503 $5,506,921 $7,538,424
    19 Richard J. Hendrix President & CEO FBR Capital Markets $1,150,000 $5,942,252 $7,092,252
    20 Magid M. Abraham President & CEO ComScore $393,125 $6,171,107 $6,564,232
    21 Randall M. Griffin CEO Corporate Office Properties Trust $1,676,372 $4,376,638 $6,053,010
    22 Alfred C. Liggins, III President & CEO Radio One $2,109,992 $3,249,673 * $5,359,665
    23 Charles E. Haldeman, Jr. CEO Freddie Mac $5,134,700 $104,374 $5,239,074
    24 Alfred E. Festa Chairman, President & CEO WR Grace & Co $2,390,110 $2,821,849 $5,211,959
    25 Walter P. Havenstein CEO SAIC $2,077,750 $3,075,290 $5,153,040
    26 Steven P. Dussek CEO NII Holdings $1,810,337 $3,066,192 $4,876,529
    27 Michael J. Williams President & CEO Fannie Mae $4,745,000 $16,300 $4,761,300
    28 Paul M. Cofoni President & CEO CACI International $2,483,526 $2,193,477 $4,677,003
    29 William T. Kerr 2 President & CEO Arbitron $1,769,231 $2,885,812 $4,655,043
    30 Stephen P. Joyce President & CEO Choice Hotels International $1,796,671 $2,731,361 $4,528,032
    31 John K. Welch President & CEO USEC $2,064,600 $2,334,511 $4,399,111
    32 David T. Blair CEO Catalyst Health Solutions $2,035,385 $2,318,809 $4,354,194
    33 Bryce Blair Chairman & CEO AvalonBay Communities $2,091,869 $2,226,040 $4,317,909
    34 Ralph W. Shrader Chairman, President & CEO Booz Allen Hamilton $2,721,645 $1,474,503 $4,196,148
    35 Kevin T. Parker Chairman, President & CEO Deltek $936,075 $3,139,705 $4,075,780
    36 David Schaeffer Chairman, President & CEO Cogent Communications Group $323,122 $3,667,751 $3,990,873
    37 Michael J. Saylor Chairman, President & CEO MicroStrategy $2,807,000 $1,167,553 $3,974,553
    38 Richard E. Rudman Chairman, President & CEO Vocus $793,250 $3,180,472 $3,973,722
    39 Michael L. Chasen President & CEO Blackboard $1,252,417 $2,389,704 $3,642,121
    40 George J. Pedersen Chairman & CEO ManTech International $3,085,206 $184,940 $3,270,146
    41 Richard A. Montoni President & CEO Maximus $1,400,000 $1,858,409 $3,258,409
    42 Mark W. Brugger CEO DiamondRock Hospitality $1,470,750 $1,537,046 $3,007,796
    43 Hossein Fateh President & CEO DuPont Fabros Technology $1,029,808 $1,972,442 $3,002,250
    44 Michael A. Gerber President & CEO Farmer Mac $1,563,128 $1,437,615 $3,000,743
    45 Mihael H. Polymeropoulos President & CEO Vanda Pharmaceuticals $852,147 $2,138,875 $2,991,022
    46 Joseph M. Rigby Chairman, President & CEO Pepco Holdings $881,667 $2,082,329 $2,963,996
    47 Joseph L. Cowan 3 President & CEO Online Resources $536,488 $2,250,000 $2,786,488
    48 Michael D. Barnello President & CEO LaSalle Hotel Properties $1,500,000 $1,284,937 $2,784,937
    49 Sudhakar Kesavan Chairman & CEO ICF International $1,178,391 $1,582,225 $2,760,616
    50 Ronald J. Packard CEO K12 $946,200 $1,731,604 $2,677,804
    51 Fuad El-Hibri Chairman & CEO Emergent BioSolutions $1,357,478 $1,261,588 $2,619,066
    52 Michael R. Stanfield Chairman & CEO Intersections $420,000 $2,031,682 $2,451,682
    53 Andrew C. Florance President & CEO CoStar Group $807,119 $1,625,952 $2,433,071
    54 Terry D. McCallister 4 Chairman & CEO WGL Holdings $1,192,880 $1,168,425 $2,361,305
    55 Lisa A. Hook 5 President & CEO NeuStar $1,020,041 $1,317,885 $2,337,926
    56 Peter D. Aquino 6 Chairman, President & CEO Primus Telecommunications Group $967,331 $1,235,674 $2,203,005
    57 Ronald W. Kaplan Chairman, President & CEO Trex $1,126,250 $1,074,372 $2,200,622
    58 Gary B. Smith President & CEO Ciena $650,000 $1,514,517 $2,164,517
    59 Matthew M. O'Connell President & CEO GeoEye $1,056,596 $1,057,354 $2,113,950
    60 Vincent D. Kelly President & CEO USA Mobility $1,321,809 $744,918 $2,066,727
    61 Thomas L. Monahan, III Chairman & CEO Corporate Executive Board $1,491,250 $510,896 $2,002,146
    62 Pradman P. Kaul President & CEO Hughes Communications 7 $1,407,231 $574,994 $1,982,225
    63 William P. Angrick, III Chairman & CEO Liquidity Services $872,358 $1,054,401 $1,926,759
    64 David W. Thompson Chairman & CEO Orbital Sciences $1,216,000 $668,427 $1,884,427
    65 John C. Burris CEO Sourcefire $883,200 $979,369 $1,862,569
    66 William M. Walker Chairman, President & CEO Walker & Dunlop $1,240,606 $500,000 $1,740,606
    67 Maurice B. Tose Chairman, President & CEO TeleCommunication Systems $729,012 $984,469 $1,713,481
    68 Douglas J. Donatelli Chairman & CEO First Potomac Realty Trust $857,800 $799,080 $1,656,880
    69 Robert S. Silberman Chairman & CEO Strayer Education $1,540,000 $9,800 $1,549,800
    70 Jon E. Bortz Chairman, President & CEO Pebblebrook Hotel Trust $900,000 $638,846 $1,538,846
    71 Matthew J. Desch CEO Iridium Communications $1,404,000 $23,702 $1,427,702
    72 Stanton D. Sloane President & CEO SRA International 8 $1,306,441 $103,912 $1,410,353
    73 Maurice A. Gauthier President, Chief Operating Officer & CEO VSE $900,009 $465,968 $1,365,977
    74 Seth Grae President & CEO Lightbridge $598,104 $734,629 $1,332,733
    75 Roberta A. Lipson President & CEO Chindex International $476,242 $835,437 $1,311,679**
    76 Steven A. Museles 9 Co-CEO CapitalSource $1,300,000 $1,080 $1,301,080
    77 James J. Pieczynski 10 Co-CEO CapitalSource $1,300,000 $1,080 $1,301,080
    78 George F. McKenzie President & CEO Washington Real Estate Investment Trust $905,824 $382,844 $1,288,668
    79 John F. Hillen, III President & CEO Sotera Defense Solutions11 $665,373 $618,250 $1,283,623
    80 James P. Regan Chairman, President & CEO Dynamics Research $1,015,269 $115,682 $1,130,951
    81 Bernard H. Clineburg Chairman & CEO Cardinal Financial $851,731 $140,336 $992,067
    82 Alex P. Hart 12 President & CEO Tier Technologies $138,462 $836,879 $975,341
    83 Charles K. Narang Chairman & CEO NCI $948,457 $24,982 $973,439
    84 Scott N. Greenberg CEO GP Strategies Group $477,125 $391,394 $868,519
    85 Ronald D. Paul President & CEO Eagle Bancorp $813,000 $30,185 $843,185
    86 Ryuji Ueno Chairman, Chief Scientific Officer & CEO Sucampo Pharmaceuticals $833,191 $2,700 $835,891
    87 Michael Tessler President & CEO Broadsoft $650,000 $142,497 $792,497
    88 Daniel J. Schrider President & CEO Sandy Spring Bancorp $457,975 $226,767 $684,742
    89 Edward H. Bersoff 13 Chairman, President & CEO ATS $584,375 $86,788 $671,163
    90 Henry H. Graham, Jr. CEO TNS $621,850 $18,471 $640,321
    91 Christopher Clemente Chairman & CEO Comstock Homebuilding Companies $274,000 $274,000 $548,000
    92 Nicholas Schacht President & CEO Learning Tree International $399,500 $140,794 $540,294
    93 Leonard E. Moodispaw Chairman, President & CEO KEYW $479,380 $59,304 $538,684
    94 Peter A. Converse President & CEO Virginia Commerce Bancorp $429,000 $32,264 $461,264
    95 Donald E. Graham Chairman & CEO The Washington Post $400,000 $12,740 $412,740
    96 Rainer H. Bosselmann Chairman & CEO Argan $325,000 $80,500 $405,500
    97 Claire L. Kruger Chief Operating Officer & CEO Spherix $405,000 $0 $405,000
    98 Paul G. Casner, Jr. President & CEO Integral Systems 14 $387,000 $11,700 $398,700
    99 Sterling Phillips 15 President & CEO GTSI $25,000 $194,130 $219,130
    100 B. Francis Saul II Chairman & CEO Saul Centers $150,000 $64,902 $214,902
    101 Anthony L. Otten 16 CEO Versar $107,308 $35,577 $142,885

    SOURCE: Equilar, an executive compensation research firm.

    Notes about the data

    Footnotes

    1. Bush became CEO on January 1, 2010.

    2. Kerr became CEO on January 11, 2010. Salary not annualized.

    3. Cowan became CEO on June 15, 2010. Salary not annualized.

    4. McCallister became CEO on October 1, 2009.

    5. Hook became CEO on October 15, 2010.

    6. Aquino became CEO on October 12, 2010. Salary not annualized.

    7. Hughes Communication has since been bought by EchoStar Corp.

    8. Providence Equity Partners has reached an agreement to take SRA private.

    9. Mr. Museles became Co-CEO on January 1, 2010.

    10. Pieczynski became Co-CEO on January 1, 2010.

    11. Formerly known as Global Defense Technology & Systems; acquired by private equity entities effective April 4, 2011.

    12. Hart became CEO on August 16, 2010. Salary not annualized

    13. Bersoff left the CEO position on December 31, 2010.

    14. Integral Systems has since been bought by Kratos Defense & Security Solutions.

    15. Phillips became CEO on December 1, 2010. Salary not annualized.

    16. Otten became CEO on February 10, 2010. Salary not annualized.

    * A portion of this compensation is in the form of stock awards valued by Equilar using the closing share price on January 5, 2010, the date of grant.

    ** Fiscal 2010 represents a nine month transition period ending December 31, 2010, and accordingly compensation corresponds to the period from April 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010.

    Methodology

    To examine chief executive pay at nearly 100 of the largest public companies in the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia and Maryland region, Capital Business asked Equilar, an executive compensation data firm, to analyze pay data from corporate filings.

    Equilar compiled total annual compensation figures for the chief executives serving as of the close of the most recent completed fiscal year ended on or after March 31, 2010. For each chief executive studied, total annual compensation includes base salary, cash bonus payouts, the grant-date value of stock and option awards, and other compensation. Other compensation typically includes benefits and perquisites.

    At some companies, the leadership may have changed since our cutoff point, but we chose to report the compensation of the executive in place at the time to provide our best possible apples-to-apples comparison.

    Similarly, some companies have announced deals to go private, change names or be bought since the close of their fiscal year. We opted to include them, noting their current status.

    For each company, all components of compensation were collected directly from the Summary Compensation Table of the proxy statement.

    Grant-date values for equity awards represent the estimated value of new service-based and performance-based stock and option awards. Although companies disclose these values, there is no guarantee that an executive will actually realize the amounts shown. An executive may earn more or less depending on stock price movements and the achievement of vesting requirements or performance goals.

    Furthermore, Equilar's analysis reports equity awards in the fiscal year they were granted. Sometimes these awards are paid out over several years and have conditions attached, which could affect how much an executive ultimately collects. Also, in some cases, companies grant equity awards at the beginning of each fiscal year based on performance in the prior fiscal year. As a result, equity awards granted in a fiscal year should not necessarily be viewed as indicative of corporate performance in the same year.

    Finally, we shared the results of our survey with companies before publication so they could respond to any inaccuracies

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