Trade associations have a strong presence in the Washington area. They help defend their members’ reputation and, as the National Journal reports, are increasingly running their groups like businesses. The National Journal created a list of the 25 highest-paid leaders at trade associations, based on deferred compensation, bonuses and benefits received according to the most recent data. Here’s a look at some of them.
Rich Umbdenstock, president of the American Hospital Association, is seen here with Vice President Biden. Umbdenstock earned $1.8 million.Ron Edmonds/AP
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