Post 200: Top D.C. Area Businesses

The D.C. Area's Highest-Paid Executives in 2007

Thomas J. Fitzpatrick Michael L. Chasen Malon Wilkus Van B. Honeycutt Nicholas D. Chabraja Richard D. Fairbank J. Willard Marriott Jr. Richard F. Syron Dennis R. Wraase David Schaeffer Paul T. Hanrahan Randall M. Griffin William J. Shaw

The Washington Post's annual executive compensation survey covers top executives of local companies and is drawn from publicly available data filed with the SEC. This year's survey covered 353 executives at 96 firms. | Methodology

Personal Drivers and Financial Planners? A Look at Executive Perks
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Essay: The Jobs That Bind

As a region, we are divided by many things: income, geography, race, religion, crime and politics, to name just a few. But when it comes to workaday life, we are more alike than different.

[Steven Pearlstein]

The Tech Boom Mirage

Steven Pearlstein writes that the past decade of unparalleled economic growth for the region was hardly driven by the tech industry.


Intelligence Factor

Can the region's brainy workforce keep the knowledge economy humming? Discuss.

State of the D.C. Economy

Washington isn't immune to the current downturn, but it does have its own particular economic strengths.

Graphics: At a Glance

[Revenue and Profits]

Area Revenue

Compare revenue for local companies and explore profits and losses among local public firms.


By the Numbers

Who are the largest employers? Where are Post 200 companies located? Which are the most profitable?

Federal Diary

[Stephen Barr]

D.C.'s Megacorporation

With its 3 million employees doing business in 134 countries, the Defense Department's business goes far beyond war fighting.

Company Spotlight

[Post 200 Company]

Marriott International

Marriott manages about 3,000 hotels including the Marriott brand, the exclusive J.W. Marriott, the ritzy Ritz-Carlton, and the more downscale Courtyard and Fairfield Inn.

Test Your Knowledge

Who is the Post 200?

How well do you know the trivial facts about local companies and their CEOs?

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