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John Seffrin, American Cancer Society CEO: $1,045,887

John Seffrin, American Cancer Society CEO: $1,045,887
December 21, 2009 --

Dr. John Seffrin, CEO of the American Cancer Society since 1992, earned $1 million-plus last year thanks to a hefty deferred pay package, tax records show. The Atlanta-based non-profit, which eliminated 140 positions this year, paid Seffrin a base salary of $685,884 for the year ending Aug. 31, 2008. It also kicked in about $360,000 more toward his benefits and deferred compensation.

Michael F. Adams, University of Georgia president: $631,922

July 14, 2009 --

President, University of Georgia, FY 2008 salary and benefits. Adams also collected $16,090 for expenses from the university and two foundations supporting it, tax records show.