Median CEO compensation is 4.6 percent of revenue

Data skewed by large number of smaller groups where pay is proportionally greater; but even some major groups pay CEOs more. “If you’re good, don’t be afraid to ask for what you think is just compensation,” Air Conditioning Contractors of America CEO Paul Stalknecht said. "But (CEOs) also have to be respectful of the size of the organization and its ability to pay. If you have a $1 million budget, asking for $700,000 is crazy."

Clark returns to U.S. Chamber in a new role

Suzanne Clark rejoins the U.S. Chamber of Commerce later this month as an executive vice president, a position created specifically for her. Clark was COO and EVP when she left the organization in 2007. “Suzanne has long been and remains a trusted friend and key adviser,” said CEO Tom Donohue.

CEO Update Live: Recruit for culture, compatibility

An expert panel assembled by CEO Update said the importance of culture in vetting job candidates cannot be overemphasized—now and for the future. “With each new senior hire, you have a chance to impact the evolution of that culture,” said Dawn Sweeney, CEO of the National Restaurant Association.

Former congressman to lead CUNA

CUNA taps Jim Nussle, a seasoned political player, as top executive. “(His) experience at the highest levels of Congress and the federal executive branch, as well as his time in association leadership, positions him well to lead our association and represent our members,” board member Susan Streifel said.