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High CEO turnover rate makes severance crucial, experts say

Panelists at a CEO Update Live event say that more association executives are pushing for larger packages

Dec. 3, 2013
By Mark Tarallo

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Panelists (from left) Art Herold, Leslie Hortum and Brian Vogel discuss executive compensation trends during a CEO Update forum on Dec. 3.

These days, many if not most association CEOs can make a relatively safe assumption about their careers.

“You are going to be fired at some point,” says Brian Vogel, a compensation expert and senior principal at Quatt Associates consultancy. (Vogel spoke at a CEO Update Live forum, “Executive Compensation in Associations and Nonprofits,” held Dec. 3 at the SunTrust headquarters building in downtown Washington, D.C.).