September 3, 2004
Chemical Society Draws Fire for Leader's High Pay
TOXIC PAY: Ten academic scientists have sent a letter of protest to the American Chemical Society's weekly newsmagazine objecting to the more than $750,000 that the group's executive director earned in 2002.
"ACS is a professional society, not a for-profit corporation, and yet the 2002 salary of then-executive director John K. Crum was $586,360," said the letter, which appeared in Chemical & Engineering News. The letter noted that expenses and bonuses raised Mr. Crum's total