American Israel Public Affairs Committee

Location: Washington, DC
Category: Advocacy or Public Service

Howard Kohr Executive Director

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee is one of the most influential lobbying groups in Washington, D.C., and is primarily concerned with promoting better ties between the United States and Israel through addressing shared national security concerns. Isaiah L. Kenan founded AIPAC as a lobbying division of the American Zionist Council in 1951. AIPAC claims to have more than 100,000 members as part of its grassroots network. The group asserts that a strong relationship between Israel and the United States is mutually advantageous. Its yearly national convention attracts upwards of 10,000 attendees from across the United States.

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Howard Kohr has served as the executive director of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee since 1996. The son of a holocaust survivor, Kohr has advocated for Israel in a number of capacities. He previously served as deputy director of the National Jewish Coalition, assistant Washington representative of the American Jewish Committee, and as a management fellow for the Department of Defense. He had served in a variety of staff positions at AIPAC prior to becoming executive director.

2012
Institution Total Expenses $67,978,782
Employees 364
Salary $556,232
Overpaid by 29%
2011
Institution Total Expenses $61,270,283
Employees 364
Salary $506,232
2010
Institution Total Expenses $64,397,446
Salary $472,500
2009
Salary $450,000
2008
Salary $469,462
1 Interim head of organization
2 Data from 2012
3 Data from 2011
4 Data from 2010
5 Data from 2009
6 Data from 2008
7 Data from 2007
8 Includes payment from SWC Museum Corp.
9 Predecessor's salary
10 Partial year
11 Not a 501(c)3
12 Annualized
13 Position currently vacant
14 As per Form 990, JNF declined to comment
15 Base salary
16 Data from president-elect period
17 2010 Employees
18 Legally exempt from public disclosure of salary
19 Highest paid professional, not CEO
20 Paid from two related organizations
21 Data from 2013

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