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Top compensations in General Counsel

Name Hire date Compensation
Daniel Sharphorn 12/1/2007 $390,000
Omar Syed 10/15/2007 $218,032
Bethlynn Maxwell 4/18/1997 $202,880
Kirk Tames 2/1/2005 $190,954
Tamra English 6/25/2012 $177,632

Top General Counsel, Asst compensations at General Counsel

Name Hire Date Compensation
Edwin Smith 3/20/2000 $137,100
Sara Mack 8/1/2015 $134,160
Donald Jansen 5/29/2007 $132,880
Dana Hollingsworth 9/22/1997 $130,232
James Cox 3/12/2012 $128,750


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