chairman of the board

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Highest ranking officer in a firm's board of directors who presides over the board's meetings, but may or may not have actual executive authority. In smaller firms, usually the same person holds the position of chairman and chief executive officer. Also called chairperson of the board. See also board of directors.

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Mr. Sacks, chairman of the board, had to step down to tend to a family emergency, so Mr. Johnson was elected to take his place and help shape the company's vision for the future.
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After his second heart attack, Sam decided it was finally time to leave the stress behind, and with great relief resigned his position as Chairman of the Board.
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I think my ideas are very crucial to this company's success but the chairman of the board never agrees because I know he has something against me.
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