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Chair of the Board

In a publicly-traded company, the highest ranking member of the board of directors. The chair is elected by the board, presides over meetings, and acts as a liaison between management and shareholders. The chair has the responsibility to ensure that the company's policies are being properly enforced to benefit shareholders. As such, he/she guides the board in establishing general policies for the organization, including dividend policies, and hiring or firing major executives. He/she is answerable to shareholders for his/her decisions, but is, in general, the most powerful officer in the company.

chairperson

  1. a person who organizes and runs a committee, drawing up the agenda for each committee meeting, ensuring the orderly conduct of the meeting and approving the minutes or records of the meeting.
  2. a person who organizes and runs the BOARD OF DIRECTORS of a JOINT STOCK COMPANY. See DIRECTOR.
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They accused the chairpersons of not taking the business of the House seriously even as they called for tougher sanctions against the truant leadership.
According to law, first of all chairperson of the commission would be appointed after which names of members would be finalized and new commission would start functioning.
Today, women chairpersons in India broadly fall under one of three brackets: those who come from the founding family, first-generation entrepreneurs, and professionals including India heads of multinational companies, such as HSBC India's Naina Lal Kidwai.
We also recognize that boards must be increasingly vigilant to this aspect of leadership structure as the recent fervor for corporate icons such as Bank of America, Office Depot, Texas Instruments, and Weyerhaeuser to adopt an independent board chairperson attests.
Ideally, however, deans will attempt to establish a team mentality so that department chairpersons and dean are working collaboratively to succeed programmatically, to address existing problems, to envision potential growth areas, and to reach out to constituencies.
Once the topic has been selected the Seminar Coordinator solicits names of experts in the topic under consideration from the Chairperson, NRA President, NRA Executive Director and others in the Field of Rehabilitation (and other relevant fields) specializing in the topic under study.
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As for inservice presentations, committee chairpersons and members are a knowledgeable and readily available resource.
As the honorary chairpersons, Black, Jimenez and the Knowles family will help to support music education throughout Texas by lending time and talent to TMP initiatives.
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The Parliament of Kyrgyzstan today approved chairpersons of 8 parliamentary committees.