chairperson (noun, chair-per-son, \ ˈtʃerpɜːrsn \) of the board (noun, board, \ bɔːrd \)
Definition: is a man or woman that holds the position of the top-ranked officer on a company’s board of directors and that is tasked with governing all of the board’s scheduled meetings. The chairperson is either voted for or appointed by the rest of the board and can have executive powers, but that isn’t always the case. In smaller companies, the board’s chairperson is traditionally the same individual that is assigned as the firm’s chief executive officer.
In a Sentence:
Monica was rewarded for her years of hard service with a chairperson of the board position. It was hard for a woman to be assigned to such a post in an oil company, but her talent and dedication made her the sensible choice for the enterprise’s progress.
As the newly-elected chairperson of the board at Kinetic Drive, John Neville was responsible for presiding over all of the board’s meetings. This wasn’t easy, as he had to ensure that all directors were working efficiently.
Synonyms and related words: board of directors, chief executive officer, chair, chief financial officer