executive executive  /ɪɡ ˈzɛk jə tɪv/


  1. (n) a person responsible for the administration of a business
  2. (n) persons who administer the law
  3. (n) someone who manages a government agency or department
  4. (adj) having the function of carrying out plans or orders etc.



  1. Cheney's resistance to oversight by anyone congressional or executive isn't new.
  2. Big investors are pressuring companies to let them have some input on executive compensation.
  3. Krawcheck, a former chief executive on Wall Street, is also a possible contender for the top job.


  1. PokerStars chief executive agrees to $50 million forfeiture

    The chief executive of online gaming giant PokerStars agreed to forfeit $50 million to federal prosecutors to rid his himself of a two-year-old complaint filed by the U.S. government.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Rolling Good Times

  2. Executive items

    Marjorie “Marj” Shymske has been named president of Quest Construction Products, a wholly owned North Charleston-based subsidiary of Quest Specialty Chemicals. She has more than 30 years of experience in sales, marketing and management. Previously, she was president and chief executive officer of Victor Oolitic Stone Co., and she worked for 27 years in sales and management at Owens Corning.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Post and Courier

  3. Executive chef for former W.Va. governors dies

    HUNTINGTON -- Executive Chef VanBuren Henderson died Friday at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House in Huntington.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Huntington Herald-Dispatch


  1. "Quite frankly, BP blew it," he said. "You cut corners to save money and time. And as the chief executive officer of BP â€| you called for fewer people in the decision-making process. You stated individuals need to be accountable for...
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: Bart Stupak Source: Trading Markets (press release)

  2. As Montana Democrat Max Baucus, the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, said after Obama's precipitous action, the confirmation process "serves as a check on executive power and protects...... all Americans by ensuring that crucial questions...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Max Baucus Source: Washington Post (blog)

  3. McCain said that in his vice-presidential pick Palin he had "found just the right partner to help me shake up Washington''." "She has executive experience and a real record of accomplishment,'' he said, noting that she knows where she comes...
    on Sep 4, 2008 By: John McCain Source: The Australian

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