account executive

noun

Definition of account executive

: a business executive (as in an advertising agency) responsible for dealing with a client's account

Examples of account executive in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Stadtmiller worked at the time as an account executive for Avco, which was named Crosley Broadcasting Corporation until 1968. Dave Clark, The Enquirer, 14 June 2022 For Alyssa Horowitz, a 27-year-old marketing account executive in New York City who said she is fully vaccinated and boosted, that joy is going to the movies. Alex Janin, WSJ, 13 Jan. 2022 Muller was a junior account executive for Young & Rubicam, an advertising agency. Kori Rumore, Chicago Tribune, 25 May 2022 By September, Jessica McBain, 34, who works as an account executive and splits her time between New York and Toronto, will have attended eight weddings this year: one in Mexico, one in Portugal and the rest in New York’s Hudson Valley and Canada. Jessica Iredale, WSJ, 14 May 2022 Think of your account executive (AE) as the quarterback who’s ultimately responsible for getting the touchdown, albeit with help from the rest of the team. Jon Miller, Forbes, 25 Apr. 2022 Prior to launching Jaline, Lopez spent over ten years in fashion working in various capacities including being an account executive, visual merchandising, and being a buyer. Meggen Taylor, Forbes, 26 Jan. 2022 Phil McGonigle, a start-up account executive who lives in Long Island, had a similar experience with his 6-year-old son. Kate Cray, The Atlantic, 25 Jan. 2022 The churn of jobs continued in the following years: a swim school, construction company, ride-sharing service, an account executive with a national real estate company and swim clinics. Los Angeles Times, 4 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of account executive

1931, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of account executive was in 1931

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account for (someone or something)

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Last Updated

22 Jun 2022

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“Account executive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/account%20executive. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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