executive secretary

noun

Definition of executive secretary

: a secretary having administrative duties especially : an official responsible for administering the activities and business affairs of an organization

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Aslan Mussin was executive secretary to the dictator of Kazakhstan from 2008 to 2012. Mary Anastasia O’grady, WSJ, "How the U.N. Bullies a U.S. Ally," 23 Dec. 2018 The council's executive secretary, Scott Pace, told reporters before the meeting that space is becoming increasingly congested and current guidelines are inadequate to address the challenge. Marcia Dunn, chicagotribune.com, "President Trump announces plans for Pentagon to create 'Space Force'," 18 June 2018 Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, said Sunday at the closing press briefing for the Bangkok meeting that progress was made on most issues but nothing was finalized. Kaweewit Kaewjinda, Fox News, "Bangkok meet fails to finalize draft on climate change rules," 9 Sep. 2018 Finally, an emergency telephone call was placed to Maurice H. Bailey, who ran the Shubert and was playing bridge at the local country club, according to Edith Goodmaster, his executive secretary at the time. Frank Rizzo, New York Times, "At First Performance of ‘My Fair Lady,’ the Drama Was Offstage," 13 Apr. 2018 Cristiana Pașca Palmer, the executive secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, tells Watts the world needs a biodiversity pact the same stature as the Paris Climate Accords. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Australian Reptiles And a Toad Named After Gollum on Latest Endangered Species Update," 6 July 2018 The executive secretary for the superintendent and school board appears to also be vacant for the moment. Ricardo Cano, azcentral, "'We're asking for help': State will take over dysfunctional Murphy school district," 25 June 2018 The council's executive secretary, Scott Pace, told reporters before the meeting that space is becoming increasingly congested and current guidelines are inadequate to address the challenge. Andrew O'reilly, Fox News, "Trump orders establishment of 'space force' as 6th branch of military," 18 June 2018 But administration officials said Mr. Fleitz was unlikely to play a significant role in shaping policy because he was expected to focus largely on administrative issues in his role as chief of staff and executive secretary. Dion Nissenbaum, WSJ, "John Bolton’s Deputy Draws Ire of Jewish, Muslim Groups," 1 June 2018

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1915, in the meaning defined above

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