executive secretary


Definition of executive secretary

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

Examples of executive secretary in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Board of Control includes Mike Clines, superintendent of the Diocese of Covington; and Matt Wilhoite, athletic director for Kenton County Schools and current executive secretary of the Northern Kentucky Athletic Conference. James Weber, The Enquirer, "KHSAA delays start of official fall practice to August 3; season openers still on schedule," 11 July 2020 Slowing the pace On Monday, during the meeting of a committee that advises the Federal Aviation Administration on commercial space, the topic came up during a discussion with Scott Pace, executive secretary of the National Space Council. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Enthusiasm for point-to-point travel may be premature, space official says," 22 June 2020 Harriet Applegate, executive secretary of North Shore AFL-CIO Cleveland, said one of the more significant issues at hand is the passing of the HEROES Act, a stimulus package to help the country with economic relief. Kaylee Remington, cleveland, "Cleveland workers caravan to city’s federal building for racial and economic justice," 17 June 2020 The late Arthur Johnson, an educator and activist who came to Detroit in 1950 from Jim Crow Georgia to serve as executive secretary of the local branch of the NAACP, was startled to see the way police treated Black residents. Freep.com, "DPD's troubled relationship with Black Detroiters spans decades," 14 June 2020 Mark Riker, executive secretary of the Washington State Building and Construction Trades Council, said the groups put aside their differences to focus on worker safety and restarting construction as soon as possible. oregonlive, "Washington Gov. Inslee: Construction projects can resume, with distancing," 25 Apr. 2020 In addition to its lack of a new Secretary, the department currently has no permanent Deputy Secretary, chief of staff, executive secretary, or undersecretary for management. Susan B. Glasser, The New Yorker, "The Coronavirus Is the World’s Only Superpower," 2 Apr. 2020 The meeting will be convened at a later date, said Dr. Scott Pace, deputy assistant to the President and executive secretary of the National Space Council, in a statement emailed to Fox News. Fox News, "As coronavirus pandemic continues, NASA will 'assess the potential impact on our missions'," 24 Mar. 2020 The hotel has roughly 5 percent occupancy, and 95 percent of the staff is not working at the moment, according to John Boardman, the executive secretary-treasurer of Unite Here Local 25, a union with 174 workers at the hotel. Ben Protess, New York Times, "The War on Coronavirus Comes to Trump Properties," 20 Mar. 2020

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1915, in the meaning defined above

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“Executive secretary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/executive%20secretary. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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