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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In 1987, Mollie Ewig retired from her 30-year career as an executive secretary and left Brooklyn with her husband to retire in South Florida. Andrew Boryga, sun-sentinel.com, "A ‘prisoner in my own home’: She’s 96 and stranded by her broken elevator," 31 July 2019 Scott Pace, the executive secretary of the National Space Council, said in an interview. Christian Davenport, Washington Post, "Another front in the tensions between the U.S. and China: Space," 26 July 2019 Amelia taught in the Olmsted Falls school district and Clara, an executive secretary at a local bank. cleveland.com, "Frostville Museum reflects life in the 19th century: Olmsted Dates and Data," 28 June 2019 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, BostonGlobe.com, "President Trump tells Pentagon to create ‘Space Force’," 18 June 2018 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

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1915, in the meaning defined above

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