point person


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she's become known as the point person for the state department's Middle East policy

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The House plans to vote on a separate border package next week, according to Representative Henry Cuellar, a Texas Democrat who has become a point person on the issue for Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Erik Wasson, Fortune, "Senators Reach Bipartisan Deal on a Border Funding Package," 6 Apr. 2019 If the partner currently doing less admin takes on the next task, such as setting up the account for ordering groceries, the stickiness principle will help keep him or her as the point person for future orders from that store. Elizabeth Emens, WSJ, "The Stickiness of ‘Life Admin’," 30 Dec. 2018 Underscoring its importance in the fight against opioid addiction, the Commissioned Corps is overseen by HHS' assistant secretary for health, Brett Giroir, a four-star admiral and physician who is HHS' point person on the epidemic. Jayne O'donnell, USA TODAY, "'Thank you for your service:' Surgeon General's uniformed corps battles opioid epidemic," 18 Apr. 2018 If the company wants a coffee brand to seize on a particular cultural event or moment, for example, executives can call a point person in the coffee group, Mr. Tanner said. Alexandra Bruell, WSJ, "J.M. Smucker Revamps Marketing Strategy to Keep Up With Changes, Spur Growth," 29 Oct. 2018 Chief of Staff John Kelly and White House lawyer Emmet T. Flood, recently made a point person for the special counsel’s investigation, also were also present for parts of the discussions. BostonGlobe.com, "Democrats and Republicans briefed on FBI source who aided Russia probe," 24 May 2018 This is usually your point person for questions and communications. Brett Martin, House Beautiful, "See The Definitions Of Common Renovation Terms," 26 Dec. 2018 Shoecraft, who admired the organization’s track record, became the point person between the organization and black male students interested in applying for the scholarship Real Life would administer in $2,000 chunks over five years. Marcus Harrison Green, The Seattle Times, "Trying to make good on someone else’s promise: new group helps 10 Seattle kids pay for college," 16 Sep. 2018 In addition, a single primary contract manager should be the point person for all additional subcontractors, the report states. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "Mapping what it would take for a renaissance for nuclear energy," 7 Sep. 2018

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1977, in the meaning defined above

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