point person

plural point people or point persons

Definition of point person

: a person (such as a principal spokesperson or advocate) who is in the forefront : point man sense 2

Examples of point person in a Sentence

she's become known as the point person for the state department's Middle East policy
Recent Examples on the Web In the weeks leading up to vacation, Woolley suggests clearing your to-do-list and designating a point person (or two) who can help field questions and jump on anything urgent during your absence. Jodi Helmer, Fortune, 6 July 2022 As vice president, Biden was President Obama’s point person on Afghanistan, passage of the Affordable Care Act, and reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. James Pindell, BostonGlobe.com, 1 June 2022 Vice President Kamala Harris, appointed as the administration's point person on immigration, traveled to Central America last year, but the efforts have not led to major action or progress. Joey Garrison, USA TODAY, 28 June 2022 In so many companies, clients build a relationship with a single point person. David Cristello, Forbes, 13 June 2022 Morgan is serving as a point person for several Ukrainian families resettling in the U.S. Mary Pflum, NBC News, 21 May 2022 Harris would be a natural point person for the administration to vocally raise the issue on the midterm campaign trail if the Supreme Court adopts the draft. Los Angeles Times, 4 May 2022 John Wang, 40, founded the market in 2015 and is still the main point person for the seasonal event. New York Times, 30 Apr. 2022 Martin was a key point person for the CNP in Trump’s reelection campaign. Anne Nelson, The New Republic, 18 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of point person

1976, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

18 Jul 2022

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“Point person.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/point%20person. Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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