What is vice president?

  • (noun): An executive officer ranking immediately below a president; may serve in the president's place under certain circumstances.
    Synonyms: V.P.

Vice President

A vice president (British English - government: vice-president; business: director) is an officer in government or business who is below a president (managing director) in rank. The name comes from the Latin vice meaning 'in place of'. In some countries, the vice president is called the deputy president. A common colloquial term for the office is vee-pee, deriving from a phonetic interpretation of the abbreviation VP.

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Gary Marsh
... Gary Marsh is President and Chief Creative Officer for Disney Channel Worldwide, where he develops and produces Disney Channel Original Series, Disney Channel Original Movies and Disney ... He was made Vice President eight months later and in 1994, became Senior Vice President ... In 1999, he was promoted to Executive Vice President and in 2001, Marsh assumed the role of Executive Vice President, Original Programming and Production, Disney Channel ...
Casting Vote
... who hold casting votes are the Speaker of the British House of Commons and the Vice President of the United States (in his constitutional capacity as President of the United States Senate) ... An example is the Vice President of the United States, who may exercise his casting vote in the Senate according to his party affiliation or according to his ... By virtue of the Vice President's casting vote, when the Senate as elected is equally divided between two parties, the Vice President's party automatically becomes the official majority party in the ...
ROC Presidential Election, 2004 - Formation of The Tickets - Kuomintang and People First Party
... combined ticket representing the entire Pan-Blue Coalition with Lien Chan for president and James Soong for vice president ... to be difficult for the two men to agree upon who would run for president and who would run for vice president ... and was thought to be much more charismatic than Lien, he ended up running for vice president ...
Vice President - In Clubs and Other Related Associations
... In most clubs as well as other organizations, one or multiple Vice Presidents are elected by the members of the organization ... When multiple vice presidents are elected, the positions are usually numbered to prevent confusion as to who may preside or succeed to the office of president upon vacancy ... In some cases vice presidents are given titles due to their specific responsibilities, for example Vice President of Operations, Finance, etc ...
Nanosolar - Management
... executives Stephan Hansen, executive vice president of Worldwide Sales Roy Shaw, head of North America Sales and Stefan Zschiegner, vice president of Worldwide Marketing ... Zschiegner most recently was vice president of Global Product Management and Applications at First Solar, where he focused on solutions for emerging markets, balance-of-system and module product ... Nanosolar appointed Karl Steigele to the position of President COO ...

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