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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Casting Vote
... 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 own ... 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 ...
ROC Presidential Election, 2004 - Formation of The Tickets - Kuomintang and People First Party
... ticket representing the entire Pan-Blue Coalition with Lien Chan for president and James Soong for vice president ... the two men to agree upon who would run for president and who would run for vice president ... of Lien in 2000 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 of that office (for example 1st Vice ... In some cases vice presidents are given titles due to their specific responsibilities, for example Vice President of Operations, Finance, etc ...
Nanosolar - Management
... hired 3 new sales marketing executives Stephan Hansen, executive vice president of Worldwide Sales Roy Shaw, head of North America Sales and Stefan Zschiegner, vice president of Worldwide ... 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. 11, 2012, Nanosolar appointed Karl Steigele to the position of President COO ...
Gary Marsh
... Gary Marsh is President and Chief Creative Officer for Disney Channel Worldwide, where he develops and produces Disney Channel Original Series, 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 ...

Famous quotes containing the words president and/or vice:

    “Justice” was done, and the President of the Immortals, in Æschylean phrase, had ended his sport with Tess. And the d’Urberville knights and dames slept on in their tombs unknowing. The two speechless gazers bent themselves down to the earth, as if in prayer, and remained thus a long time, absolutely motionless: the flag continued to wave silently. As soon as they had strength they arose, joined hands again, and went on.
    The End
    Thomas Hardy (1840–1928)

    Hypocrisy is an homage that vice renders to virtue.
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613–1680)