board of directors

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Noun1.board of directors - a group of persons chosen to govern the affairs of a corporation or other large institutionboard of directors - a group of persons chosen to govern the affairs of a corporation or other large institution
board - a committee having supervisory powers; "the board has seven members"
staggered board of directors - a board of directors a portion of whose members are elected each year instead of all members being elected annually
management - those in charge of running a business
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I have been credibly informed, and am inclined to believe, that the various boards of directors of railway companies, those gigantic jobbers and bribers, while quarrelling about everything else, agreed together some ten years back to buy up the learned profession of medicine, body and soul.
Weaver also serves on the Boards of Directors of several privately-held corporations.
Stuart serves on the Boards of Directors of Borden, Inc.
Fellow African American David Andrews joined the boards of directors of PG&E Corp.
The Act does not require private companies to have audit committee charters and, boards of directors of private companies are not even required to have audit committees.
It is well known that boards of directors of cooperative housing corporations have wide discretion in approving or disapproving a prospective purchaser of the shares of stock and proprietary lease allocated to a cooperative apartment.
Kline currently serves on the boards of directors of Cyallume Light Technology, Inc.