Executive vice presidents outrank vice presidents, typically being one
of the highest ranks in American business. The word executive is
added to the title to convey the position's executive power (the
holder's ability to issue directives to lower-level managers for
"A vice president is an officer in government or business who is next
in rank below a president.
The name comes from the Latin vice meaning in place of."
"Vice President" InvestorDictionary.com (2005)
"Executive Vice President: a vice president holding executive power"
"Executive Vice President" WordReference.com (2005)
"An Executive Order (EO) is a directive issued to executive-level
agencies, department heads, or other employees from the President
under the President's statutory, or constitutional powers. In many
ways, the EO is similar to written orders, or instructions the
president of a corporation might send to department heads or
"Executive Orders" About.com (December 18, 1997)
"The study found that women were more likely than men to be hired and
promoted to mid- and low-level management jobs -- such as vice
president, assistant vice president, secretary, treasurer and
comptroller -- positions where there were already significant numbers
of women. But they were far less likely than men to be hired or
promoted to top-level executive positions, such as president, chief
executive officer and senior executive vice president -- positions
where women were scarce. "
"Women have access to executive jobs only when other women
already hold such jobs, Cornell study finds
Findings have important implications for affirmative action
Cornell University (March 20, 1996)
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