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Definition chief executive officer; corporate executive with the highest authority and responsibility
  • But at age seventy-four, the president, CEO, and commander in chief of this here army still has the power.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • In 2005, Kay and I sold majority interest of Duck Commander to Korie and Willie, and Willie became the company's CEO.
    Phil Robertson  --  Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander
  • "New CEO of my old company," Will said, as the man finally departed with a wave.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • Zayd's grandfather on his dad's side (a patrician who was chairman and CEO of Commonwealth Edison Power) taught Zayd how to hunt.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • Larry Sills, age 72, is nothing like what I imagined the CEO of one of America's largest aftermarket auto-parts companies would look like.
    Adam Davidson  --  Making It in America
  • Even though Phil started Duck Commander and is considered a legend by duck hunters everywhere, he was really never comfortable in the role of CEO.
    Willie & Korie Robertson  --  The Duck Commander Family
  • JEFFREY HOLLENDER is president and CEO of Seventh Generation, a producer of environmentally safe household products.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • Instead of exacerbating the issue, he invited Milton Security's CEO to lunch.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
  • Among my CEO sample, almost a third were six foot two or taller.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • And it could be that the steel industry is just awaiting the CEO who can find gold in its mills.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • "I don't personally know him, but his name is Gil Stabel and he is the CEO of a company called Fortiscom."
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • He ran Novell, one of Silicon Valley's most important software firms, and in 2001, he became the chief executive officer of Google.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • But in early 2002, the new CEO of the Chicago Public Schools, Arne Duncan, contacted the study's authors.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • Arthur Blessing believed, our CEO, that true feeling flows upward from the streets, fully accessible to corporate adaptation.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • The angel is on the leather couch in what must have been some CEO's corner office.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • On the contrary, she had a real job, carrying out real investigations for Dragan Armansky, Milton's CEO.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • Roarke, president and CEO.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • He was the anachronism at the Circle, the flashy CEO, and created conflicted feelings among many of the utopian young Circlers.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Three decades later he had advanced to CEO and COO of the company.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • And none has served in a position of lower rank than chief executive officer of an interplanetary vessel.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender's Game

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