What is Executive Director?

Legal Definition
An executive director is a chief executive officer (CEO) or managing director of an organization, company, or corporation. The title is widely used in North American non-profit organizations, though many United States nonprofits have adopted the title president or CEO.

Confusion can arise because the words executive and director occur both in this title and in titles of various members of some organizations' boards of directors. The precise meanings of these terms are discussed in the board of directors article.
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Legal Definition
A title typically in nonprofits than a commercial company. Usually a full-time employee in the role of working director finance, marketing, or operations. Position often scoped to allow for making director-level decisions.