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CHAIRMAN. The presiding officer of a committee; as, chairman of the committee of ways and means. The person selected to preside over a popular meeting, is also called a chairman or moderator.

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Hazel McAllan, 73, is chairwoman at Torry's Balnagask Community Centre
While Dr Fatima Al Kooheji was elected as the chairwoman of the woman and child committee and newcomer Faisal Al Nuaimi as vice-chairman.
Merkel, 64, has been chairwoman of her conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) since 2000 and chancellor since 2005.
In response NCC Chairwoman Chan said that currently 5G is on track for 2020.
Daniel Manatad, Rafael Salido and Fernando Dumpa were wounded in a shootout with the suspects during a raid on the house of Cherry Barros, chairwoman of Barangay Kinawe.
Manu Patiar, the court chairwoman at Llandudno, said the offences were while on a community order.
She is chairwoman of governors at Coety Primary and has been for the last 20 years and has also served as the chairwoman of the county council's audit committee and as chairwoman and vice chairwoman of the Coychurch Crematorium Committee.
Summary: Council chairwoman: Emirati Women's Day reflects interest in celebrating women's role
Teenager Jade Smith made an official complaint to Tory HQ claiming she had been targeted by the chairwoman of her local South Tees Conservative Association.
(AP) -- The troubled College of DuPage in suburban Chicago has a new board chairwoman.
Edna Robinson stood down as chairwoman and has been replaced temporarily by Liz Cross, a non-executive director of the trust.