board of directors
  1. a group of directors elected by the shareholders to run a company


    The bank has two representatives on the board of directors.

  2. a group of people elected by the shareholders to draw up company policy and to appoint the President and other executive officers who are responsible for managing the company

"...a proxy is the written authorization an investor sends to a stockholder meeting conveying his vote on a corporate resolution or the election of a company's board of directors" [Barrons]

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