On Wed, Feb 1, 2012 at 6:20 AM, Stuart West <stuwest(a)gmail.com> wrote:
That's kind of an American thing I think. Many
organizations here have Vice Presidents, but instead of having a President have someone
with the title CEO or Executive Director instead.
On Jan 31, 2012, at 8:17 PM, MZMcBride wrote:
> Erik took on the temporary title "VP of Engineering and Product
> after Danese left. Just recently it was codified on wmfwiki.
> I don't really think much of job titles anywhere, but it seems strange to
> have a Vice President without having a President. Mostly just noting for
>  http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikitech-l/2011-June/054040.html
>  https://wikimediafoundation.org/w/index.php?diff=78986&oldid=78985
>  https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Staff_and_contractors
The problem you have, there, is thinking "president" is a title in
some historical inalienable sense. It isn't. Grammatically it can
still be used in the plain sense as denoting "he who presides".
Jussi-Ville Heiskanen, ~ [[User:Cimon Avaro]]