policy maker

A policy maker is someone who creates ideas and plans, especially those carried out by a business or government. A mayor, a school board, a corporation’s board of directors, and the President of the United States are all policy makers.

Policy refers to the plans that a government or business follows. A policy isn’t a law; it’s more like a plan of action. A policy maker is someone who makes policies. Surprise! (Not.) In a government, there are many policy makers, including the President and his advisers. In business, members of the board of directors may be the primary policy makers, but usually a policy maker refers to someone in politics.

Definitions of policy maker
  1. noun
    someone who sets the plan pursued by a government or business etc.
    policy makers often make the right decision for the wrong reason”
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    type of:
    important person, influential person, personage
    a person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events
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