A Chapter Executive Director is a paid employee who manages the organization. His/her role is to design, develop and implement strategic plans for their organization in a cost-effective and time-efficient manner. The Executive Director is also responsible for the day-to-day operation of the organization, including managing committees and staff and developing strategic plans in collaboration with the board for the future of the organization. In essence, the board grants the Executive Director the authority to run the organization. He/she is accountable to the President of the Board and reports to the board on a regular basis - quarterly, semiannually, or annually. The Board may offer suggestions and ideas about how to improve the organization, but the Executive Director decides whether or not, and how, to implement these ideas.