NEW YORK, Jan. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- David Kenny, Nielsen's Chief Executive Officer announced today the appointment of George D. Callard as Chief Legal Officer, effective January 22, 2019. Callard succeeds Eric J. Dale, who has served in the role since 2015 and resigned to pursue an opportunity outside of the company.
Callard has 25 years of extensive experience covering a broad range of administrative and legal responsibilities. Callard joins Nielsen from The Weather Channel television network, where he was President. His legal experience spans stints at AT&T Inc and NBCUniversal and finally at Weather Group LLC, the company that was created after certain assets of The Weather Company were sold to IBM. At The Weather Company, he was responsible for a variety of legal and government relations functions including mergers and acquisitions, regulatory and compliance issues, litigation, risk management, global strategic investments and joint ventures, intellectual property, global product and software development licensing, data and online privacy.
"George's experience, keen legal mind and thoughtful approach make him a terrific addition to our company at this time," commented Kenny.
"Nielsen's role as the trusted, independent source of truth that underpins markets around the world makes this a unique and powerful opportunity. I'm thrilled to join this team at this time of great evolution," commented Callard.
Callard received his JD from Case Western Reserve University School of Law and has a master's degree from the University of Cincinnati and a bachelor's degree from Union College.
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