David Chipman has a lifelong career in the radio industry, starting when he was a teenager. Today, he is a Senior Vice President and Sales Director at Nielsen, a leading global provider of critical media information and analytics around consumer behavior. In this role, Chipman oversees several regional sales teams, covering more than 100 different metros, including three of the top five markets and 19 PPM markets.
He began his research career at Arbitron in 2001 as a Senior Account Manager for the Mid-Atlantic region. In 2007, he was promoted to Regional Manager, Director of Sales, and then VP/Sales Director when Nielsen acquired Arbitron in 2013 and now in his current role as Senior Vice President/Sales Director in 2015.
Prior to media research, he spent 19 years in the local radio industry in Utah, beginning as an on-air personality. Following his introduction to radio, he advanced to marketing leadership for several years before discovering his true acumen in broadcast sales. After numerous years selling radio, he started advancing through radio sales leadership.