Tribune Company today announced the appointment of Chandler Bigelow as Chief Financial Officer, overseeing all corporate finance functions, including financial reporting, tax, audit and treasury. Effective immediately, Bigelow succeeds Don Grenesko, who is retiring.
Bigelow has been Tribune’s vice president/treasurer with responsibility for the company’s financing activities, cash management, short-term and retirement fund investments and risk-management programs since 2003. He began his Tribune career in 1998, and prior to his most recent position served as assistant treasurer, director/corporate finance and corporate finance manager.
Grenesko served as the company’s CFO for the past 17 years. He joined Tribune as treasury manager in 1980 and helped engineer the company’s initial stock offering in 1983. In 1985, Grenesko was named executive vice president/business operations for the Chicago Cubs, and from 1988 to 1991 he was the team’s president and CEO.
Grenesko and Bigelow were each instrumental in closing Tribune’s going-private transaction in December 2007.