Chandler Bigelow was named Executive Vice President/Chief Business Strategies and Operations Officer for Tribune Company in June 2013. Bigelow helps lead the ongoing transformation of Tribune’s traditional media businesses, and oversees the company’s equity investments and its real estate portfolio.
Bigelow served as Tribune’s EVP/Chief Financial Officer from 2008 to 2013, overseeing all corporate finance functions, including financial reporting, tax, audit and treasury. Prior to that, he was 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 beginning 2003.
Previously, Bigelow was assistant treasurer since 2001 and served as director/corporate finance from 2000 to 2001. He joined Tribune in 1998 as part of the Tribune Financial Development Program and became corporate finance manager in 1999.
Prior to Tribune, Bigelow was manager of investor relations for Spyglass, Inc., from 1996 to 1997. In 1994, he co-founded Brainerd Communicators, an investor relations firm, where he served as vice president through 1995.
A native of New York, Bigelow holds a bachelor’s degree from Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., and master’s degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin. He is a board member for the Guild of the Chicago Botanic Garden and of the Springboard Foundation in Chicago.