George Callard is Nielsen’s Chief Legal and Business Affairs Officer. In this role, he is responsible for leading many of Nielsen’s centralized functions including government affairs, intellectual property, litigation, employment, community affairs, cybersecurity, compliance and integrity, internal audit, technical operations, corporate secretary and mergers and acquisitions.
George has more than 30 years of extensive experience covering a broad range of operational and legal responsibilities. He joined Nielsen in 2019 from Weather Group, where he was the president, responsible for the overall operation and management of the company. He also served as Weather Group’s chief administrative officer and general counsel, where he was responsible for legal, regulatory and compliance matters and all central functions such as human resources and finance.
Earlier in his career, George served as vice president of business and legal affairs at NBCU, responsible for all legal matters affecting delivery and distribution of NBCU content. This included serving as lead counsel for the Olympics, Bravo, Oxygen and NBC Network retransmission consent.
Previously, he had two tenures with AT&T (Ameritech & SBC) as lead video lawyer for Ameritech’s Americast and AT&T’s U-verse services. Before that, he served as senior counsel at the law firm Cinnamon Mueller and as associate counsel for Multimedia Cablevision and Multimedia Broadcasting.
George received his JD from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. He has a master’s degree from the University of Cincinnati and a bachelor’s degree from Union College.