December 2, 1998 -
Union League Club
New York, NY
Chester Burger spent most of his 48-year working career in the communications field, establishing many firsts. After he retired in 1988 from Chester Burger & Co., Inc., he became counsel to James E. Arnold Consultants, Inc., the successor firm.
Chester Burger & Co., Inc. was the nation’s first communications management consulting firm.
Burger joined the Columbia Broadcasting System in 1941 as a Page Boy, and left in 1955 as National Manager of CBS Television News. During World War II, he served with the U. S. Army Air Force. After V-J Day, the Army assigned him to experiment with newly–developed television. He produced the Army’s first broadcasts.
Burger currently serves as an advisor to the Secretary of the Air Force Office of Public Affairs and as an Expert Advisor to the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative