ANNAPOLIS, MD. — For 24 years, he’s served as a partner at radio industry programming and sales data and insights consultancy Research Director.
Now, after 40 years in the radio industry, he’s announced his retirement at year’s end.
On December 31, Charlie Sislen will conclude a career that began in 1981, and since 1997 has exclusively involved his role at Research Director.
Sislen comments, “It has been a pleasure being part of Research Director for the past 24 years. I woke up every day excited not only about what would come next, but also more importantly the people I would interact with. I enjoyed every conversation with Research Director’s amazing team, our tremendous clients, and everyone who makes our industry great.”
Sislen thanked his partner, Marc Greenspan, who he says had the vision to bring him into the company.
Sislen continued, “I am leaving a phenomenal team, whose hard work made my role as the face of the company easy. They made the difference for every one of our clients. Now is the time of my life where I must shift my focus from my career, which I love, to my family and my community. Research Director and the radio industry will always be in my heart.”
Sislen’s transition is already underway, with much of his duties being handed to new Director of Client Services Karen Morriss.
She was most recently a senior account manager at Nielsen Audio.