Bobby Chilver

Senior Account Director

Bobby Chilver, Account Director

As a senior account director, Bobby manages the enterprise software and professional services practice areas of Walker Sands. Bobby is highly involved in the overall program strategy of his accounts, making sure campaigns exceed expectations while staying on schedule and within budget. He is responsible for developing client programs that intersect public relations, content development and digital marketing in order to build awareness, gain credibility and ultimately lead to more sales. His work has led to recognition and awards from the Public Relations Society of America, the Publicity Club of Chicago and the Chicago Business Marketing Association.

Bobby got his start in the B2B technology space when he joined Walker Sands in 2010. He previously worked as an editor, reporter and graphic designer at the award-winning Journal & Topics Newspapers in Des Plaines, Ill. He received his bachelor’s degree in news-editorial journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Finally, Bobby is also known as “Coach Bobby” at Walker Sands, as he leads our kickball, football and other teams on the field, where they occasionally win.

Q&A with Bobby Chilver

What is the most embarrassing music album you've ever purchased?

I saw the sign and I purchased the Ace of Base CD...

What is your favorite sports team to cheer against?

Packers, Cardinals, White Sox in that order.

What TV or movie character best exemplifies you and why?

Ricky Bobby. If you ain't first, you're last.

The funniest thing to ever happen to you at Walker Sands was:

Before a trip to Las Vegas for the Super Bowl, I admitted to co-workers I would be betting on the Packers to win. When I got back to the office, I had a picture of Aaron Rodgers pasted to my computer with an 'I love you too, Bobby' caption. I did win the bet at least.

What is your favorite place in Chicago that isn't a typical tourist destination?

Pequod's Pizza. The true king of deep dish in Chicago.

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