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Dave Chaimson

By Scott Haden

Dave Chaimson is the President of Full Compass Systems in Madison, Wisconsin. He joined the company in January 2020. Before this position, he was the Vice President of Business Development, Marketing, and Membership at the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) in Oshkosh.

While in the Fox Valley, Dave served as secretary on the Executive Committee of The Grand Oshkosh, one of the oldest opera houses in the state. Before his involvement with EAA, Dave spent nearly 35 years in Madison, including a 15-year engagement with local start-up Sonic Foundry and SONY, who purchased the business’s music and video software assets in 2003.

While in the Madison area previously, Dave was on the board of the Madison Repertory Theater. He’s worked at other companies in the area that have been incredibly supportive of the arts, including American Girl and Conney Safety Products. He has also volunteered with the United Way as the Vice-Chair of the Retail and Services group, working with companies to help structure corporate financial support within Dane County.

Dave has been a board member of Forward Theater since 2020. He and his family actively support many other performing arts associations in the Greater Madison area.