President and Chief Executive Officer

Jim joined TDS Telecom in 1985 and was appointed President and CEO in 2018.

As president and CEO, Jim places great emphasis on ensuring the company delivers high quality products and services to customers throughout the country. In addition, he takes pride in creating a transparent, diverse, and rewarding work environment for all associates.

During his tenure with TDS Telecom, Jim has held numerous leadership positions including Chief Operating Officer and Group President of Marketing, Sales & Customer Operations. He also served as president of TDS Metrocom, which became a $250 million business under Jim’s leadership.

Jim currently serves on the TDS Inc. Board of Directors, the UScellular Board of Directors, the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, NCTC Board of Directors, and the Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center Board of Directors. He also served on the INCOMPAS Board of Directors for many years.

Jim earned a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire.

Jim has been featured in numerous articles, including ISE Magazine and InBusiness magazine. Jim was also recently named to the 100 Power Players list by Cablefax—The Magazine. In his free time, he enjoys relaxing at his cabin in northern Wisconsin, skiing, fishing, biking, golfing, and boating.

Jim Butman