TDS promotes Betz to VP of Information Technologies

TDS Telecom (TDS®) has promoted Karl Betz to Vice President of Information Technologies (IT).

Karl joined TDS Telecom’s parent company, Telephone and Data Systems, Inc., in 1997. Then, in 2012, he was named Director IT Infrastructure, Risk Management and Security, where he served as the head of IT security, oversaw the company’s IT infrastructure and led various application development teams.  He was named Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) in 2018 and will keep this responsibility in his current role.

In addition to his professional responsibilities, Karl served on the risk management committee for Summit Credit Union from 2011 to 2018.

Karl earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He is a CPA, Certified Information Systems Security Professional, and Certified Internal Auditor.

Media Contact: Cheryl McCollum | Associate Manager - Communications | TDS Telecom | 608-664-2388 | cheryl.mccollum@tdstelecom.com  

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Telecom/TDS®) delivers high-speed internet, TV entertainment, and phone services to nearly 900 rural, suburban, and metropolitan communities across the U.S. With more than 1.2 million connections, TDS is one of the fastest growing technology companies in the United States. Powered by fiber-optics and new industry-leading technologies, TDS delivers up to 1 Gigabit internet speeds and offers internet-protocol based TV entertainment solutions along with traditional phone services. TDS also offers businesses VoIP advanced communications solutions, dedicated internet service, data networking, and hosted-managed services. Visit tdstelecom.com.

TDS Telecom, headquartered in Madison, Wis., employs nearly 2,700 people and is a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS], a Fortune 1000® company. Founded in 1969, TDS Inc. employs 9,400 people and has approximately six million connections nationwide through its businesses U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecom, OneNeck IT Solutions LLC, and TDS Broadband Service. TDS Inc. has been named to several Forbes lists, including America's Best Employers for Diversity, Best Large Employers, and Best Employers for Women. Visit tdsinc.com.

Updated February 2019

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