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 |  

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Telecom/TDS®) delivers high-speed internet, TV entertainment, and phone services to a mix of small to mid-sized urban, suburban and rural communities throughout the U.S. With 1.2 million connections, TDS is a rapidly growing technology company. Powered by fiber-optics and new industry-leading technologies, TDS delivers up to 8 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

TDS Telecom, headquartered in Madison, Wis., employs 3,400 people and is a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS]. Founded in 1969, Telephone and Data Systems provides wireless, broadband, video and voice; and hosted and managed services to approximately 6 million connections nationwide through its businesses: UScellular, TDS Telecom, and OneNeck IT Solutions. Visit

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