TDS Telecom Names New Chief Human Resources Officer

MADISON, Wis. —TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS®) announced the company has named AnnMarie Kreitzer its new Senior Vice President – Human Resources & Chief Human Resources Officer, effective today. Kreitzer has more than 20 years of experience in human resources management and comes to TDS from Walgreens Boots Alliance where she was Vice President of Organizational Effectiveness, Global Technology HRBP and HRIS.

“We are fortunate to have AnnMarie join our senior leadership team during this critical time of our company’s transformation,” said President and CEO Jim Butman. “She has a wealth of HR experience and is a strategic and innovative business leader.”

Kreitzer worked at Kohl’s for more than 15 years, most recently as the VP of Talent Development and Acquisition. During her tenure at the Wisconsin-based department store retail chain, she held leadership positions spanning talent development and acquisition, organizational transformation, and HR business partnering roles. Kreitzer also held roles at The Novo Group and Robert Half International. 

A Wisconsin native, AnnMarie earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Women’s and Gender Studies from Ripon College. She earned a Master of Science in Industrial Organizational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

Kreitzer succeeds Kathy Cefalu, who is retiring after more than 37 years at TDS.

Media Contact: Mark Schaaf | Associate Manager - Communications | TDS Telecom | 414-326-3588 |  

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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