TDS Telecom Names New Senior VP of Finance and CFO

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS®) is pleased to announce the appointment of Michelle Brukwicki as senior vice president of Finance and chief financial officer. Brukwicki has more than 20 years of experience in accounting, finance, and strategic planning. Since joining TDS Telecom’s parent company, Telephone and Data Systems, in 2007, Brukwicki has held multiple leadership positions with growing responsibility. Her most recent role was corporate vice president of Financial Analysis and Strategic Planning, overseeing enterprise-wide financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting processes for TDS and its business units. Previously, Brukwicki was the director of Accounting at TDS Telecom. Brukwicki replaces Vicki L. Villacrez who is being promoted to CFO of Telephone and Data Systems as part of an enterprise CFO transition plan announced in December.

“It’s great to have Michelle back at TDS Telecom,” said President and CEO Jim Butman. “Michelle brings valuable financial expertise and business acumen to the company. Her leadership will be instrumental as we work to expand our fiber footprint and position TDS for future success.”

Brukwicki is a Certified Public Accountant and was named a Deloitte Woman to Watch in 2019. She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. For four years, she served on the board for the Monroe Clinic and most recently served as a board member of Suttle-Straus, Inc., a TDS subsidiary.

Brukwicki assumed her new position February 27.





Media Contact: Missy Kellor | Associate Manager - Communications | TDS Telecom | 608-664-4836 |  

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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