TDS names Kit Beyer Director-External Affairs and Communications

Veteran communications professional will serve as chief corporate spokesperson and lead state government affairs team

TDS Telecom (TDS®) today announced the appointment of Kit Beyer to serve as Director of External Affairs and Communications for the growing communications company headquartered in Madison, Wis. Beyer joins TDS after having served as Communications Director for the Wisconsin State Assembly, Office of the Speaker for the last eight years.

“Communicating clearly with media professionals, legislators, regulators, civic leaders and the hundreds of communities TDS serves will be Kit’s primary responsibility,” said Drew Petersen, senior vice president of Corporate Affairs. “Kit is a well-regarded government relations professional and will be an excellent addition to our strong team. Her strategic communications skills and policy expertise are unrivaled. I’m confident Kit will be a wonderful complement to our leadership as she joins our organization.”

With experience in all levels of government service, as well as her previous tenure serving as a broadcast news anchor, journalist and state capitol bureau chief, Kit has impeccable public policy credentials that will serve TDS well. Kit is a graduate of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and earned a Master of Arts in Public Affairs Reporting at the University of Illinois Springfield.

TDS’ Corporate Affairs department is the company’s liaison to the news media, as well as federal and state elected officials. The team provides corporate information about the work of TDS, handles internal and external public relations, oversees the distribution of news releases, new market expansion activities and leads the social media content generation across TDS’ service footprint.

Media Contact: Missy Kellor, Associate Manager-Communications | TDS | 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 3,600 people and is a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS], a Fortune 1000® company. 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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