TDS promotes Villacrez to SVP

MADISON, Wis. (May 25, 2017) TDS Telecom (TDS®) today announces the promotion of Vicki Villacrez to Senior Vice President (SVP) of Finance. Villacrez will continue to serve as the company’s CFO.

“With an eye toward future growth and profitability, along with exceptional knowledge of our financial operations and activities, Vicki is well-positioned to take on this highly-visible executive management position,” stated Dave Wittwer, president and CEO at TDS.

With responsibility for the company’s financial reporting, Vicki also has direct oversight of accounting, internal controls, billing, revenue assurance, procurement, financial analysis, and strategic planning.

“Vicki has a unique ability to help everyone see the big picture—it’s very powerful,” remarked Wittwer. “She has a vision for the company and is articulate in communicating that vision along with the steps necessary to achieve it. She also understands the inner-workings of the TDS family of companies, which is critically important to successfully defining, then moving forward, our strategic initiatives.”

Prior to joining TDS Telecom in 2012, Villacrez was the assistant treasurer at the parent company, Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. She first joined Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. in 1989 as an internal auditor. During her 20-plus years, she held multiple leadership positions with growing responsibility in finance and strategic planning.

Villacrez volunteers with Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin where she is a member of the board of directors and serves as the treasurer. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Upper Iowa University, and a Master of Business Administration from Edgewood College. She is also a certified public accountant.

Media Contact: DeAnne Boegli | National Public Relations Manager | TDS Telecom | 608-664-4428 | deanne.boegli@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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