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.