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TDS Company Officers and Management

LeRoy T. Carlson, Jr.
President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Joseph R. Hanley
Senior Vice President - Technology, Services and Strategy

Peter L. Sereda
Senior Vice President - Finance and Treasurer

Douglas D. Shuma
Senior Vice President and Controller

Kurt B. Thaus
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Scott H. Williamson
Senior Vice President - Acquisitions and Corporate Development

Douglas W. Chambers
Vice President and Assistant Controller

David D. Gillman
Vice President - Tax

C. Theodore Herbert
Vice President - Human Resources

Frieda E. Ireland
Vice President - Internal Audit

Kenneth M. Kotylo
Vice President - Acquisitions and Corporate Development

Jane W. McCahon
Vice President - Corporate Relations and Corporate Secretary

Laurie A. Ruchti
Vice President - IT Strategy, Architecture and Quality

Alan L. Schultz
Vice President - Enterprise Growth and Portfolio Strategy

John M. Toomey
Vice President and Assistant Treasurer

Theodore E. Wiessing
Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

LeRoy T. Carlson, Jr.
President and CEO

LeRoy T. Carlson, Jr. is president and CEO. Carlson joined the company in 1974 as a vice president. He was named president in 1981 and chief executive officer in 1986. Carlson is also chairman of the board of TDS' publicly traded subsidiary, U.S. Cellular.

Prior to joining TDS, Carlson held several positions with Singer Company. Previously, he was an auditor for Arthur Andersen LLP.

Carlson is a member of the Harvard Club of Chicago and the Harvard Business School Club of Chicago.

Carlson received an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business and a BA from Harvard College.

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Joseph R. Hanley
Senior Vice President - Technology, Services and Strategy

Joseph R. Hanley is senior vice president - technology, services and strategy. He has a leading role in developing strategy and advancing strategic initiatives at TDS and its business units, U.S. Cellular and TDS Telecom. Hanley also oversees TDS' technology vendor relations and contracts, industry relations and standards, technology and policy support for growth initiatives, and technology strategy. In addition, he is responsible for planning and implementing public policy and regulatory initiatives, and serves as chairman of Airadigm Communications, a wireless subsidiary of TDS.

Hanley joined TDS in 1988 and has held a series of positions in engineering, product management and development, customer operations, technology assessment, and strategy formulation. Most recently, he was vice president of technology, planning and services.

Hanley serves on the board of directors and executive committee of ATIS, the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions, and is currently its treasurer. He is also on the advisory board of the Institute for Communication Technology Management at the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business. He received an MBA from Arizona State University and a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Peter L. Sereda
Senior Vice President - Finance and Treasurer

Peter L. Sereda is senior vice president - finance and treasurer. He is responsible for long- and short-term financing; cash and investment management; commercial and investment bank relationships; risk and pension asset management; and budgeting, planning and analysis. Sereda joined TDS in 1998 as vice president and treasurer.

Prior to joining TDS, Sereda was vice president of finance operations and vice president and treasurer for Specialty Foods Corporation. Previously, he was treasurer of Duchossois Industries, Inc.

Sereda is a member of the National Association of Corporate Treasurers; Chi Epsilon, the national civil engineering honor society; Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honor society; and Beta Gamma Sigma, the honor society serving business programs.

Sereda received an MBA in finance and statistics from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and a BS in civil engineering and economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Douglas D. Shuma
Senior Vice President and Controller

Douglas D. Shuma is senior vice president and controller. He is responsible for the financial reporting, accounting policy and internal controls, and tax functions.

Prior to joining TDS, Shuma owned a consulting company for large, publicly traded corporations. Prior to that, he served as vice president and corporate controller for Baxter International, Inc. for eight years. Shuma was also assistant corporate controller for Caremark International, Inc. for five years, and held positions with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP for nine years.

A certified public accountant, Shuma received an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a BS in accounting science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Kurt B. Thaus
Senior Vice President and CIO

Kurt B. Thaus became senior vice president and CIO in 2004. He is responsible for all elements of the company's information technology function.

Thaus joined TDS from T-Systems North America, Inc.,a subsidiary of T-Systems International (Deutsche Telecom), where he served most recently as senior vice president of technology services.

Prior to that, Thaus worked in the corporate and regional offices of Waste Management, Inc., where he developed corporate policy, served as primary negotiator with the U.S. government on regulations, and developed processes and information systems. He was also affiliated with Sargent and Lundy Engineers and Procon, Inc.

Thaus holds an MS in engineering management from Northwestern University and a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Scott H. Williamson
Senior Vice President - Acquisitions and Corporate Development

Scott H. Williamson became senior vice president of acquisitions and corporate development in 1998. His responsibilities include corporate development, and planning and directing the acquisition initiatives of TDS' business units, U.S. Cellular and TDS Telecom. Williamson joined TDS in 1995 as vice president of acquisitions.

Williamson came to TDS from FMC Corporation, where he was vice president of corporate development. Prior to that, he was vice president of acquisitions and development for Itel Corporation. Williamson began his career as special assistant to the chairman at Northwest Industries, where he participated in the restructuring and eventual sale of the company in 1985.

Williamson is a member of the Executive Council of the International Engineering Consortium. He is also a member of the Economic Club of Chicago and its Telecommunications and Information Technology Subcommittee.

Williamson holds a PhD in finance from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management, and a BS in engineering and BA in economics from Princeton University.

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Douglas W. Chambers
Vice President and Assistant Controller

Douglas W. Chambers became assistant controller in 2011. He is responsible for corporate accounting, internal and external reporting, accounting policy, tax compliance and accounting, and enterprise-wide shared services. Chambers joined TDS in 2007 as director of accounting and reporting.

Chambers came to TDS from Midway Games, where he served as director of accounting and financial reporting for four years. Prior to that, he held positions with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where he was most recently a senior manager, for twelve years.

A certified public accountant, Chambers received a BBA in accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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David D. Gillman
Vice President - Tax

David D. Gillman became vice president - tax in 2014. He is responsible for all tax matters related to TDS and its business units, U.S. Cellular and TDS Telecom, including advising on the tax consequences of transactions, financings, and business initiatives, and ensuring compliance with tax laws and filing requirements.

Gillman joined TDS in 1997 and became assistant controller - tax in 2006. Prior to that, he was manager of tax planning at Medtronic, Inc. for two years, and a senior manager at KPMG for nine years.

Gillman, a certified public accountant, is a member of the Tax Executives Institute (TEI). He has been a member of the board of directors of the Wisconsin chapter of TEI, and has served in each of the officer positions, including president in 2007 and 2008. Gillman is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Gillman received a BA from the University of Northern Iowa and a master’'s in business taxation from the University of Minnesota.

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C. Theodore Herbert
Vice President - Human Resources

C. Theodore Herbert has been vice president of human resources since 1985.

Prior to joining TDS, he held positions with Inland Steel Company for 24 years, most recently as vice president of administration for the company's housing and real estate development subsidiary.

Herbert received an MBA from Northwestern University and a BA in liberal arts from Yale University.

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Frieda E. Ireland
Vice President - Internal Audit

Frieda E. Ireland has been vice president of internal audit since 2003. Ireland directs the company’s internal audit function and coordinates with the TDS Audit Committee in the performance of its corporate oversight role.

Before joining TDS, Ireland held several positions with Alliant Foodservice Inc. for 16 years. Most recently, she was vice president of internal audit and control. Ireland worked for Container Corporation of America for six years and MidAtlantic Banks for seven years.

A certified public accountant, Ireland earned an MF from Drexel University and a BA in accounting from Rutgers University.

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Kenneth M. Kotylo
Vice President - Acquisitions and Corporate Development

Kenneth M. Kotylo has been vice president of acquisitions and corporate development since 2003. His responsibilities include assessing the strategic and financial implications of new investments, developing business plans and valuations, negotiating deal terms, coordinating due diligence, and industry benchmarking.

Prior to joining TDS, Kotylo was an equity research analyst for William Blair and Company. Earlier, he served with Ameritech for nine years in various areas, including corporate strategy and development, corporate finance, financial planning, and business development. He has also held positions with Baxter International and KPMG Peat Marwick.

Kotylo is a certified public accountant and chartered financial analyst (CFA). He is a member of the CFA Institute (formerly the Association for Investment Management and Research), the CFA Society of Chicago, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Illinois CPA Society.

Kotylo received an MBA in finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BA in accounting from Michigan State University.

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Jane W. McCahon
Vice President - Corporate Relations and Corporate Secretary

Jane W. McCahon is vice president of corporate relations and corporate secretary. McCahon oversees the investor relations and corporate governance activities of the company and its publicly traded subsidiary, U.S. Cellular. She is responsible for day-to-day communications with the investment community and financial media, corporate public relations and employee communications, and the activities of the TDS and U.S. Cellular boards of directors. McCahon joined TDS in 2009 as vice president of corporate relations, and became corporate secretary in 2013.

Before joining TDS, McCahon was a principal with Massachusetts-based Conway Communications, which developed investor relations programs for a diverse range of companies. Prior to that, she was vice president of corporate relations for Eastern Enterprises, and served as manager of investor relations for Waban, Inc. (now BJ's Wholesale Club).

McCahon is a member of the Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals, and a member and former chair of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI). She is a co-founder and former chair of the NIRI Ethics Council, and has also served on the NIRI Senior Roundtable Steering Committee.

McCahon received a BA in economics and finance from Bentley College and a JD from Suffolk University Law School.

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Laurie A. Ruchti
Vice President - IT Strategy, Architecture and Quality

Laurie A. Ruchti leads the strategic direction of TDS' corporate IT organization, focusing on providing excellent service and support to TDS' business units, U.S. Cellular and TDS Telecom, and corporate end users. She oversees the corporate IT quality, organizational readiness, service management, and architecture functions.

Ruchti joined TDS in 1986, and was most recently senior director of IT strategy, architecture, quality and security. She previously led TDS' IT application development and support and customer service and support departments.

Ruchti has a BS in business administration with a computer science emphasis from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, and an MS in business from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Alan L. Schultz
Vice President - Enterprise Growth and Portfolio Strategy

Alan L. Schultz joined TDS as vice president - enterprise growth and portfolio strategy in 2013. He is responsible for leading the development of TDS' enterprise growth and portfolio strategy, including identifying and evaluating complementary business opportunities and allocating resources across the TDS portfolio of companies.

Prior to joining TDS, Schultz held positions of successive responsibility with Bain & Company, working with companies in a variety of industries to develop and implement strategies to drive growth, improve sales coverage, segment customers and optimize pricing. He also performed commercial acquisition diligence for Bain's private equity group.

Schultz has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in industrial engineering from Northwestern University.

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John M. Toomey
Vice President and Assistant Treasurer

John M. Toomey was named assistant treasurer in 2005. He is responsible for capital markets activities, banking relationships, cash investing, enterprise risk management, and certain other corporate finance functions for TDS and its business units, U.S. Cellular and TDS Telecom.

Prior to joining TDS in 2000, Toomey was a risk manager in the treasury department of Sears. Previously, he was director of risk management services for Waste Management, Inc.

Toomey is a member of Pi Tau Sigma, the national mechanical engineering honor society; Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honor society; and Beta Gamma Sigma, the honor society serving business programs.

Toomey received an MBA in finance and accounting from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, and a BS in mechanical engineering from Marquette University.

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Theodore E. Wiessing
Vice President and CISO

Theodore E. Wiessing is vice president and CISO. He is responsible for TDS' corporate information security program, including policy, governance and compliance, as well as day-to-day information security operations. Wiessing also coordinates TDS' enterprise-wide security initiatives, and oversees the corporate project management and project reengineering and consulting functions.

Wiessing joined TDS in 2002 as senior director of IT application development and support. Prior to joining TDS, he held senior IT consulting positions with Accenture for a broad range of clients.

Wiessing has a BS in aeronautical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


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