Telephone and Data Systems

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Telephone and Data Systems, Inc.
Public
Traded as NYSETDS
S&P 400 Component
Industry Communications Services
Founded 1969
Headquarters 30 North LaSalle
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Key people
LeRoy T. Carlson, Jr., President & CEO
Products Local wireline and wireless telecommunication services, Internet services
Revenue Decrease$5.104 billion USD (2016)[1]
Number of employees
10,300 (2016)[2]
Website www.tdsinc.com

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. is a Chicago-based telecommunications service company providing wireless, local- and long-distance telephone, broadband and video services to approximately 7 million customers in 36 states[3] through its business units TDS Telecom and U.S. Cellular (NYSEUSM).

The company began as a rural phone company in Wisconsin in 1969. In 1983 it founded U.S. Cellular as a subsidiary.[4]

LeRoy T. Carlson, the founder of TDS, died in May 2016 at the age of 100.[5]

Executive officers[edit]

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc.'s current executive officers are:[6]

  • LeRoy T. Carlson, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer, Telephone and Data Systems
  • Ken Myers, President and Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Cellular
  • David A. Wittwer, President and Chief Executive Officer, TDS Telecom
  • Kenneth R. Meyers, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Telephone and Data Systems
  • Joseph R. Hanley, Senior Vice President — Technology, Services and Strategy, Telephone and Data Systems
  • Peter L. Sereda, Senior Vice President — Finance and Treasurer, Telephone and Data Systems
  • Douglas D. Shuma, Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller, Telephone and Data Systems
  • Kurt B. Thaus, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Telephone and Data Systems
  • Scott H. Williamson, Senior Vice President — Acquisitions and Corporate Development, Telephone and Data Systems
  • Jane McCahon, Vice President - Corporate Relations
  • C. Theodore Herbert, Vice President — Human Resources, Telephone and Data Systems

Board of directors[edit]

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc.'s current board of directors are:[7]

  • Walter C.D. Carlson, Chairman of the Board (non-executive)
  • LeRoy T. Carlson, Jr.
  • Letitia G. Carlson, MD
  • Prudence E. Carlson
  • Clarence A. Davis
  • Kenneth R. Meyers
  • Donald C. Nebergall
  • George W. Off
  • Christopher D. O’Leary
  • Mitchell H. Saranow
  • Gary L. Sugarman
  • Herbert S. Wander

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