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Telephone and Data Systems Inc (TDS)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Walter Carlson

63 2002 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

LeRoy Carlson

70 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Kenneth Meyers

63 2013 President and Chief Executive Officer of U.S. Cellular, Director

David Wittwer

56 2014 President and Chief Executive Officer of TDS Telecommunications Corporation, Director

Douglas Shuma

56 2015 Senior Vice President - Finance, Chief Accounting Officer

Peter Sereda

58 2011 Senior Vice President - Finance, Treasurer

Kurt Thaus

58 2004 Chief Information Officer, Senior Vice President

Daniel DeWitt

65 2017 Senior Vice President - Human Resources

Jane McCahon

56 2016 Senior Vice President - Corporate Relations and Corporate Secretary

Joseph Hanley

50 2012 Senior Vice President - Technology, Services and Strategy

Scott Williamson

66 1998 Senior Vice President - Acquisitions and Corporate Development

Anita Kroll

2017 Vice President, Controller

Peter Taft

2017 Vice President - Strategy

Letitia Carlson

56 1996 Director

Prudence Carlson

65 2008 Director

Clarence Davis

75 2009 Independent Director

Kim Dixon

54 Independent Director

Christopher O'Leary

57 2006 Independent Director

George Off

70 1997 Independent Director

Mitchell Saranow

71 2004 Independent Director

Gary Sugarman

64 2009 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Walter Carlson

Mr. Walter C. D. Carlson is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Carlson provides to the TDS board of directors the perspective of shareholders in managing and operating TDS in the long-term interests of shareholders. He also has experience as a member and the chairperson of the TDS Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee since 2004. Mr. Carlson has a J.D. from Harvard University.

LeRoy Carlson

Mr. LeRoy T. Carlson, Jr., is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He has been director and President and Chief Executive Officer of TDS, and a director and Chairman of its two principal business units. As the senior executive officer of TDS and each of its business units, the board of directors considers it essential that Mr. Carlson serve on the TDS board to provide the board with his views on strategy and operations of TDS and its business units. In addition, as a shareholder with a significant economic stake in TDS, Mr. Carlson provides to the TDS board of directors the perspective of shareholders in managing and operating TDS in the long-term interests of shareholders. He also has experience as a member of the TDS Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee since 2004. Mr. Carlson has an MBA from Harvard University.

Kenneth Meyers

Mr. Kenneth R. Meyers is President and Chief Executive Officer of United States Cellular Corporation, a subsidiary of the Company and Director of Telephone and Data Systems Inc. Mr. Meyers serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of U.S. Cellular, TDS' largest business unit, the board of directors considers it appropriate and beneficial for Mr. Meyers to serve on the TDS board to provide the board with his views on strategy and operations of U.S. Cellular. Mr. Meyers has an MBA from Northwestern University’s J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

David Wittwer

Mr. David A. Wittwer has been appointed as Director of the Company., effective December 31, 2017. He currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of TDS Telecommunications Corporation, a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems Inc., and Director of the Company. Mr. Wittwer to serve on the TDS board to provide the board with his views on strategy and operations of TDS Telecom and its businesses. Mr. Wittwer holds a BBA in accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and an MS in management and human resources from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Douglas Shuma

Mr. Douglas D. Shuma is Senior Vice President - Finance, Chief Accounting Officer of the Company. He was the Senior Vice President and Controller for more than five years. Pursuant to the TDS Bylaws, Mr. Shuma has been chief accounting officer of TDS since 2007 and has been the chief financial officer of TDS since 2013. Mr. Shuma was appointed Chief Accounting Officer of U.S. Cellular and TDS Telecom in 2011. Mr. Shuma is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive). In 2014, Mr. Shuma was appointed to the board of directors of U.S. Cellular. He is also a director of TDS Telecom.

Peter Sereda

Mr. Peter L. Sereda is Senior Vice President - Finance, Treasurer of the Company. Mr. Sereda was Vice President and Treasurer of TDS for more than five years. In 2014, Mr. Sereda was appointed to the board of directors of U.S. Cellular.

Kurt Thaus

Mr. Kurt B. Thaus is Chief Information Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company, since January 12, 2004. Mr. Thaus was appointed to the board of directors of U.S. Cellular.

Daniel DeWitt

Dr. Daniel J. DeWitt is Senior Vice President - Human Resources of the Company, effective January 23, 2017. He was an Executive Psychologist at Shields Meneley Partners, since 2006.

Jane McCahon

Ms. Jane W. McCahon is Senior Vice President - Corporate Relations and Corporate Secretary of the Company. She was Vice President—Corporate Relations and Corporate Secretary since 2013. She joined TDS as Vice President—Corporate Relations in 2009.

Joseph Hanley

Mr. Joseph R. Hanley is Senior Vice President - Technology, Services and Strategy of the Company. He was Vice President—Technology Planning and Services of TDS for more than five years.

Scott Williamson

Mr. Scott H. Williamson is Senior Vice President - Acquisitions and Corporate Development of the Company, for more than five years.

Anita Kroll

Ms. Anita Kroll is Vice President, Controller of the company. She joined TDS in 2011, and currently serves as the director of revenue recognition. Prior to that, she served as director of accounting and reporting for TDS and held a project role in accounting policy. Before joining TDS, Kroll served as vice president of finance for Spring Windows Fashions and senior vice president of accounting for Clear Channel Outdoor. Kroll also spent six years at Ernst & Young, LLP, and has held various teaching positions at the University of Wisconsin, Madisonand at Edgewood College.

Peter Taft

Mr. Peter D. Taft is Vice President - Strategy of the Company. Mr. Taft joined TDS on February 27, 2017, to lead the development of growth and portfolio strategies for the TDS enterprise, including identifying and evaluating new business areas and business models that complement and extend the TDS business portfolio. Taft most recently served as vice president - Product Management and Strategy for XO Communications, which owns and operates one of the largest IP and Ethernet networks in the U.S. Prior to that, he was vice president - Strategy for Nextel International, a mobile service provider with operations in several Latin American countries. Taft has an MA in International Affairs from George Washington University and a BA in History from Gustavus Adolphus College. He is also a graduate of the Stanford Executive Program.

Letitia Carlson

Dr. Letitia G. Carlson, M.D. is Director of the Company. Dr. Carlson provides to the TDS board of directors the perspective of shareholders in managing and operating TDS in the long-term interests of shareholders. Dr. Carlson has an MD from Harvard Medical School, a Master of Public Health (MPH) from George Washington University and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP).

Prudence Carlson

Ms. Prudence E. Carlson is Director of the Company. Ms. Carlson provides to the TDS board of directors the perspective of shareholders in managing and operating TDS in the long-term interests of shareholders. Ms. Carlson has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University.

Clarence Davis

Mr. Clarence A. Davis is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Davis brings to the TDS board of directors substantial experience, expertise and qualifications as a director of TDS for several years, as a former director and chief executive officer of a public technology company, as a chief financial officer and chief operating officer of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and as a director or trustee of investment funds. In addition, he has substantial experience, expertise and qualifications in accounting as a result of having been a chief financial officer of the AICPA and a Certified Public Accountant in a public accounting firm for many years, and as a result of being or having been a member of six audit committees, including the TDS Audit Committee since 2010. Mr. Davis is a member of the board of directors of West Broad Street YMCA in Savannah, Georgia, and is named in Who's Who Among African Americans. Mr. Davis has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Long Island University.

Kim Dixon

Ms. Kim D. Dixon is Independent Director of the Company. She has extensive operating and financial management experience. Ms. Dixon has experience in consumer and business marketing, sales and distribution strategies. Ms. Dixon also brings twenty years of experience in the telecommunications industry, and her experience in serving on the board of directors of James Avery Craftsman, Inc., a privately held jewelry designer, manufacturer and retailer. Further, her background and attributes bring diversity to the board. Ms. Dixon has a Bachelor of Science from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Pennsylvania State University.

Christopher O'Leary

Mr. Christopher D. O'Leary is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. O'Leary has over 15 years of significant and high-level experience in management of large multi-national businesses with a large number of employees, including dealing with businesses outside the U.S. Because of the competitive nature of the TDS businesses, the TDS board of directors believes that it is highly desirable to have a director with significant knowledge and experience in marketing and executive leadership. In addition, Mr. O'Leary has experience as a member of the TDS Compensation Committee for many years. Mr. O’Leary has an MBA from New York University.

George Off

Mr. George W. Off is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Off has significant experience as a member of the TDS Audit Committee and the TDS Compensation Committee for many years. Mr. Off has a Bachelor of Science degree from the Colorado School of Mines.

Mitchell Saranow

Mr. Mitchell H. Saranow, J.D., is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Saranow is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and formerly was a senior lecturer in financial reporting and controls at Harvard Business School. He has been Chairman of the Saranow Group, L. L. C., a family-owned investment company, for more than five years. He has been an attorney, accountant, and investment banker at multiple companies. Mr. Saranow has founded or co-founded, developed and sold several successful ventures. He has significant experience as CEO and CFO, respectively, of two public companies, and as a director of five public companies, including TDS. He has been a member of the audit committees of all five of the companies on which he served as a director, and was designated an audit committee financial expert by two of such public companies, including TDS. In addition, Mr. Saranow brings earlier experience from the cable television industry. In addition, he has significant experience as a member of the TDS Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee for many years. Mr. Saranow received his JD and MBA degrees from Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School.

Gary Sugarman

Mr. Gary L. Sugarman is Independent Director of the Company. He has been the Managing Member-Richfield Capital Partners and Principal of Richfield Associates, Inc. for twenty five years. He is also currently an advisor and investor in Dezignable, Inc., an online interior design company. Prior to that he was executive chairman of FXecosystem, Inc., a provider of outsourced connectivity services to the foreign currency and bond markets, and executive chairman and investor of Veroxity Technology Partners, a provider of optical data and Internet protocol connectivity solutions to service enterprise customers. He also was chairman and chief executive officer of Mid-Maine Communications, a telecommunications company that he co-founded. In addition, he has experience as a member of the TDS Compensation Committee since 2010. Mr. Sugarman has an MBA from the University at Buffalo-State University of New York.