CHICAGO, March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (TDS) today announced that its board of directors has appointed Peter D. Taft as vice president, Strategy. Taft will report to Joseph R. Hanley, senior vice president - Technology, Services and Strategy.
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.
"Peter brings an outstanding amount of industry knowledge and expertise to this important role," said Hanley. "His leadership and strategic focus will be instrumental in elevating the TDS portfolio and identifying new business opportunities that serve the needs of our customers and shareholders."
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.
Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (TDS), a Fortune 500® company, provides wireless; cable and wireline broadband, TV and voice; and hosted and managed services to approximately 6 million customers nationwide through its businesses, U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecom, OneNeck IT Solutions, and TDS Broadband Service LLC. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Chicago, TDS employed 10,300 people as of December 31, 2016.
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