Jim joined TDS Telecom in 1985, was appointed President and CEO in 2018.
As president and CEO, Jim places great emphasis on ensuring the company delivers high quality products and services. He also strives to promote a transparent, diverse, and rewarding work environment for all employees while delivering shareholders a strong return on their investment.
During his tenure with TDS Telecom, Jim has held numerous leadership positions. Most recently, he served as the Chief Operating Officer. Prior to that, he was the Group President of Marketing, Sales & Customer Operations. He also served as president of TDS Metrocom, the company's competitive local exchange operation, helping it grow into a $250 million business.
Jim earned an appointment to the Greater Madison (Wisconsin) Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Previously, Jim served on the board of directors and as treasurer for INCOMPAS, the leading trade association for competitive networks. In his free time, Jim enjoys relaxing at his cabin in northern Wisconsin, as well as skiing, fishing, biking, golfing, and boating.
Jim earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.