- Kenneth R. Meyers
President and Chief Executive Officer
- Steven T. Campbell
Executive Vice President, Finance,
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
- Jay Ellison
Executive Vice President of Sales and Customer Service
- Jeffrey Baenke
Vice President, Technology Development
- Michael S. Irizarry, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President and
Chief Technology Officer,
Engineering and Information Services
- David Kimbell
Executive Vice President and
Chief Marketing Officer
- Rochelle J. Boersma
Vice President, Agent Effectiveness
- Thomas P. Catani
Vice President, Sales, East Region
- John M. Cregier
Vice President, Information Technology
- Nancy Fratzke
Vice President, Customer Care Center
- John C. Gockley
Vice President, Legal and Regulatory Affairs
- Linal Harris
Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer
- Jeffrey S. Hoersch
Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis
- Katherine L. Hust
Vice President, Sales, Mid-Central Region
- Denise M. Hutton
Vice President, Multi-Channel Strategy and Operations
- Eric Jagher
Vice President, Strategy, Insights and Analytics
- Maty Kiser
Vice President, TOPS – Benefit Realization
- Grant Leech
Vice President, Brand Marketing
- Kevin R. Lowell
Vice President, National Network Operations
- Edward Perez
Vice President, Business Strategy
- Narothum Saxena
Vice President, Advanced Technology and Systems Planning
- Joe Settimi
Vice President, Products, Pricing and Innovation
- Grant Spellmeyer
Vice President, Federal Affairs and Public Policy
- Thomas S. Weber
Vice President Financial Strategy
- Nick B. Wright
Vice President, Sales, West Region
Kenneth R. Meyers is president and chief executive officer of U.S. Cellular, a position he has held since June 2013. He brings more than 25 years of leadership experience at U.S. Cellular and Telephone and Data Systems (TDS) to the position and is focused on growing the business by delivering the best wireless experience for customers. He will leverage strategic and operational insights to continue to improve the execution of the company's customer-centric business plan.
Most recently, Meyers was the executive vice president and chief financial officer of TDS. His career with U.S. Cellular began in 1987, and he held several executive leadership roles within the company, including executive vice president and chief financial officer. Meyers is also on the board of directors of both TDS and U.S. Cellular.
Before joining U.S. Cellular, Meyers worked for Imi-Tech Corporation, a start-up manufacturer of advanced materials, where he served as controller, treasurer, and vice president of finance. Prior to that, he held several positions, including division controller and audit manager, with the Marmon Group and Trans Union Corporation.
Meyers, a certified public accountant, earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Loyola University in Chicago and a master's degree in business administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. He is married and has two adult daughters.
Steve Campbell serves as U.S. Cellular's executive vice president, finance, chief financial officer and treasurer. In this position, Campbell is responsible for overseeing the company's financial activities and interests, as well as playing a key role in supporting the executive leadership team that continuously focuses on maximizing customer satisfaction. He leads the company's accounting and financial reporting, financial planning and analysis, and treasury functions. In addition, his team is responsible for long-term business strategies, risk management, intercarrier business, legal and regulatory affairs, real estate leasing and site services, and supply chain activities.
Prior to joining U.S. Cellular as vice president and controller in 2005, Campbell held senior leadership positions at 3Com Corporation, U.S. Robotics Corporation and Amoco Corporation. He began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Campbell is a certified public accountant, and has an MBA degree from Northwestern University's J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a B.S. degree in accounting from Quincy University. He resides with his family in the Chicago area.
As executive vice president of sales and customer service, Jay is responsible for ensuring that U.S. Cellular's sales and customer care teams are focused on providing the world's best experience with every customer interaction. Ellison is passionately focused on leading the company's more than 4,000 frontline associates and agents to deliver an integrated customer experience across multiple channels. The regional, business and agent sales channel, customer care, and multi-channel strategy and operations teams all report to Ellison.
Ellison rejoins U.S. Cellular after serving as the company's executive vice president and chief operations officer from 2000-2009. During this time he oversaw all operations within the organization – including leading the sales and customer service teams. He brings nearly 25 years of experience in the wireless industry to the position.
Prior to joining U.S. Cellular, Ellison was vice president of sales at Ameritech Cellular Services, where he was responsible for all sales channels and distribution for wireless operations, from 1997-2000. From 1995 to 1997, he was regional vice president/market manager for Ameritech in Chicago, and in Columbus, Ohio, from 1992-1995. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Ohio State University. Ellison has been married for nearly 30 years, has two daughters, and resides in Highland Park, Ill.
As vice president of technology development, Jeff is responsible for U.S. Cellular's deployment and expansion of 4G LTE technologies that enhance the network performance and help ensure an exceptional customer experience. The geographical information systems, RF engineering and device engineering teams report to Baenke.
Baenke joined U.S. Cellular in 1997 and has more than 27 year of experience in technology development. During his time at U.S. Cellular, he has held positions of increasing responsibility, most recently serving as senior director of technology development.
Prior to joining U.S. Cellular, Baenke held a variety of leadership and engineering positions with Nextwave Wireless, Inc., In-Flight Phone Corp., and Northrop Grumman Corp.
A member of the I.E.E.E. and its communications society, Baenke earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois. He lives in the Chicago area with his wife and three children.
Michael S. Irizarry, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Engineering and Information Services
Mike Irizarry, who joined U.S. Cellular in 2002, oversees the company's information systems and technology as well as all of the company's technological operations including wireless towers, network build-outs for new markets, network operations and technological advancements.
Irizarry and his team are responsible for U.S. Cellular's ongoing deployment of advanced CDMA and 4G LTE technologies, which enable the company to offer a variety of high-speed data services that allow its customers to browse the web, watch videos, play games and access time-saving applications on their cutting-edge devices. Their commitment to continuously enhancing the network is one of the reasons U.S. Cellular has the highest call quality and network satisfaction of any national carrier.
Irizarry also leads U.S. Cellular's information systems, strategic operations program and enterprise program management teams. The teams focus on application development, data warehousing, wireless billing technologies and support for data centers and end users, all of which help associates provide the best customer service in the industry.
Prior to joining U.S. Cellular, Irizarry held executive positions with Verizon, Bell Atlantic Mobile, Paging Network, Inc., and Motorola. He is a senior member of the Association for Computing Machinery as well as the I.E.E.E. and its communications and computer societies. Irizarry earned a bachelor's degree in engineering from Cleveland Technical College, a master of science in information management and an MBA from the International School of Information Management, and a doctorate in Communications Technology from Capella University's School of Business and Technology. He is also a graduate of University of Chicago's executive management program. Irizarry lives in Barrington Hills, Ill., with his wife and their four children.
As senior vice president of marketing and chief marketing officer, David Kimbell is responsible for the development of strategic branding and communications initiatives that drive customer growth and loyalty while enhancing the company's position as an industry leader in customer satisfaction. The customer and product strategy, sales operations, brand, field marketing, media relations, strategic partnerships and analytical services teams report to Kimbell.
Kimbell has 16 years of marketing experience and an extensive background in consumer insights, brand positioning and social media strategy. Prior to joining U.S. Cellular in February, 2011, he served as chief marketing officer and senior vice president at Seventh Generation, the nation's leading environmentally-friendly household products company. Prior to that, he held leadership roles at PepsiCo, including vice president of marketing for the Quaker Foods division, as well as key brand management positions at Procter & Gamble.
Kimbell earned a bachelor's degree in Economics and Management from DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind., and a Master of Business Administration from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. He serves on the Krannert Graduate School Board of Advisors and has held a variety of supporting roles with the United Way. Kimbell lives in Wilmette, Ill. with his wife and two children.
Rochelle J. Boersma serves as vice president of agent effectiveness. She is focused on the contributions of the company's agent channel. In this role, Boersma is responsible for ensuring successful implementation of company initiatives for U.S. Cellular's more than 1,000 agent partners as well as driving business results and skill development in the agent channel.
Previously, Boersma served as vice president of sales for the Midwest Region, where she led the engineering, finance, operations and sales departments that serve U.S. Cellular customers in Illinois and Indiana. In this role, she provided direction and support to 1,500 associates to ensure customer satisfaction.
Boersma has served in many leadership roles since joining the company in 2002. As vice president of customer service, she was dedicated to maintaining customer privacy and testified before Congress on our policies to protect private customer data. She was committed to driving consistency and collaboration between multiple customer service centers, role clarity for leaders and effective communications, and she implemented a virtual-call-routing system. Having also served as vice president of sales operations, Boersma has extensive knowledge of the company's direct and indirect distribution channels, as well as day-to-day sales operations.
Boersma has worked in the telecommunications industry for 24 years. She earned a bachelor's degree from Arizona State University and is on the board of the Chicago Children's Advocacy Center. Boersma resides in Chicago.
Tom Catani, vice president of sales for the East Region, provides direction and support to more than 1,200 associates in markets spanning Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia. With 27 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, Catani supports U.S. Cellular's customer satisfaction strategy by regularly communicating with customers and associates to ensure that the company is providing the very best in products and services.
Catani, who joined U.S. Cellular in 1997, most recently served as senior director of sales and marketing for the company's East Region. In that position, he led the successful formation of the company's first state-of-the-art Customer Care Center in Knoxville, Tenn. Prior to this position, Catani spent 15 years with Lucent Technologies in such positions as area general manager, sales trainer and sales manager.
Catani holds an MBA from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, and a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Illinois in Champaign. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Knoxville Area Urban League, Leadership Knoxville and the Knoxville Opera Company. He resides in Knoxville, Tenn., with his wife, three daughters and two sons.
John Cregier's team of 450 associates makes sure that every aspect of the company's information systems delivers an ideal experience to our wireless customers. Cregier oversees all areas of information technology, including application development, infrastructure, enterprise architecture and delivery.
While Cregier's team doesn't work directly with customers, their technology provides the foundation for frontline associates to help customers who visit our stores or contact our customer care centers. Access to information about products and services, and the systems to handle customer questions quickly and easily, allow frontline associates to focus on taking care of their customers.
Their emphasis on the customer experience is driven by values and behaviors that are part of the company's culture. Associates treat each other with respect, communicate openly, know they can get help when they need it and have confidence in their leaders.
Cregier joined the company 22 years ago and has held leadership positions in operations, marketing, and information services. As the senior director of product development and management for the marketing team, he was responsible for the initial launch of the company's wireless data services.
Prior to joining U.S. Cellular, Cregier held IT roles with Ameritech Mobile Communications and Automatic Data Processing. He earned his bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Illinois State University and received an MBA from Northwestern University's J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, with concentrations in Marketing, Management & Strategy, and Organizational Behavior. Cregier resides in Bartlett, Ill., with his family.
As vice president, customer care centers, Nancy Fratzke's team plays an integral role in U.S. Cellular's dedication to providing the best customer experience. She is responsible for delivering the company's award-winning customer satisfaction at each of the company's five customer care centers. She oversees day-to-day operations of the call centers and leads the more than 2,000 associates at these care centers, ensuring that during each customer interaction, they treat customers like neighbors, not numbers.
Fratzke joined U.S. Cellular in 1999 as a customer service representative and has been successful at a variety of service-oriented positions, including resolution team coach, customer service manager, call center director, director of sales for the Oklahoma and Texas markets, interim regional vice president of sales for the West region and senior director, customer care centers. She previously held manager positions at Landsberg Associates in Lenexa, Kan., and Massco Inc. in Kansas City, Mo. Fratzke holds a Bachelor of Science degree in public relations from Northwest Missouri State University. She resides in Broken Arrow, Okla. with her family.
As vice president of legal and regulatory affairs for U.S. Cellular, John Gockley provides counsel to the company's leadership team regarding legal issues, including transactional, regulatory, telecommunications, environmental, employment and financial. With 26 years of diverse telecommunications experience, Gockley also leads the company's regulatory efforts at both the federal and state levels.
Before joining U.S. Cellular in 2007, Gockley served as vice president and associate general counsel of regulatory and interconnection at Broadwing Communications. During his career he has served as counsel for various companies including Allegiance Telecom, Ameritech Corporation and Illinois Bell Telephone Company.
Gockley holds a bachelor of arts degree in history from Fordham University, a J.D. from John Marshall Law School and a master's of law degree in taxation from DePaul University. He currently resides in Lisle, Ill., with his family.
As vice president and chief diversity officer, Linal is responsible for leading a best-in-class diversity strategy that supports the company's overall business goal to deliver the world's best customer experience and establish U.S. Cellular as an employer of choice for top talent, particularly diverse talent. Harris also leads teams responsible for human resource solutions, insights and analytics, talent programs and strategies and third party vendor relations.
Since joining U.S. Cellular in 2005, he has held positions of increasing responsibility in customer service and human resources, including senior manager of workforce planning and director of customer service operations. Most recently, he served as senior director and chief diversity strategist. Prior to joining U.S. Cellular, he worked in global core operations at Allstate Insurance Co.
Outside of U.S. Cellular, Harris works with a number of Chicago area organizations, including the Umoja Student Development Corporation and the Otis Wilson Foundation. He is also on the Advisory Board of UCAN in Chicago and serves as co-chair of the Black Creativity Program at the Museum of Science and Industry. Harris was named one of Chicago Urban Roundtable's 40 Game Changers under 40 in 2012 and received The Chicago Defender's 2013 Men of Excellence award.
Harris was born and raised in the western suburbs of Chicago and earned an associate degree in science and engineering from Triton College in River Grove, Ill.
As vice president of financial planning and analysis, Jeff Hoersch is responsible for providing financial leadership to the organization in support of its customer-centric strategy. His team is responsible for, among other things, strategic and corporate development, intercarrier services, budgeting and forecasting, financial analytics and support, and data governance.
Hoersch has been in the wireless industry for more than 17 years, 13 of those with U.S. Cellular. During his tenure with U.S. Cellular he has held a variety of positions including director of finance and accounting - Central Region, director of the finance roadmap program and most recently, director of business planning and analysis - Central Region. Prior to joining U.S. Cellular, Hoersch held a variety of finance positions with BellSouth Wireless.
A certified public accountant, Hoersch earned a bachelor of science degree in finance from Marquette University and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He lives in Elgin, Ill., with his wife and three children.
As vice president of sales for the Mid-Central Region, Kathy Hust oversees strategies on customer growth and retention, data expansion, associate sales performance and driving new company initiatives in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and Wisconsin. She also provides direction and support to approximately 2,800 U.S. Cellular associates in the region.
Most recently, Hust served as vice president of the Central Region where she was responsible for managing sales, finance, operations and engineering for U.S. Cellular's customers. Having served in this role since 2002, Hust increased the number of new U.S. Cellular customers and focused on satisfying existing customers in the Central Region by committing her regional sales associates to providing the very best customer service at each step of the sales process.
Hust joined U.S. Cellular in 1997 as a district sales manager and has since held numerous management positions including regional sales manager, area sales manager, area retail manager and director of sales for California and southern Oregon.
Prior to joining U.S. Cellular, she held management positions with Cellular One/Bell South Cellular. Hust earned her bachelor's degree in business administration from Mount Mary College in Milwaukee and has a certificate in management from Marquette University. She is a member of the board of directors for the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, the board of directors for the Better Business Bureau of Chicago & Northern Illinois, the board of directors of the Zoological Society of Milwaukee and the board of trustees of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee. Hust, a Milwaukee native, resides in the area with her family.
As vice president of multi-channel strategy and operations, Denise Hutton is responsible for leading and developing all aspects of U.S. Cellular's multi-channel vision, strategy and operations for sales and customer service. She collaborates and gathers insights from her various teams to create a consistent, exceptional customer experience across multiple channels of service and distribution including all retail touch points, online sales and customer care.
In her previous role as vice president of organizational learning, Hutton was responsible for the design and execution of the company-wide learning and organizational development strategy, while ensuring that associates and leaders had the training, education and professional growth opportunities needed to deliver an outstanding customer experience.
Hutton has been with U.S. Cellular for 15 years beginning her career as a retail wireless consultant in Milwaukee. She has served in several leadership roles in the company, including director or sales in multiple markets and director of the customer care center in Tulsa, Okla. She was promoted to vice president of organizational learning in November 2010.
Hutton earned a bachelor's degree in Business Management from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee and holds certificates in Instructional Design and Organizational Development. She stays involved in her community through various volunteer activities and currently serves as the committee chair for junior showmanship in the American Eskimo Dog Club of America. Hutton is married with one son, loves animals and enjoys spending time on the family farm with her award-winning show dogs.
As vice president of strategy, insights and analytics, Eric is responsible for the development and coordination of holistic insights for the wireless industry, our customers, consumers, and competitors to create effective strategy that drives profitable growth and enhances the customer experience. The analytical and data services, consumer insights, forecasting, strategic guidance and planning teams report to Jagher.
Jagher has more than 10 years of marketing experience and has an extensive background in consulting for a variety of companies. Since joining U.S. Cellular in 2006, he has held positions of increasing responsibility, including director and senior director positions in strategic planning, insights, analytics, product management and customer strategy. Most recently, he served as senior director of strategic guidance, insights and planning.
Prior to joining U.S. Cellular, Jagher was a senior consultant at Deloitte Consulting where he managed the company's consulting for U.S. Cellular's enhanced data products. Previously at Deloitte, he worked with several other wireless carriers and companies on strategy and operations projects in wireless and other industries.
Jagher earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Washington University in St. Louis, and a master's degree in business administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. He lives in Glencoe, Ill., with his wife and three children and is an avid fan of all Boston sports teams.
As vice president of TOPS – benefit realization, Maty is responsible for helping U.S. Cellular deliver the world's best customer experience by ensuring that the company's billing system (TOPS) exceeds the needs of customers and provides associates with tools to enhance customer interactions.
Kiser has more than 25 years of experience in Information Technology. Since joining U.S. Cellular in October 2006, she has held positions of increasing responsibility, including director and senior director positions in strategic operational programs and customer service operations. Most recently, she served as senior director of strategic operations programs.
Prior to joining U.S. Cellular, Kiser was the senior vice president of data technologies and processing at Kantar Operations North America where, among other things, she managed multiple implementation initiatives and led process engineering efforts to improve efficiency and cost effectiveness. Prior to that, she held leadership roles at CNA Insurance, GMAC and Information Resources Inc.
Kiser earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical and electrical engineering from Marquette University in Milwaukee. She lives in Chicago with her husband and son.
As vice president of brand marketing, Grant is responsible for leading U.S. Cellular's brand strategy, managing brand perceptions, growing the company's customer base and delivering the world's best customer experience. The advertising, retail, promotions, digital, e-commerce, field marketing, sponsorship and lifecycle teams report to Leech.
Leech has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and brand development. He joined U.S. Cellular in February 2012 as the senior director of customer acquisition and brand development and was responsible for brand strategy, advertising and positioning, media, promotions, retail, and digital marketing.
Prior to joining U.S. Cellular, Leech was vice president of marketing for Miller Lite at MillerCoors. Previously, he held various marketing leadership roles at SABMIller PLC in South Africa, China and the United States, including managing several of the company's marquee brands.
Leech was born and raised in South Africa and is a graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He lives in Wilmette, Ill., with his wife and two children.
Kevin Lowell, vice president, national network operations for U.S. Cellular, joined the company in 2003. Promoted to his current position in December 2005, Lowell's responsibilities include ensuring the superior quality of U.S. Cellular's voice and data network; leading the development, implementation and audits of current and new wireless network designs and ensuring standards are met. Lowell also leads engineering teams at all of U.S. Cellular's network operations centers.
In his seven years with U.S. Cellular, Kevin has served as senior director of engineering and network operations for the company's Central and West regions. In those positions, Kevin led engineering teams to ensure that U.S. Cellular's quality wireless network was operating to industry standards in each U.S. Cellular service area.
Prior to joining U.S. Cellular, Lowell held various leadership positions for Sprint PCS, including director of network field operations. Lowell holds a bachelor's degree in English Literature from UCLA. He lives in Streamwood, Ill., with his wife and two children.
As vice president of business strategy, Ed Perez is responsible for formulating, analyzing and implementing strategies to drive U.S. Cellular's growth and profitability. He collaborates with various teams to drive enterprise risk management and ongoing innovation in areas such as new markets, products and business models.
In his previous role as vice president of marketing and sales operations, Perez guided U.S. Cellular's critical growth initiatives such as cutting-edge devices, data services, strategic partnerships and supply chain that maintain the company's strategic portfolio of advanced technology for customers.
Perez's career with U.S. Cellular began 16 years ago in marketing. He has served in several leadership roles in the company, including senior director of sales and marketing for the company's West and Central regions, senior director of marketing's product group, interim senior director of brand management and senior director of business support/operations support. He was promoted to vice president of marketing and sales operations in February 2011.
U.S. Cellular encourages its associates to contribute to their communities. Perez has set an example by volunteering his time to the Salvation Army, the United Way and numerous Hispanic organizations. He is also on the Board of Directors of Metropolitan Family Services in DuPage.
Perez is a native of St. Louis and earned a B.S. in marketing from Missouri State University. He lives in the Chicago suburbs with his family.
As vice president of advanced technology and systems planning for U.S. Cellular, Narothum is responsible for the evaluation, architecture and integration of new and existing technologies, products, and services. The advanced technology and systems planning & implementation teams report to Saxena.
Saxena has more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications and wireless industry. He has been with U.S. Cellular for 11 years, most recently serving as senior director of advanced technology and systems planning. Saxena has lead U.S. Cellular's research and development effort which has developed 25 patents and has several pending.
Prior to joining U.S. Cellular, he co-founded Cambia Networks and held various leadership positions at 3COM, Indian Space Research Organization, Omnitel and AMI-Sanag.
Saxena has a master's degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a bachelor's degree in electronics and communication engineering from Osmania University in India. He completed an executive management program from the University of Chicago. He lives in North Hoffman Estates, Ill., with his wife and their two children.
As vice president of federal affairs and public policy, Grant is responsible for U.S. Cellular's regulatory and policy efforts that help the company achieve outcomes that support its strategic business positions while providing an excellent customer experience.
Spellmeyer has more than 20 years of experience in legal affairs, legislative and regulatory issues. Since joining U.S. Cellular in 2006, he has been the principal representative for the company in legislative and regulatory matters. Most recently, he served as executive director of federal affairs and public policy.
Prior to joining U.S. Cellular, Spellmeyer held several positions at U.S. Cellular's affiliate, TDS Telecom, including director of legal affairs and carrier relations. Prior to joining TDS in 2001, Spellmeyer served as vice president of human resources and general counsel for Chorus Communications Group in Madison, Wis. He also practiced law for six years at a firm in Madison and was a special prosecutor for the Dane County District Attorney's office.
Spellmeyer earned a bachelor's degree in economics, a master's degree in public policy and administration and a law degree all from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wis. He also has a master's degree in business administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. A native of the Chicago area, Spellmeyer lives in Kensington, Md., with his wife and three children.
As vice president of products, pricing and innovation, Joe is responsible for U.S. Cellular's critical growth initiatives and optimizing our products, services and cutting-edge devices to provide the world's best customer experience. The products and innovations; device management; prepaid; pricing and promotions; and supply chain teams report to Settimi.
Settimi has 17 years of marketing experience and has an extensive background in management consulting. Since joining U.S. Cellular in 2006, he has held positions of increasing responsibility, including director and senior director positions across the marketing team in innovation, pricing, promotions, product strategy and operations. Most recently, he served as senior director of pricing, innovation and lifecycle management.
Prior to joining U.S. Cellular, Settimi was a principal consultant at Diamond Management & Technology Consultants where he concentrated on strategic marketing and operations projects within wireless telecommunications and high tech.
Settimi earned a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., and a master's degree in business administration from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. He lives in Evanston, Ill., with his wife and two children.
As U.S. Cellular's vice president financial and real estate services, Tom Weber is responsible for the company's revenue assurance, payment control, associate and agent commissions, payroll, accounts payable, process improvement and real estate services. Weber joined the company in 1992.
Prior to joining U.S. Cellular, Weber held various finance and accounting positions with Chrysler Corporation. Weber, a certified public accountant, earned a bachelor of science degree from DePaul University and an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Weber serves on the DePaul University College of Commerce Dean's Advisory Council. He and his wife reside in Itasca, Ill., with their two children.
Nick Wright serves as the vice president of sales for U.S. Cellular's West Region, providing guidance and support to more than 1,000 associates across the company's markets in California, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas and Washington. Wright is focused on growing the company's market share and retaining current customers by providing the best products and services backed by the most knowledgeable and customer-focused associates in the industry.
Before his current position, Wright served as senior director of sales and marketing for the West Region. He joined U.S. Cellular in 1993 and has served in a variety of leadership roles during his career with the company.
Prior to joining U.S. Cellular, Wright served in management positions for Household Finance Corporation. He received a bachelor of science degree in business administration and criminal justice from Central Missouri State University. Wright, his wife and two sons reside in Bixby, Okla.