Katherine Hust Named Regional Vice President for U.S. Cellular's New North Central Region
Chicago (Feb. 4, 2014) – Katherine Hust has been named regional vice president of sales for the newly formed North Central region for U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM). Hust previously served as vice president of sales for the Chicago-based company's Mid-Central region.
In her new role, Hust will oversee the company's customer growth and retention, data expansion, associate sales performance and will drive new company initiatives in Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Vermont and Wisconsin. She will provide direction and support to approximately 2,000 U.S. Cellular associates in the region.
"Kathy's years of experience in the wireless industry have provided her with the expertise to integrate superior customer service programs with award-winning network performance," said Jay Ellison, executive vice president of sales and customer service for U.S. Cellular. "U.S. Cellular excels in providing customers with an outstanding experience, and Kathy's team is dedicated to continuing to develop initiatives that exceed customer expectations."
In past positions, Hust served as vice president of the Central region where she managed sales, finance, operations and engineering for U.S. Cellular. During this time Hust led a region-wide commitment to providing industry-leading customer service at each step of the sales process that increased customer growth and further improved customer satisfaction.
Hust first joined U.S. Cellular in 1997 as a district sales manager and has since held a number of management positions throughout U.S. Cellular's footprint including regional sales manager, area sales manager, area retail manager and director of sales for California and southern Oregon.
"Kathy is an embodiment of U.S. Cellular's passion to serve our customers and communities," Ellison added. "We're proud of the many ways Kathy supports organizations and events in Chicago, Milwaukee and our New England markets. She is a great ambassador for our company."
Hust serves as 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 holds a bachelor's degree from Mount Mary College in Milwaukee and has a certificate in management from Marquette University. Hust resides Milwaukee area with her family.
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About U.S. Cellular
U.S. Cellular rewards its customers with unmatched benefits and industry-leading innovations designed to elevate the customer experience. The Chicago-based carrier has a strong line-up of cutting-edge devices that are all backed by its high-speed network that has the highest call quality of any national carrier. Currently, 81 percent of customers have access to 4G LTE speeds and nearly 90 percent will have access by the end of 2013. U.S. Cellular was named a J.D. Power and Associates Customer Service Champion in 2012 for the second year in a row. To learn more about U.S. Cellular, visit one of its retail stores or uscellular.com. To get the latest news, promos and videos, connect with U.S. Cellular on Facebook.com/uscellular, Twitter.com/uscellular and YouTube.com/uscellularcorp.
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Michael Herbst, Public Relations Counsel
Laura Lualhati, Comm. Mgr, U.S. Cellular