CHICAGO, Jan. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (NYSE: TDS) today announced that Dr. Daniel J. DeWitt has been appointed senior vice president of human resources, effective January 23, 2017. He succeeds C. Theodore (Ted) Herbert, who is retiring after nearly 32 years with the Company.
DeWitt is a licensed psychologist who specializes in human resources consulting and has more than 30 years of experience providing assessments and coaching to executives from tech startups to Fortune 500 companies. He most recently worked at Shields Meneley Partners as an executive psychologist. Prior to that, he has worked in his own consulting practice, and served as the vice president of human resources for HotSamba, a former internet startup. He has held consulting roles with The Garms Group and the Center for Executive Options.
"It's clear that with Dan's background and exceptional understanding of corporate culture, leadership ability, integrity and problem solving skills will enable him to do an outstanding job in this important and challenging position," said LeRoy T. Carlson, Jr., president and CEO of TDS. "I'm confident Dan will work to assure that TDS has an environment that fosters accomplishment and accountability, reduces turnover, and values inclusion and the diversity of ideas and approaches."
DeWitt earned a B.A. in Psychology from Northwestern University, an M.A. in pre-clinical psychology from Ball State University, and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology with an emphasis in organizational psychology from Purdue University.
DeWitt will report directly to LeRoy T. Carlson, Jr.
Since joining TDS in 1985, Herbert has played a crucial role in the Company's development and growth by building and maintaining a strong corporate human resources function that advances TDS' mission and values.
"In his more than 30 years of service, Ted's leadership and guidance have helped shape policies and programs that focused on enhancing TDS high-performing work culture," said Carlson. "I thank him for his service and commitment to our Company's success and wish him the best in retirement."
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