UScellular Board of Directors nominates two new board members
Mar 23, 2022
CHICAGO -- United States Cellular Corporation (NYSE:USM) today announced that the Board of Directors has nominated Esteban C. Iriarte and Vicki L. Villacrez for election to serve on the UScellular Board. They will stand for election at the company's annual meeting of shareholders on May 17, 2022. Mr. Iriarte succeeds Ronald E. Daly, who has served with distinction for 18 years, and Ms. Villacrez succeeds Peter L. Sereda, who has served with distinction for 8 years.
"We believe good governance involves continuous review of Board composition and the capabilities required to oversee our long-term strategies. With the nomination of these two highly qualified professionals, UScellular will benefit from significant experience in the telecommunications field, with emphasis on wireless operations," said LeRoy T. Carlson, Jr., UScellular Board chairman. "Each nominee also brings a diverse background and perspectives that will inform UScellular's strategy going forward. We are thankful for the many contributions of, and extend our deepest gratitude to, Messrs. Daly and Sereda. They each have provided sage advice and stellar service to UScellular over many years."
Mr. Iriarte is currently Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Millicom International Cellular S.A. He has significant leadership experience in the wireless and cable industries having served in several executive leadership positions with Millicom International Cellular S.A. since 2009. He currently leads operations in nine different Latin American markets, each with its own competitive context, products, and management team. He also brings significant experience successfully competing against larger competitors in Latin America. Further, his background and attributes bring diversity to the board, in addition to his work in emerging markets in Latin America. Mr. Iriarte has a bachelor's degree from Universidad Católica Argentina, Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina and an MBA from Universidad Austral, Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Ms. Villacrez is currently Senior Financial Advisor. She is expected to become Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (TDS) effective May 2022. She has significant experience in the telecommunications industry having spent more than thirty years at the TDS enterprise. She has substantial experience in finance, accounting, financial planning, and strategic analysis. She served as TDS Telecom's Senior Vice President of Finance and CFO from 2017 to February 2022. Prior to that she served as TDS Telecom's Vice President of Finance and CFO since 2012. Ms. Villacrez previously held several TDS enterprise leadership positions, with growing responsibility across finance, including leading Financial Analysis and Strategic planning. Further, her background and attributes will bring diversity to the board. Ms. Villacrez has a bachelor's degree in accounting from Upper Iowa University and an MBA from Edgewood College. She is also a certified public accountant.
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