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2011-04-18 08:20:00

CHICAGO, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Cellular has named Carter S. Elenz to the newly created position of executive vice president, sales and customer service. Alan D. Ferber, executive vice president of operations, has been appointed to a new role as executive vice president, chief strategy and brand officer. Both executives will report to Mary N. Dillon, president and CEO. "Carter's passion for the customer, strong operational background and his set of personal values that align...

2011-02-17 11:38:00

CHICAGO, Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Cellular was recognized at the J.D. Power and Associates Customer Service Roundtable in Las Vegas as a J.D. Power 2011 Customer Service Champion--one of only 40 companies to have earned this distinction this year. To qualify for inclusion on this elite list, companies must not only excel within their own industries, but also must stand out among leading brands in 20 major industries evaluated by J.D. Power. Five key customer "touch points"...

2010-05-24 15:17:00

CHICAGO, May 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- United States Cellular Corporation (NYSE: USM) has announced that Jeffrey J. Childs has been promoted to executive vice president and chief human resources officer, effective immediately. Previously, Childs was U.S. Cellular's senior vice president and chief human resources officer. "Jeff has been instrumental in developing U.S. Cellular's customer-centric culture, the Dynamic Organization, which is one of our major competitive assets," said LeRoy...

2010-05-10 07:06:00

CHICAGO, May 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- United States Cellular Corporation (NYSE: USM) today announced that its board of directors has appointed Mary N. Dillon as president and chief executive officer (CEO), effective June 1. Dillon will replace retiring president and CEO John E. Rooney, and will join the U.S. Cellular board. Dillon, 48, joins U.S. Cellular from McDonald's Corporation, where she was global chief marketing officer and executive vice president, with responsibility for...

2010-04-26 07:25:00

LOMBARD, Ill., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- With over ten million diabetics in the U.S. alone and approximately 150,000 amputations performed yearly, inventor and American board-certified prosthetist John E. Rooney developed a custom-made ankle-foot orthosis with the trade name Ulcer Healing Orthosis(R) or UHO(R). The U.S. patented device helps to support the lower leg and foot, reducing mechanical stress on the bottom of the ulcerated foot. This allows blood flow to the ulceration, encouraging...

2010-04-08 09:00:00

CHICAGO, April 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- United States Cellular Corporation (NYSE: USM) has announced that Jeffrey S. Hoersch has been promoted to the new role of vice president of financial planning and analysis, effective March 31, 2010. He will report to Steven T. Campbell, executive vice president-finance and chief financial officer. The new role was created when the company combined its financial planning and strategic planning teams. Hoersch, 43, has been with U.S. Cellular for...

2010-02-24 14:00:00

CHICAGO, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- United States Cellular Corporation (NYSE: USM) today announced that its president and CEO, John ("Jack") E. Rooney, will retire in 2010. Executive recruiting firm Spencer Stuart is currently conducting a search for Rooney's replacement. Jack Rooney, age 67, joined U.S. Cellular as president and CEO in 2000. During his 10 years of leadership, the company has grown into the sixth-largest wireless provider in the U.S., with more than six million...

2010-02-11 17:33:00

NEWHALL, Iowa, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Governor Chet Culver joined U.S. Cellular CEO John E. Rooney and area associates struck a chord when they ambushed a concert at Central Lutheran School today by delivering a $100,000 surprise. The school was the third winner named in U.S. Cellular's $ 1 million Calling All Communities campaign. Central Lutheran launched into the Top 10 early in the campaign. Community support kept the 133-student school there until the end. While news of their...

2009-11-17 16:00:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- United States Cellular Corporation (NYSE: USM) today announced that it plans to appoint Edward C. Perez to vice president-marketing and sales operations, effective Jan. 1, 2010. Perez is currently senior director of U.S. Cellular's business support system/operations support system track in the company's strategic operational program. "Ed Perez has been a respected and motivating leader in our sales, marketing and product teams for more than a...


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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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