TDS Promotes Account Exec In Michigan: Madison, Wis.-based TDS Telecommunications Corp. said Thursday it had promoted Carl Smith to strategic account executive in Michigan. In his new role, Smith is responsible for educating businesses about new technologies and the ways they can enhance a business’ operations. Smith is responsible for working with current TDS business customers and assisting all businesses throughout southeast Michigan, Jackson, and Lansing. Smith joined TDS in September 2011 as an outside sales representative. He has more than 10 years of consultative and telecom sales experience. He will continue to work out of TDS’ Livonia office. A Michigan native, Smith \earned a bachelor of arts degree in advertising from Michigan State University. TDS is a local communications provider offering businesses the latest in technology, including VoIP phone service, dedicated Internet, data networking, and hosted-managed services. It has more than 1.1 million access lines in 30 states and 2,700 employees.