Community connections

Employees from TDS Telecom and sister companies OneNeck IT Solutions and Baja Broadband do a lot to benefit their communities. Here’s what some employees at the three companies have been up to:

Community connections Danny WaggonerTDS Telecom Field Service Technician Danny Waggoner presented this year’s Excellence in Art award at Lakeview Junior High School in New Johnsonville, Tenn. (about 80 miles west of Nashville). This year’s winner, Tyler Mutter, received a 16GB Kindle Fire HD from TDS. Danny, Tyler and the Kindle are all pictured above. TDS sponsors the award each year and Danny is always on hand to make the presentation.

OneNeck’s chief operating officer Jim Hertle, director of Operations Steve Bazinet and Support Center director Clayton Mach helped some Arizona State University business analytics graduate students Yunho Jung, Nishitha Reddy, Wallace Taylor and Anamika Ojha get some much needed real-world experience. community connection One NeckThe three men sponsored an eight week project that analyzed OneNeck’s ticket processing system. Tom Johnson, OneNeck’s director of Shared Infrastructure Service, lead the team.

We’ll stay in Arizona for our next shout-out. OneNeck partnered with The Arizona Tech Council and Teach for America to share their enthusiasm for Information Technology with 7th and 8th grade students at The Pioneer School in Phoenix, Arizona. OneNeck’s Christopher Payne (SharePoint & Windows Administrator II), Jack Kriegh (Network Engineer IV) and Anand Manuel (Oracle Application Database administrator) each spent time talking to the kids about OneNeck, the services they offer, and the exciting jobs they do every day.
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About Barclay Pollak

Barclay Pollak is an award winning journalist and proud to be a member of the Corporate Communications team at TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS®) in Madison, Wis. Barclay joined the team in April of 2013. Before that Barclay worked as an Anchor/ Reporter for the NBC affiliate in Madison. While at NBC-15 Barclay was recognized by several organizations for his contributions to the television news industry. They include the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association, the Radio Television Digital News Association (Edward R. Murrow Regional Award) and the Chicago/Midwest National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (2012 Emmy Nominee). When he’s not working Barclay enjoys cheering for all the sports teams in Wisconsin. Barclay’s a University of Wisconsin-Madison alumnus and a huge fan of Badger athletics. Barclay is fascinated by the ever changing world of technology and spends a fair amount of his free time reading about the latest and greatest developments online. When Barclay’s not learning about technology he’s scouring the Internet in search of freeware. Barclay has an 8-year-old daughter and lives with his girlfriend of almost five years on Madison’s southwest side. G+.
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