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Deirdre C. Drake

Executive Vice President, Chief People Officer and Head of Communications

Deirdre Drake UPDATED

As executive vice president – chief people officer and head of communications, Deirdre leads the human resources organization and is responsible for delivering integrated human resources solutions that directly enable the achievement of UScellular’s strategic objectives. She collaborates with various teams to ensure there is appropriate support for and communications about the organization's mission and vision of providing an excellent customer experience.

Deirdre began her career in human resources in 1989 with Marathon Oil Company. She has also held increasingly senior leadership positions in human resources with Kraft Foods, ARAMARK Corporation and The Bank of Montreal Financial Group. Prior to joining UScellular in April 2014, Deirdre was managing director and chief human resources officer for the Bank of Montreal Financial Group--Capital Markets Division.

Deirdre earned a bachelor’s degree in human resources from Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Mich., and a master’s degree in business administration from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. She also received an honorary doctorate in commercial science from Central Michigan University. Deirdre is a lifetime member of the National Black MBA Association, serves as a board member with the Chicago Public Library Foundation and American Red Cross of Greater Chicago, and is actively involved in a number of local and national not-for profit organizations.

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