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Teresa Elder

Teresa Elder

Teresa Elder


Teresa Elder is WOW!’s chief executive officer. WOW! (NYSE: WOW) is a leading, fully integrated provider of residential and commercial high-speed data, video and telephony services for customers in the US. WOW!’s operating philosophy is to deliver an employee and customer experience that lives up to its name.

Teresa has more than 20 years of growing companies into billion-dollar enterprises while building strong teams with a passion for delivering exceptional customer experiences. She is a veteran of the telecom, wireless and cable industries having led some of the world’s leading companies in the U.S. and Europe, including Vodafone Ireland, Clearwire (now Sprint), AT&T Broadband (now Comcast), and AirTouch (now Verizon).

Teresa is committed to her community and to improving the quality of life for others. She serves on multiple boards including as a trustee for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Chair of the Management Board of the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, member of the Stanford MSx Alumni Advisory Board, Stanford Women on Boards Executive Committee and the Advisory Board of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.  Teresa holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration degree, summa cum laude, from Creighton University and a Master of Science in Management degree from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. 

Teresa and her husband, William, reside in Colorado and have two adult sons, William Jr. and Andrew.