Tara Thue is AT&T’s President of the Mountain West States for external and legislative affairs. In this role, Tara leads all external, governmental and community affairs for AT&T in Idaho, Montana and Utah. Tara previously served as AT&T’s Director for external and legislative affairs, covering the same region.
Prior to joining AT&T, she served in the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development, overseeing the State’s efforts to improve broadband access and advising the Governor’s office on communications related policy issues. Tara led Utah’s broadband office, from the ground up, developing a comprehensive broadband availability map and addressing issues related to broadband adoption and deployment under the Utah Broadband Project (known today as the Utah Broadband Outreach Center). She also worked on federal technology and communications public policy matters at Comcast Corporation in Washington, D.C., before moving back to her home state of Utah.
Tara graduated from Utah State University with a dual major in political science and economics. She currently serves on the board of directors for the Salt Lake Chamber, Economic Development Corporation of Utah, Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry, and is the board chair for Make-A-Wish Utah.
When not traveling with her husband (Matt), daughter (Quinn) and son (Ivan), you will probably find Tara golfing or hiking with her blind rescue dog, Bubbles.