Tara Thue is the president of AT&T Mountain West States. In this role, Tara leads all external, governmental and public 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, Tara 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, to develop a comprehensive broadband availability map and address 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 and the Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry and is the vice chair of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Utah.
When not traveling with her husband, Matt, and daughter, Quinn, you'll probably find Tara golfing, cooking or hiking with her blind rescue dog, Bubbles.