This Women’s History Month we’re sitting down with female leaders from around the state to talk about their path to success, what inspires them and how others could follow in their footsteps. In this episode of Building Utah we sit down with Tara Thue, director of external affairs for Idaho, Montana and Utah, AT&T.

Tara Thue is AT&T’s director for external affairs, covering Idaho, Montana and Utah.

Prior to this role, she served in the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), where she led the State’s broadband initiative and advised the Governor on communications-related policies. Ms. Thue 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.  Before coming to GOED, Ms. Thue worked on federal technology and communications public policy matters at Comcast Corporation in Washington, DC.

Thue earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and Economics from Utah State University in Logan, Utah. She operates from AT&T’s Salt Lake City office.

A little bit about Women’s History Month:
The national celebration began in 1981, when Congress authorized the President of the United States to proclaim the week beginning in March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” After turning it into a full month in 1987, in 1988 Congress passed additional resolutions giving the power to the President to sign off on every March being designated as “Women’s History Month.”