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Personnel note: AT&T names Thais Asper external affairs director for three counties

AT&T announced Wednesday it is tapping Thais Asper as the company’s new external affairs director for Miami-Dade, Monroe and Collier counties.

The new job will put Asper, a Miami native, in charge of legislative affairs for the three South Florida counties. She also will assist with new technology deployment and infrastructure investment by collaborating with community leaders, legislators and business leaders.

“AT&T’s reputation of service is so deeply-rooted in the South Florida community that I welcome the opportunity to join the team,” Asper said. “Supporting AT&T’s tradition of serving a community I love while helping provide cutting-edge products and services that will enhance the quality of life of all Floridians is a win-win for me.”

Asper joins AT&T from LSN Parnters, where she was the consulting firm’s chief of staff, assisting clients on state and local issues. Janelle Jay succeeded her in that role.

Asper’s resume includes two degrees from Florida State University — a bachelor’s in political science and a master’s in applied American politics and policy.

Her political experience also includes working as the deputy director of the Florida Hispanic Foundation and a couple positions in the Florida Legislature, first as the legislative assistant to former Rep. Marcelo Llorente and then as the legislative assistant for former Rep. Juan C. Zapata.

She also served Zapata’s campaign manager when he ran for the Miami-Dade County Commission in 2012.

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