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Katherine San Pedro to join AT&T lobbying team

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Telecommunications giant AT&T announced Wednesday it has brought on board Katherine San Pedro as the firm’s regional director of external affairs for Miami-Dade County.

San Pedro previously managed the campaign of Republican state Rep. Bryan Avila of Hialeah before joining his staff as a legislative aide in the Capitol, the same trajectory she followed after working on Kendall Republican state Rep. Jeanette Nunez‘s victorious campaign for the House.

“I’m excited about this opportunity to further serve the communities of Miami-Dade County in this new capacity,” said San Pedro in a release. “At AT&T, my focus will be continuing to collaborate to grow the economy and make Florida an even better place to live and work.”

San Pedro also worked on John Couriel‘s bid for state Senate in Democratic-leaning District 35 and is a self-professed acolyte of Rep. Nunez and political consultant David Custin. She is a native of Hialeah, near Miami.

AT&T is a fixture within Florida politics, contributing to dozens of legislative candidates per cycle, as well as around Tallahassee, where they employ the services of nearly every top-shelf lobbying firm.

The firm says in her new role San Pedro will  handle legislative and community affairs initiatives, as well as assist with new technology deployment and infrastructure investment by “collaborating with community leaders, legislators and business leaders.”

San Pedro was nominated one of SaintPetersBlog’s “30 under 30” last year.

“I love to get good people elected,” she told SPB. “I like being behind the scenes, organizing, thinking up plans and implement them.”

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Ryan Ray writes about campaigns and public policy in Tampa Bay and across the state. A contributor to FloridaPolitics.com and before that, The Florida Squeeze, he covers the Legislature as a member of the Florida Capitol Press Corps and has worked as a staffer on several campaigns. He can be reached at ryan@floridapolitics.com.

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