As director in the Legislative and Regulatory Affairs division at AT&T, Jo Cassandra Cuevas is responsible for assisting with AT&T’s legislative initiatives at the Texas Capitol in addition to being responsible for the division’s philanthropic efforts in the state.
Prior to her position at AT&T, Jo served as legislative director and policy analyst for various elected officials in the Texas House of Reps and Texas Senate, finishing her tenure at the Texas Capitol as Executive Director for the House Democratic Caucus within the Texas House of Representatives. For almost ten years, Jo managed and developed legislative and policy initiatives with specific expertise in veteran affairs and healthcare issues. During her time in the Legislature, Jo is most proud of her role as the House staffer to work towards the creation of specialty courts for veterans in Texas.
An Austin resident for over ten years, Jo is an instructor at MOD Fitness and a member of Tarrytown United Methodist Church. With a deeply instilled passion for giving back to the community, Jo is an active member of the AVANCE-Austin Board of Directors where she is Co-Chair for the Development Committee and serves on the AVANCE National Board of Directors. In addition, Jo is Secretary for the Austin chapter of Young Texans Against Cancer and has been a volunteer with Mobile Loaves and Fishes for over 5 years.
A native of Pearsall, Texas, Jo double-majored in Political Science and Communications at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas.