Dustin Blythe was named director of external affairs for AT&T Nebraska & Iowa in January of 2015. He manages AT&T’s legislative and community affairs activities in Iowa and Nebraska and works closely with community leaders, legislators and other policymakers to help meet AT&T’s objective of connecting people with technology everywhere they live and work. Before joining AT&T, Blythe was the president of the Iowa Taxpayers Association, the state’s leading nonpartisan business tax policy advocacy organization.
Blythe has previously served as the Ways and Means and Labor research analyst for the Republican caucus in the Iowa House of Representatives. He was a key player in the development of the major property tax reform legislation passed in 2013. Blythe’s professional experience expands to the private business sector as well, working at both the Farm Bureau and Musco Sports Lighting.
His community involvement includes Project 52, which he co-founded. The non-profit is a charity organization that provides trees to families who have lost children. He has served on mission trips to Honduras and the Dominican Republic building homes for the poor. He is also the co-chair of the Treye Blythe Memorial Golf Tournament, an annual event that has given back over $300,000 to local communities.
Blythe received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Northwest Missouri State University.
He and his wife, Cheryl, have been married 16 years. They live in Clive with their two daughters.