Claudia Devant, J.D.
Registered Lobbyist

Claudia DevantClaudia has extensive, in-depth experience in both government and the private sector. Most recently, Claudia was on the national business development team for Accenture, a global information technology firm, where she led sales campaigns for large, complex, integrated systems opportunities.

In 2000, Claudia moved to Florida, where she served as AT&T?s state president for regulatory and legislative affairs, working hand- in-hand with key decision makers in both the Florida legislative and executive branches for five years. Claudia was subsequently promoted to regional vice president for legislative affairs for AT&T, where she successfully led legislative and regulatory reform campaigns in the Southern Region before the merger with BellSouth.

In addition to her corporate experience, Claudia worked in government at the state and federal levels. Claudia served as U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond?s legislative aide in Washington, D.C., for three years, providing legislative analysis, constituent service, and external communications services. Claudia also served as a policy advisor to the Michigan House of Representatives, where she led the staff effort to rewrite the Michigan Telecommunications Act. As general counsel and communications director for the South Carolina Department of Commerce, Claudia negotiated economic development incentives with corporations wanting to do business with the state.

Claudia currently serves on the Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) IT Council, Florida TaxWatch Board?s Executive Steering Committee, the Take Stock in Children Board, and the Florida After School Network Board.

A South Carolina native, Claudia holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and a law degree from the University of South Carolina.

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