Lt Governor Toland Announces new Director of the Kansas Office of Broadband Development

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Kansas Lieutenant Governor and Commerce Secretary David Toland announced that Jade Piros de Carvalho will serve as the new Director of the Office of Broadband Development. Jade Piros de Carvalho is a seasoned broadband executive with experience in government affairs, community relations, business development and marketing for the Kansas-based rural broadband provider, IdeaTek. Along with managing advocacy efforts for broadband expansion policy, Piros de Carvalho also spearheaded digital equity efforts for the company. She will direct Commerce’s efforts to drive growth and expansion of broadband throughout the state. Additionally, Piros de Carvalho brings nine years of local government experience as an elected official currently serving a third term as mayor for the city of Hutchinson (KS). She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Wichita State University and a Master of Public Affairs from the University of Missouri, Columbia.

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