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Anne Lasseigne Tiedt, APR

Senior Director of Strategic Communications

Anne Lasseigne Tiedt, APR joined Raise Your Hand in 2021 after working for more than 25 years in Central Texas as a public relations and marketing executive. She leads communications for the Advocacy and Policy Teams at Raise Your Hand Texas, advancing the mission and reputation of Raise Your Hand in fulfillment of the organization’s strategic priorities across policy, advocacy, and legislative engagement.

Prior to Raise Your Hand, Tiedt honed her award-winning communications skills as co-owner of a boutique public relations and marketing firm, creating savvy, measurable marketing communication campaigns that helped organizations better themselves, their businesses, or their missions. She has worked on staff at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and the Austin Symphony Orchestra; led a team at a Texas-based PR Firm; and owned her own PR consultancy.

Tiedt is deeply involved in her community. In addition to numerous nonprofit volunteer positions, she is very proud of volunteering in classrooms and on committees, booster clubs, and PTA board of directors at Austin ISD’s Clayton Elementary School, Baldwin Elementary School, Gorizki Middle School, and Bowie High School.

Tiedt holds a Bachelor of Journalism in Public Relations and Business Foundations Certification from The University of Texas at Austin. She has held her Accreditation in Public Relations since 2003, is a graduate of Leadership Texas 2010, and earned her PESO Model Communications Certification from Syracuse University in 2020.

She is a proud graduate of the Texas Public School System. Her daughter is a junior at Texas A&M University. She and her husband Ryan live in Southwest Austin with their son, who is a senior at Bowie High School.

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