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Stephen L. Buckner

Assistant Director for Digital, Marketing & Strategic Communication

Stephen Buckner is an assistant director of communications at the U.S. Census Bureau. He manages the statistical agency’s marketing, digital and strategic communications activities. A strong advocate for agile and data-driven communications, he oversees several new initiatives to improve the Census Bureau’s overall customer experience and expand its digital, content marketing and data dissemination capabilities for the 2020 Census. His background includes working in several public relations agencies prior to joining the Census Bureau in 1998.  Buckner holds a master’s degree in public administration from Florida State University, and a bachelor’s degree in public relations from the University of Florida.