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Director of External Affairs

Raul E. Cisneros

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Raul E. Cisneros serves as the Director of External Affairs for the Economics & Statistics Administration (ESA) at the U.S. Department of Commerce.  Mr. Cisneros manages all aspects of external affairs including public and inter-agency communications, as well as the coordination and oversight of outreach activities by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and the U.S. Census Bureau.  He also directs the critical function of communicating ESA's mission, which includes engaging a diverse stakeholder community.

Mr. Cisneros has extensive leadership experience in the Federal sector and as a senior public communications practitioner.  Most recently, he served at the Census Bureau where he directed web, digital and new media activities.  He also directed the $368 million advertising campaign for the 2010 Census.  Before joining the Commerce Department, Mr. Cisneros served at the U.S. Small Business Administration as communications director, deputy chief of staff and in numerous other capacities.   

Mr. Cisneros earned his Bachelor of Science degree with military distinction from the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado.

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