Burton Reist

Chief of Decennial Communications and Stakeholder Relations
U.S. Census Bureau

Burton Reist oversees the budget and communications for the three Decennial Programs – the 2020 Census, the American Community Survey, and the Census Bureau’s Geographic Programs. His duties also include providing oversight for the Census Bureau’s Redistricting Data Program. In all of these areas, he provides executive leadership for ensuring ongoing strategic communications for the 2020 Census Program. Before rejoining the Census Bureau in 2017, Reist served as the Director of External Affairs for the Economics & Statistics Administration (ESA) at the U.S. Department of Commerce. Reist managed all aspects of external affairs including public and inter-agency communications, and the coordination and oversight of outreach by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and the U.S. Census Bureau. Reist is a senior leader and manager with decades of experience in the statistical and communications realm. He directed the Census 2010 communications campaign, and was the Census Bureau’s Chief of the 2020 Census Research and Planning Office, where he directed the research and testing program for the 2020 Census. Reist began his career with the government working as a Congressional staff member. He later served four years for the Peace Corps as Executive Staff Secretary to the Director. Reist holds a Bachelor’s Degree in politics from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a Master’s in Public Administration from Cornell University.

Burton Reist will be speaking at:

Finance, Administration and Intergovernmental Relations (FAIR) Federal Advocacy Committee Meeting

March 11, 2018 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm ,

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