Jost: Cisneros Is My Chief Publicity (Read: Oversight) Flack
MyTwoCensus obtained the following internal Census Bureau document…Look who will be responsible for the oversight of the $200 million contract with DraftFCB, a fellow PR flack rather than an ACCOUNTANT or someone with OVERSIGHT EXPERIENCE:
FROM THE DESK OF STEVE JOST
Associate Director for Communications
I am pleased to announce the selection of Raul E. Cisneros as Chief of the
Census 2010 Publicity Office, effective July 19,2009. In this role he will
be responsible for the management of the 2010 Integrated Communications
Campaign and the oversight of the multimillion dollar contract with
Draftfcb. Prior to this position Raul served as Chief of the 2010 Census
Media Relations Branch in the Public Information Office where he was in
charge of public affairs and media relations activities for the 2010
Raul has extensive and wide ranging public relations experience and has
worked with public and private sector stakeholders nationally and the state
and local levels. Before coming to the Census Bureau, Raul served in a
number of capacities at the U.S. Small Business Administration from 2001 to
2008. He was director of communications and responsible for press,
marketing, audiovisual services, Web design and internal communications.
He was also associate administrator for field operations, deputy chief of
staff and acting district director for Puerto Rico/U.S. Virgin Islands.
In addition to his federal service, Raul has also worked for the state of
California as an environmental engineer, assistant state treasurer and
communications specialist for the California State Senate. Raul has been a
public relations consultant and commentator for print, radio and
television. He also has private sector experience as an engineer and
supervisor working for the Campbell Soup Company.
Born and raised in the Republic of Panama, Raul earned his Bachelor of
Science degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado. He lives in
Laurel, Md., with his wife, Anita, and 15-year-old daughter. He is active
in the community and serves as a board member for the Anne Arundel
Partnership for Children, Youth and Families.