Chief Communications Officer


anne buckley
Buckley, a communications professional with more than a decade of higher education and academic medicine experience, oversees University Relations and acts as chief communications officer for UAB and the UAB Health System. She has primary responsibility for protecting and propelling the UAB brand to enhance awareness, engagement and support among key constituencies. Areas of direction include crisis communications, issues management, executive communications, brand standards, advertising, social strategy and web presence.

Buckley came to UAB after 11 years at Virginia Commonwealth University, where she served as senior director of University Public Affairs, with news and public information responsibilities for VCU and the VCU Medical Center. She has also served as a national news editor at The Associated Press, and as founder and president of Prestige Media Inc., a full-service public relations firm for corporate clients, law firms and small- to medium-sized businesses throughout Virginia and the Southeast.

In addition, Buckley, a member of the Public Relations Society of America, was an adjunct professor at the University of Richmond, where she taught courses in news writing and public relations. She is a graduate of the University of New Mexico with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Buckley earned an Accreditation in Public Relations in 2009.