Chief Communications Officer


anne buckley
Anne L. Buckley, APR, a veteran in higher education and academic medicine communications, oversees University Relations and serves 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. She pays particular attention to crisis communications and issues management. Areas of direction include public relations, digital strategy and marketing, trademarks and licensing, executive communications, social media strategy, web presence, editorial content and public radio station WBHM-FM, Central Alabama’s NPR affiliate.

Buckley came to UAB in 2015 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.