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Debra Coaxum

Vice President, Primary Data Collection


MBA, George Washington University
MS, Mathematics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
BS, Mathematics, Morris Brown College

Debra Coaxum is an expert in managing all aspects of national statistical data programs, survey operations, and data governance. For over 25 years, Ms. Coaxum has led large-scale survey collections, managed data collection operations, and developed and implemented strategic initiatives.

Before joining RTI, Ms. Coaxum served as a senior executive at the U.S. Energy Information Administration, where she led data collection operations and the implementation of a centralized survey operations function. Prior to that, she implemented the planning, collection, processing, analysis, and dissemination of government survey data for the U.S. Census Bureau. She is a member of the American Association for Public Opinion Research and the African American Federal Executive Association.

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