Candace Steele Flippin

Candace-Steele-FlippinDr. Candace Steele Flippin is a Divisional Vice President of Public Affairs at Abbott, a worldwide healthcare company. An award-winning public affairs leader, she has served as a leader for multiple Fortune 500 companies, a global public relations agency, and national non-profit organizations. For more than 20 years, she has explored the perspectives and motivators of key audiences and activated stakeholders to make a meaningful impact. As an executive and a scholar, she embodies the philosophy that bringing multiple perspectives to the table results in better outcomes. Since 2016, Dr. Steele Flippin has been a Research Fellow at Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management where she conducts research on the multigenerational workplace — a subject that is gaining prominence as employers strive to build more diverse and inclusive environments. She is the author of Generation Z in the Workplace and Millennials in the Workplace, the first two books in a four-part series of practical guides designed to help members of each generation group and their managers build productive and successful working relationships. Dr. Steele Flippin serves on the board of directors for the Minneapolis Community and Technical College Foundation. She is Chair of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Campaign in Minnesota and she is a past Chair of the Public Relations Society of America’s Health Academy. Dr. Steele Flippin earned her Doctor of Management at Case Western Reserve University, an MBA from Johns Hopkins University and her BA in History of Art from the University of Michigan. She also holds an Accreditation in Public Relations. Learn more about her work at