Vice President of Global External Communications, Medtronic

She was previously the executive director of corporate communications at Cleveland Clinic, one of the nation’s largest academic medical centers, and named the second-best hospital in the United States by U.S. News & World Report (2016). Sheil received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University (1990) and a Master’s of Public Administration from Cleveland State University (2003).

She is a member of the Arthur Page Society, a guest columnist for PR Week, and was inducted into the PR News Measurement Hall of Fame in 2016. She also is a member of the International Association of the Measurement and Evaluation of Communications (AMEC) Non-Profit Group. She also serves as a voting member of the Conflict of Interest and Innovation Management Committee at Cleveland Clinic. She has also taught a number of classes and given presentations on public relations and communications. Sheil has worked on numerous high-profile projects that have involved presidents, heads of states, innovative surgeries “first of their kind”, book promotions, and international PR projects. She has extensive experience in crisis communications as well.