Candace Steele Flippin, DM, MBA, APR

Speaker | Multigenerational Workplace Scholar | Author

Dr. Candace Steele Flippin is a communications executive, speaker, author, and researcher.

Dr. Steele Flippin utilizes her background as a practitioner and scholar to help organizations understand the future of the multigenerational workplace. She applies research-based insights to educate leaders on how to create high-performing cultures. 

Candace_headshot 5

Dr. Steele Flippin is a frequent speaker and commentator. Her unique expertise is a blend of her academic study and her success as an executive within national and international organizations. She is often invited to discuss her research regarding accelerating the leadership development of women, and Gen X, Gen Z, and Millennials. 

Dr. Steele Flippin is the author of Generation Z in the Workplace and Millennials in the Workplace, two practical guides to bridge generation gaps in communications, leadership, and team building. Her recent article in the American Society on Aging Generations journal, The Glass Ceiling Is Breaking, Now What? has served as a guide for corporate leadership programs. 

Dr. Steele Flippin is an executive in the financial services industry. She has led public affairs and communications functions at leading medical device, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and nonprofit organizations. Her expertise includes corporate reputation and issues management, media relations, corporate social responsibility, employee engagement, and leadership development. 

This year, Dr. Steele Flippin was named one of the as Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America by Savoy Magazine. In 2019, she was named as one of the 25 Influential Black Women in Business by The Network Journal and a Woman of Distinction by St. Jude Children’s Research Center. She is a past Chair of the Public Relations Society of America Health Academy and has received over 20 awards for communications and public relations throughout her career. 

Dr. Steele Flippin serves on the American Bankers Association Communication Council and is a member of the board of directors of the LaGrant Foundation, Memphis River Parks Partnership, the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, and Youth Villages. She is a John Hopkins University Leadership Fellow and a member of the Arthur Page Society.

Dr. Steele Flippin received a BA from the University of Michigan, an MBA from the Johns Hopkins University, and a Doctor of Management from Case Western Reserve University.