Candace Steele Flippin, DM, MBA, APR

Public Affairs Executive | Multigenerational Workplace Scholar | Author

As an executive and a scholar, Dr. Candace Steele Flippin embodies the philosophy that bringing multiple perspectives to the table enriches people and organizations to achieve better outcomes. Whether in her professional life, researching multigenerational dynamics in the workplace, or giving back to her community, she always aspires to making a meaningful impact.

Public Affairs Executive

Dr. Candace Steele Flippin is executive vice president and chief communications officer at First Horizon National Corporation. She has led public affairs functions at Fortune 500 companies, a global public relations agency, and national non-profit organizations. 

Civically minded, she serves on the board of directors for the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, The LaGrant Foundation, and the Memphis River Parks Partnership. 

Research Fellow

Currently appointed as a Research Fellow at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Steele Flippin researches the different generations in the workplace. Her research motivation is to illuminate the changing landscape of the multigenerational workplace and explore the factors contributing to the success of Baby Boomer, Gen X, Millennial and Gen Z at work and in their careers.


Dr. Steele Flippin 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 books designed to help members of each generation group and their managers build productive and successful working relationships.

She is co-editor of the American Society on Aging Generations Journal issue Generation X: From Fiction to Fact, and Still a Mystery.