St. Jude Medical has hired Candace Steele Flippin to lead the medical device firm’s public relations and external communications. The company, based in St. Paul, Minnesota, provides health care technology to more than 100 countries.
Steele Flippin will be responsible for providing strategic direction for the St. Jude Medical global corporate, international, and commercial public relations as well as advising and managing external communications for the company’s executive leadership team.
Prior to joining St. Jude’s, Steele Flippin was a senior director of corporate communications at Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. She also worked for Cephalon, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, was senior director of global public relations at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals and worked with the American Red Cross as well. Steele Flippin is chair-elect (2015) for the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Health Academy.