Maril MacDonald

Maril is a nationally recognized leader in communication, strategy execution and transformation. She’s pioneered a discipline that collaborates with corporate leaders to optimize business performance by engaging and mobilizing their workforce behind a company’s strategic goals, its culture and its brand. Her clients have included some of the world’s most recognized brands including Bristol-Myers Squibb, […]

Eileen Sheil

Eileen Sheil is 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) […]

Chuck Wallington

Chuck serves as senior vice president of marketing and communications for Cone Health. Cone Health is a $1.8 billion health care network of physicians, hospitals and out-patient facilities with 12,000 employees who serve a five-county area in Central North Carolina. Its headquarters is Greensboro, NC, where Chuck is based. Chuck is responsible for leading the […]

Catherine Hernandez‐Blades

Catherine Hernandez-Blades joined Aflac in 2014 as senior vice president of Corporate Communications where she oversees all of the company’s integrated corporate communications functions. Prior to coming to Aflac, she was chief communications and marketing officer at Flextronics, a multinational technological manufacturer. She also served as vice president of communications and public affairs at Raytheon […]

Bill Chandler

Bill Chandler serves as Chief Communications Officer for Western Union, the purpose-driven Fortune 500 company that is a leader in global money transfer services with customers in 200 countries and territories. The 166-year-old financial services company is undergoing a major transformation with its leading digital offerings that complement its 550,000 agent locations around the world. […]

Jen Sizemore

Jennifer Sizemore is vice president and editor-in-chief in Global Communications at Starbucks Coffee Company. She leads content strategy and manages Starbucks’ global newsroom, telling stories for all platforms about the company’s social responsibility initiatives, innovation and business practices. Previously, she was the Vice President of Communications and Marketing at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center […]

Catherine Mathis

Catherine is the Chief Communications Officer at McGraw Hill. She is responsible for conception, design and implementation of corporate communication strategies targeted to critical business, media and education policy‐related audiences. Mathis will also lead influencer and stakeholder management efforts aimed at key individuals, investor audiences and organizations relating to the business and future strategies of […]

Angel Kennedy

Angel Kennedy is a student assistant at the Institute for Public Relations (IPR), and a transfer junior at the University of Florida. Kennedy recently transferred from the University of South Florida in the fall 2017 semester, where he received his associate’s degree in business administration. He is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a […]

Stacy Sharpe

Stacy Sharpe brings the iconic story of Allstate to life as senior vice president of Strategic and Consumer Corporate Communications in Corporate Relations. In her role, Stacy helps tell Allstate’s story of transformation and growth by leading communications for Allstate’s CEO and chief financial officer and the Allstate Personal Lines, Allstate Financial and Allstate Investments […]

Cheryl Heinonen

Cheryl is Executive Vice President of Corporate Communications at Macy’s. She was previously senior vice president global corporate relations and chief communications officer at Avon Products, Inc. She was also the President of the Avon Foundation for Women. Previously, she was a Managing Director, Corporate Practice for Burson-Marsteller. Cheryl is a communications professional with expertise […]

Jennifer Swint

Jennifer is Partner and President of North America at Porter Novelli. She is responsible for the talent development, growth and profitability of Porter Novelli’s offices in the U.S. and Canada. She also serves as Managing Director of the Washington, D.C. office of Porter Novelli. Over her 25-year career in Washington, D.C., she has provided strategic […]

Brett Ludwig

Brett leads the Internal Communications function at Cardinal Health, a Fortune 21 global healthcare services and products company. In this role, Brett is responsible for corporate messaging, internal communication delivery, thought leadership and communication strategy. Brett previously held the role of VP, Public Relations at Cardinal Health, where he was responsible for external communication, crisis […]