Candace Steele Flippin, DM
Candace Steele Flippin, Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer, has over 20 years of experience in global communications and brand transformation in the biotech, financial services, and medical device industries. She joined Acuity in 2020 and leads the company's global communications strategy, including corporate communications, media relations, reputation, and brand management. In addition, Candace is passionate about creating pathways for inclusion and serves as the executive sponsor of Acuity's PRIDE Employee Resource Group.
Before joining Acuity Brands, Candace served as Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer, First Horizon National Corporation (2018-2020), Divisional Vice President, Public Affairs, Abbott Laboratories (2017-2018), and Vice President, Global External Communications, St. Jude Medical (2014-2017).
In 2016, Candace was appointed as an engaged scholar in the Weatherhead School of Management community at Case Western Reserve University. She is a workplace scholar and author. Her research focuses on practical methods to accelerate the leadership development of women, Gen X, Gen Z, and millennials in the workplace.
Candace is on the Board of Directors of The Woodruff Arts Center and Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation. She also serves on the Advisory Board of CulTRUE.
She earned a BA from the University of Michigan, an MBA from Johns Hopkins University, and a doctorate in management from Case Western Reserve University.