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Eileen Sheil National Trustee

Eileen Sheil

Eileen M. Sheil, MPA is the Vice President of Communications for Medtronic’s Minimally Invasive Therapy Group. Medtronic is the world’s largest medical technology company and based in Dublin, Ireland and develops critical medical products essential to caring for patients around the globe.

Previously, she was the Executive Director of Corporate Communications for the Cleveland Clinic, one of the largest academic medical centers in the United States. Sheil was responsible for internal and external strategic communications, crisis and issues management, media relations and served as the chief spokesperson for the health system locally, nationally, and internationally.

Sheil has worked in communications for 25 years, with the vast majority of it in healthcare. She has extensive experience in health policy, crisis communication and issues management. Prior to Cleveland Clinic, she worked in Ohio for Kaiser Permanente. She earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Ohio University and a master’s degree in public administration from Cleveland State University.

Sheil was also a guest columnist for PR Week’s online publication, a member of the Arthur Page Society, and on the board of The Institute for Public Relations. Eileen and her husband, Bill, an attorney and investigative journalist, have two children and live in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio.

Term Ends: 2023