With PRIMEChat, top corporate communicators from some of the world’s most prominent organizations share compelling experiences, guidelines and insights promoting research in public relations. PRIME Research along with partner The Institute for Public Relations supports this series of one-on-one interviews featuring the profession’s top PR research thought-leaders. Presenters to date include speakers from McDonald’s, SAP and KPMG.
This latest installment features Eileen M. Sheil, MPA Executive Director, Corporate Communications, Cleveland Clinic. Eileen will be interviewed by IPR Commission member PRIME CEO Mark Weiner, a member of the Arthur Page Society and the author of books, essays and features about PR research.
Eileen M. Sheil, MPA
Executive Director, Corporate Communications
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) and a master’s of public administration from Cleveland State University (2003).
She is a member of the Arthur Page Society, a guest columnist for PR Week, and was inducted into the PR News Measurement Hall of Fame in 2016. She also is a member of the International Association of the Measurement and Evaluation of Communications (AMEC) Non-Profit Group. She also serves as a voting member of the Conflict of Interest and Innovation Management Committee at Cleveland Clinic. She has also taught a number of classes and given presentations on public relations and communications.
Sheil has worked on numerous high profile projects that have involved presidents, heads of states, innovative surgeries “first of their kind”, book promotions, and international PR projects. She has extensive experience in crisis communications as well.
Sheil lives in a suburb of Cleveland with her husband and two daughters.
Chief Executive Officer
One of the world’s largest corporate communications research and consulting firms, PRIME employs more than 500 analysts and consultants who combine talent with technology to foster better business decisions among its global clients. Weiner joined PRIME as CEO in 2008. Prior to PRIME, Weiner was the Global Director and Senior Vice President of Ketchum Research where he led an international team of analysts before which he was the CEO of Delahaye, a corporate communications research and consulting firm. Weiner founded Medialink Research in 1994 which became Delahaye Medialink in 1999 after the acquisition of The Delahaye Group. Weiner is a member of the PR News Measurement Hall of Fame and delivered the Distinguished Lecture in Public Relations at Quinnipiac University.
Weiner is a member of the Arthur W. Page Society, serves as a Trustee and the 2017 Chairman of the Measurement Commission for The Institute for Public Relations, and serves on the Advisory Board of the Museum of Public Relations. He is a member of the International Association of Business Communicators, the Public Relations Society of America and AMEC. Weiner sits on the editorial advisory boards of The Strategist and PR News. He is a regular contributor to PR Week, IABC’s Communication World, PRSA’s Tactics and The Strategist, and Commpro.biz/PR-ROI, as well as an active participant at conferences by The Institute for Public Relations, The Conference Board, ABERJE, the Association of National Advertisers, The American Marketing Association, The Arthur Page Society, IABC and PRSA. Since 1993, he has devoted his career to helping many of the world’s most respected organizations and brands to demonstrate and generate a positive return on their investment in corporate and brand communications.