UTHSC Welcomes New Communications Director

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The UT Health Science Center welcomes Sheila T. T. Champlin as its new communications and marketing director.

Effective May 1, 2006, Sheila T. T. Champlin became the new communications and marketing director of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC).

Champlin began her 24-year career working for two major money-center banks in New York City, Chase Manhattan and Irving Trust. In 1984, she joined Ogilvy Adams & Rinehart, one of the world’s largest public relations firms. After a nearly nine-year stint with them, she became vice president and director of corporate communications for Prudential Securities, Inc., director of marketing communications for AT&T Capital Corporation and finally, vice president of communications for Scholastic Inc. all New York City area firms. She moved to Memphis to start her family in 1996, and for the past 10 years she has been active as a communications consultant to a variety of corporate, small business, non-profit and individual clients.

Champlin holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a bachelor’s in communications from St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri. She is currently on the National Board of Directors for Alpha Sigma Nu, the honor society for graduates of Jesuit colleges and universities.