Strategic Initiatives Director
François-Xavier Bagnoud Aerospace Building
1320 Beal Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2140
After a decade at the University of Michigan, Sheila joined the Aerospace department in 2021 to manage marketing and communications and dynamic strategic projects that are advancing the mission and visibility of the innovative research and teaching in aerospace engineering at U-M.
She previously led communications and marketing at U-M’s Business Engagement Center to tell compelling stories of partnerships between industry and academia at U-M. Before starting at the BEC, she served in development and alumni relations roles in the Office of University Development and the Rackham Graduate School, fostering strong relationships and fundraising initiatives for alumni and parents.
She held roles in marketing and communications in the transportation and consulting industries before joining the University of Michigan in 2011.
Sheila holds an undergraduate degree from U-M and an M.B.A. from Indiana University.
When not at work, she can be found out on a trail, playing games with her big family, or creating quilts in her sewing room.