Sheila McGee has more than 20 years of experience in marketing, public relations, advertising and publishing, crisis communications, and special event planning. As one of two founders of Octane and COO, Sheila drives Octane’s operations and human resources, leveraging her expertise to map our strategy with the right assets: systems and tools and people, including their experience, engagement, and development. Sheila also uses her understanding of the relationship between customer satisfaction and contract stewardship to define company practices. Simply, she leads execution excellence and delivery efficiency, ensuring Octane is a client-focused firm.
Before co-building Octane, Sheila led an eight-member team in producing the GlaxoWellcome (currently GlaxoSmithKline) African-American grassroots market expansion campaign. As marketing manager for the City of Richmond Department of Health, she led the development of the department’s Rock Richmond Health and Wellness campaign.
Sheila holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from University of California, Santa Barbara. She is an active member of the Public Relations Society of America and the National Association of Black Journalists.
The Atlanta resident enjoys traveling to her hometown of Los Angeles, swimming and hosting theme parties for friends and family.