Charlene Wheeless

Charlene Wheeless is a renowned communications expert, author and speaker with more than three decades of experience in corporate communications. One of Charlene’s most notable accomplishments was transforming the communications, reputation and brand of a 120-year old, multi-billion-dollar corporation.

As a C-suite executive and communicator for more than 20 years, Charlene  has lived the experience of being a Black female at large, global organizations. The accumulation of her skills and experiences has positioned her as a cornerstone in ensuring inclusivity and diversity in corporate environments.

Today, Wheeless combines her extensive knowledge of leadership and communications, along with her skill in managing adversity to help others learn to retain authenticity in business and in life.

Wheeless graduated from New Mexico State University with a bachelor of arts in journalism and public relations. She earned a master’s degree in public communications at American University in Washington, D.C., and an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management. She resides in Northern Virginia with her husband of 28 years with whom she shares two daughters aged 26 and 24.