2014 rank: 22
Few communicators have left an imprint on their companies the way Wheeless has. Since assuming her role in 2009 at the construction and engineering company, she has spearheaded its adoption of data, social media, and a willingness to communicate – elements that did not exist before her arrival.
One example is the digital site built to promote Bechtel’s mission and gather global job applicants. After one month, the website generated almost 20,000 visitors.