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Wheeler, Melissa

 Wheeler, Melissa S

Melissa S. Wheeler, EIT, A.M.ASCE
Region 5 Director Official Nominee

Vision Statement

Biographical Statement 


  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, Bachelor of Civil Engineering, 1999

Work Experience 

  • Georgia Power Company, Atlanta, GA, 1995-present
  • Transmission Project Management, 2012-present
    Liaison with focus on materials between Project Management, Design and Construction, and Supply Chain Organizations
  • Metro North Region Distribution Engineer, 2010-2012
  • Transmission Project Management, Project Controls Analyst, 2006-2010
  • Metro Transmission Maintenance Center Line Engineer, 2001-2006
  • Transmission Line Design Engineer, 2000-2001
  • Transmission Maintenance and Reliability Engineer, 1999-2000
  • Environmental Affairs, Cooperative Education Student, 1999  

ASCE Involvement 

  • ASCE Member since 1997
  • Region 5 Governor, 2010-2014; Vice Chair, 2011-2014
  • Georgia Section President, 2007
  • Georgia Section Board of Directors, 2001-2009
  • Georgia Section 100th Anniversary Committee Co-Chair, 2012
  • Georgia Section Infrastructure Report Card Committee, 2009 and 2014
  • Committee on Diversity and Inclusion, 2010-present
  • Committee on Pre-College Outreach, 2013-present
  • Key Contact Committee, 2010-2013
  • Fly-In Participant, 2010-2014
  • Leader Training Committee, Corresponding Member, 2012-present
  • 2010 ERYMC Co-Chair, Atlanta
  • Committee on Younger Members, Corresponding Member, 2010-2012
  • Georgia Tech Student Chapter Vice President, 1998-1999 

Other Volunteer Activities

  • Introduce a Girl to Engineering, Informational Forum Chair and Planning Committee, 2007-present
  • Women in Engineering Mentor, 2007-present
  • Technical Women in Georgia (Employee Resource Group), President, 2012; Board of Directors, 2007-2013
  • Georgia Power Blood Drive Recruitment Team, +9 Gallons Donated
  • United Methodist Women, Atlanta-Marietta District, Director of Program Resources, 2009-2011
  • Citizens of Georgia Power (service organization), Metro West Chapter President, 2004 


  • Originally from outside Charleston, SC where my family still lives
  • Sister attending seminary in DC area
  • 2 Cats (my four legged children)
  • Enjoy riding my bike on the Silver Comet Trail
  • Member of the Atlanta Triathlon Club
  • Enthusiastic Georgia Tech Fan!