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Wheeler, Melissa S.

Wheeler, Melissa

Melissa Sue Wheeler, EIT, A.M.ASCE

Region 5 Governor-Elect 

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
    Metro North Region Distribution Engineer, 2010-2012
    Transmission Project Management, Project Controls, 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, Coop Student, 1995-1999

ASCE Involvement

  • • Region 5 Governor, 2010-2013
    • Georgia Section Board of Directors, 2001-2009; President 2007
    • Georgia Section 100th Anniversary Committee Co-Chair, 2012
    • Committee on Diversity and Inclusion, 2010-present
    • Key Contact Committee and Fly-In Participant, 2010-present

Other Volunteer Activities

  • Introduce a Girl to Engineering, Planning Committee, 2007-present
  • Women in Engineering Mentor, 2007-present
  • Technical Women in Georgia 2012 President; Board of Directors, 2007-2013
  • United Methodist Women, Atlanta-Marietta District Board, 2009-2011
  • Ovarian Cycle, 6-hour indoor cycling event


  • Member of the Atlanta Triathlon Club
  • Enthusiastic Georgia Tech Fan!

ASCE Elections

The 2014 election season has begun.  Read about the process here.