Incoming Page Board Chair Emphasizes New Skills for CCOs as They Manage Expanding Role

It was little surprise that Charlene Wheeless, VP, global corporate affairs, Bechtel Corporation, was named last month to chair the Pageboard of trustees, succeeding Aedhmar Hynes. A Page member since 2012, Wheeless chaired the annual conference in Boston earlier this year. She’s also a highly regarded speaker at events that the group for CCOs and senior communicators sponsors. She starts in January.

Prior to her tenure at Bechtel, Wheeless was VP of communications for Raytheon’s intelligence and information systems business unit. Before that, she spent time at American Management Systems and DynCorp.

We asked Wheeless about challenges senior communicators are having and how Page can help them. We also inquired about what she’s gained from her years at Page and themes she plans to emphasize during her tenure as chair.

PRNEWS: What do you want the theme of your tenure as Page chair to be?

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Charlene Wheeless: Relevance. Businesses are redefining and remaking themselves in response to disruption. New Page research shows the CCO is stepping up on corporate brand and culture and how their enterprises create societal value.


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