Leanne D. Wheeler is the Founder and Principal of The Wheeler Advisory Group. In her role, she brokers collaborative initiatives with the Department of Defense, Defense Contractors, Nonprofit Organizations, and Local Government, to solve real-world problems through win-win solution sets. Ms. Wheeler assumed leadership roles with her Small Disadvantaged Veteran Owned Business ventures, in March 2009.
Before launching her small businesses, Ms. Wheeler served in several leadership roles with Raytheon Company, from June 1996 until December 2010. Ms. Wheeler was certified as a Six Sigma Black Belt while in tenure at Raytheon. Prior to joining Raytheon Company, she was an independent Defense Contractor, supporting work for various Classified Customers with Lockheed Martin, GTE Government Systems and PRC, Inc. In 1992, Ms. Wheeler was granted an Honorable Discharge from the United States Air Force, having served as a Cryptographic Equipment Maintenance Specialist. She is a decorated Veteran of Operation Desert Storm.
Ever civic minded, Ms. Wheeler has also held leadership roles with Denver Road Home, the Aurora Chamber of Commerce Leadership Aurora Board, the Aurora City Council Commission for Youth, and the Raytheon Company Integrated Defense Systems President’s Culture Initiative.
Additionally, she served as a math tutor with the Colorado Association for Black Professional Engineers and Scientists and the Denver Public Education and Business Coalition. Ms. Wheeler currently serves on the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition Board of Directors, the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless Board of Directors, the Colorado Center on Law and Policy Board of Directors, and serves as Chairwoman on the Aurora Citizens’ Budget Advisory Committee and the Sturm Specialty in Military Psychology Advisory Council; and is the immediate past Second Vice President of the United Veterans Coalition of Colorado.
Ms. Wheeler holds an Associate in Applied Science in Electronic Systems Engineering Technology Degree from the Community College of the Air Force and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems (Networking Technologies Emphasis) from Regis University, in addition to a host of cross-discipline certifications.
Ms. Wheeler currently resides in Aurora, Colorado. She enjoys community involvement, higher learning, professional and leisure reading, fine dining, ballroom dance, international travel, a variety of athletics, and quality time with a host of nieces, nephews, and Godchildren.