Maggie Wheeler, BA Ed., MA
- Public Relations & Communications Executive
- Engagement & Development Professional
- Corporate Narrative Specialist
Maggie Wheeler has enjoyed a diverse and successful career in communications, public relations and marketing for over 20 years. Her background ranges from support for small business to managing major corporate needs at the executive level.
As past owner of Words, Ink. Corporate Communications Service, Maggie won both the 2002 Outstanding Business Professional award from the Women Entrepreneurs of Cornwall and Area, and the 2006 Entrepreneur of the Year award from the South Stormont Chamber of Commerce. More recently, she served as Chief of Communications and Engagement for Brockville General Hospital.
Maggie’s expertise has produced innumerable successes organizing events, overseeing projects, and cultivating positive relationships with necessary partners. Media relations experience includes handling media requests, generating media interest, and facilitating media response. She has also regularly maintained liaison management at municipal, regional and provincial levels as part of ongoing project management.
In her other professional life, Maggie is the award-winning author of the popular Farran Mackenzie Lost Villages mysteries, which have garnered a nomination for the Ontario Premier’s Awards for the Arts, an Ontario Provincial Hansard, and the FACES Magazine Ottawa’s Favourite Female Author award in 2017. The series has been used to teach English and history from intermediate to post-secondary levels in Eastern Ontario and Upper New York State. Her work with the Seaway history has kept Maggie active on the public speaking circuit and in the media at local, regional, national and academic levels. She is the contributor of the “Lost Villages” article for Historica Canada’s The Canadian Encyclopedia—the official national online resource for all things Canadiana.
In her spare time, Maggie is the creator and contributor of The Christie Project—a Facebook group dedicated to revisiting the complete canon of Agatha Christie books in celebration of 100 years of Christie in print.