Sandra Wheatley

Fortinet
Vice President, Global Corporate Communications

Sandra Wheatley

Fortinet
Vice President, Global Corporate Communications
Sandra Wheatley has more than 20 years of experience developing and managing holistic communications strategies that drive business impact. Sandra is responsible for Fortinet’s corporate reputation and global communications strategy with a scope of responsibility that spans public relations, executive communications, thought leadership, social media, internal communications, customer marketing, and investor relations. Prior to Fortinet, Sandra led a number of communications functions for leading technology brands, including Cisco, NetApp and AMD. During her tenure at Cisco, she spent nearly a decade in Cisco’s Corporate Public Relations Group, working in the Office of the President. She also led communications for Cisco Asia-Pacific, Japan and Greater China, driving globalization of the function by developing a global framework for improved integration and impact. Sandra was recognized at Cisco with numerous awards for her global community leadership and services. Prior to Cisco, she held communications leadership roles at both NetApp and AMD where she helped bolster the corporate reputation of the organizations through strategic, impactful programs. Sandra has served on multiple non-profit boards and is a founding board member of US2020, a White House Initiative to improve STEM learning and increase the pipeline of STEM workers in the U.S. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Santa Clara University, a diploma in Community Leadership from Boston College, and a diploma in Corporate Responsibility from U.C. Berkeley.