Senior Vice President
As Senior Vice President, Vanessa brings 20 years of experience as a communications strategist and leader with expertise in branding, media relations, and integrated marketing campaigns.
Vanessa co-founded and managed Pivot Point Communications for eight years, prior to joining Beekeeper. She specialized in marketing and public relations campaigns for associations, nonprofits, and government entities. Past and present clients have included: Americans for the Arts, City of Alexandria, Coexist Campaign, Department of Labor, The Fertilizer Institute, NAACP, National PTA, National Pork Board, Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry, US Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington Gas, The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, and The Women’s Tennis Association.
Her entrepreneurial spirit led Vanessa to co-founded DC Wine Week and PR Prep, a digital public relations boot camp for those new to the industry.
Vanessa often speaks or lectures on public relations, social media, and women in business. She has presented at the American University Social Learning Summit, DC Web Women, General Assembly, George Washington Women In Business Conference, Public Relations Society of America, Spring2ACTion, and What’s Next DC.
When not at the Hive, she can be found cooking her yiayia’s favorite Greek recipes, taking in art and museum exhibitions, giving back through Junior Friends of Alexandria, and championing Virginia wines.