As Senior Vice President at Beekeeper Group, Vanessa brings 15 plus years of experience as a communications strategist and implementer with expertise in branding, media relations, new media and marketing communications.
Prior to joining Beekeeper Group, Vanessa cofounded and managed Pivot Point Communications for eight years. She specialized in integrating new media into traditional marketing and public relations campaigns with a focus on cause campaigns, social enterprises and member communications. Some of her clients have included: 1776, Americans for the Arts, Coexist Campaign, Department of Labor, The Fertilizer Institute, George Washington University, NAACP, National Pork Board, Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington Gas, and The Women’s Tennis Association.
Vanessa enjoys being an entrepreneur and since starting Pivot Point, she has co-founded DC Wine Week and PR Prep, a digital PR bootcamp for public relations newbies.
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.
Vanessa spends her time cooking her yiayia’s favorite Greek meals, taking in art and museum exhibitions around the district, giving back through Junior Friends of Alexandria and championing Virginia Wines.