Experienced at analyzing seemingly no-win situations and identifying an acceptable path forward.
Able to take very complicated technical information and accurately synthesize it for a lay audience.
Draws on a lifetime of experience in every nook and cranny of the Pacific Northwest to provide insight into how to shape decision-making.
Recognized leader and advisor with more than 25 years in providing strategic communications, public policy analysis, facilitation and project management for elected and government officials, and for corporate, labor and non-profit leaders.
Extensive experience with issue framing, project management and branding with diverse clients.
Deeply involved in providing facilitation and policy analysis and development for high profile issues.
Chosen as a recipient of the Puget Sound Business Journal's Women of Influence.
Manages the firm’s public education and engagement efforts, listening, interacting and creating processes viewed as credible and fair.
More than 20 years of successful advising, organizing and managing of large-scale, high-profile, complex projects in communities throughout the state.
Utilizes background in legislative arenas to advise clients on local government relations and is an experienced focus group moderator.
Trusted research advisor and communications strategist to municipalities, public agencies, nonprofits and private businesses.
With more than 20 years’ experience in communications and research, Vanessa uses her expertise in research, public policy and communications to deliver insights that inform, inspire and lead to action.
Previously managed a communications campaign focused on regional workforce and economic development. She has also worked for several national research firms and taught research methods at the undergraduate and graduate levels.