Corporate Relations Associate Director
San Francisco Business membership inquiries, sponsorship for special events including Silver SPUR Awards Luncheon, SPUR Member Parties, MFAC Good Government Awards and SPUR Business Breakfasts
Staff Department: Development
Vanessa cultivates meaningful partnerships with companies and organizations interested in smart urban planning, good government and giving back to the community. Prior to joining the development team at SPUR, Vanessa spent 10 years consulting nonprofit organizations in their branding, marketing and communications strategies. She has worked in Washington, D.C., Mexico, and Uganda for a variety of small businesses and nonprofits including Global Youth Partnership for Africa, Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute, United Way of the National Capital Area and Vida Senior Centers. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Marina Community Association and on the California State Council of IGNITE. Vanessa has a Bachelor of Arts in government and a Bachelor of Science in public relations from the University of Texas at Austin. A lover of travel, culture and languages, she speaks Spanish and Italian. Vanessa is also a certified yoga instructor.