Vanessa French is a seasoned communications strategist and implementer with expertise in branding, media relations, new media, marketing communications, planning, and promotions. She has over twelve years as a communications professional. As the founder of Pivot Point Communications, she specializes in integrating new media into traditional marketing and public relations campaigns. Prior to starting her own business, Vanessa served at several Washington, DC area agencies. Her client list includes: Alexandria Economic Development Partnership (AEDP), Portland Cement Association, U.S. Coast Guard Office of Boating Safety, American Society of Association Executives, Washington Speakers Bureau, Washington Gas, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA).