Vanessa Santos

Director of Strategy and Public Relations

Vanessa has orchestrated media campaigns for a wide variety of clients, from advocacy groups to bestselling authors. Her efforts have helped individuals and groups, from nonprofit organizations to leading corporations, expand their media footprint and drive national and global conversations. She regularly secures client coverage in major broadcast and print outlets.

Prior to joining DMG, Vanessa was the director of media relations for Javelin. Her planning and implementation of book rollout strategies helped make Javelin an industry leader in literary promotion, propelling numerous titles onto The New York Times best seller list.

Vanessa is originally from Michigan, and earned her BS degree in Journalism with a minor in Political Science from Central Michigan University. She moved to Washington in 2012 to work in media. Vanessa lives in Bethesda, Maryland with her family and rescue dogs. In her free time, she enjoys reading, playing recreational soccer, watching the opposite ends of the streaming spectrum – classic film and reality TV, and scrolling through Twitter — you can follow her here.