Vanessa Watson, Associate

Vanessa Watson joined Nexus Strategies in 2021 after gaining experience in corporate communications, social media, and event coordination.

Before joining the Nexus team, Vanessa was the Director of Communications and Programs for The Chamber For a Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro. In that role, she assisted in community engagement, major event production, media relations, and strategic planning.  Vanessa managed the production of Chapel Hill’s State of the Community Report and many non-profit fundraising events. She also oversaw the formation of the Black Business Alliance serving Chapel Hill’s Black Business community.

Vanessa earned a Bachelor of Arts in Media and Journalism with a concentration in Public Relations from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a proud North Carolinian and was raised in Johnston County.