Vannessa Wade is the founder and CEO of Connect The Dots PR. Often called an “idea oven” and “branding magnet,” she has been featured in magazines such as Inc., Black Enterprise, Wall Street Journal and Fast Company. From working on legislative campaigns, to supporting UNICEF and NASA, Wade has been able to help brands position themselves in newsworthy and culturally relevant ways. Her contacts span the gamut across the media and influencer landscape. She is as driven about public service as she is about public relations. She volunteers her time and expertise to various civic organizations including Kids Meals, and The Sickle Cell Association. Wade is a graduate of the University of Houston and started a branding class aimed at helping college students land career opportunities in media.