Vanessa Preston is Vice President overseeing our CareerCompass and CareerAdvance programs in New York city, and leads our Professional Forum of Career Services leads. Vanessa joined Grant Associates in 2009 as part of the Workforce1 Industrial and Transportation Center’s Career Services department. She launched and led Grant Associates’ Washington, D.C. operations from 2012 to 2014. From 2014 to 2017 she led the Back2Work program in Harlem, NY. Most recently, Vanessa launch the Employer Services contract in Houston. Previously, she held training and development positions in a national restaurant chain. She holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Queens College.