Vanessa Pyatt to be Honored at Bmorenews 17th Anniversary TONITE

(BALTIMORE – December 11, 2019) – Be sure and come out to the 17th Anniversary of TONITE, Wed., Dec. 11, 2019 from 7 to 10 pm at Friends Grille, located at 737 Carroll Street. The event will feature local business owners and entrepreneurs, politicos, and, as always, The Joe Manns Black Wall Street Awards.


Honorees include Vanessa Pyatt.

Vanessa Pyatt is a 29-year veteran of Baltimore City government, Vanessa’s expertise in media management, public relations, special events and crisis management has been tested time and again. She is a former head of communications for the departments of Transportation and Public Works. She retired from City government in 2008 after more than a decade as director of Baltimore City Schools’ public relations department. She founded the Pyatt Group in 2013 after five successful years as an independent contractor.

Vanessa is known for insisting on a high degree of professionalism as reflected in her role as Director of Public Relations for the Baltimore City departments of Transportation, Public Works, and Education, as well as chief spokesperson responsible for articulating the respective departments’ progress to constituents during weather-related emergencies, roadway improvements, utility enhancements and inconveniences, and emerging issues.

A third generation preacher, Vanessa was licensed in May 2016. She currently serves in ministry under the leadership of Pastor Harold A. Carter Jr. at New Shiloh Baptist Church. She currently serves as vice president of the Board of Directors for the New Shiloh Community Development Corporation.