Vanessa Holsey is currently DDF’s Relationship Manager. She began her career with Detroit Development Fund in 2007, working as the Workforce Development/Contractor Assistance Program Manager. She is an effective relationship manager, skilled in developing collaborative working relationships with internal and external clientele. Vanessa has over 15 years in the banking industry and has a strong background in community development, acquisition rehab and housing development, advising of land use, workforce development training/teaching, and management. Vanessa received her Master’s Degree in Community Development from the University of Detroit Mercy, and is currently working on her PhD.