Vanessa A. Johnson-McCoy, President and CEO of VAJM Consulting LLC, is truly an experienced professional. No matter the task, she strives to exceed client expectations, tackling each assignment with optimism, resourcefulness and integrity.
After graduating from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, (Concentration: Organizational Behavior), Vanessa began her career in Human Resources (HR), which had been her plan since high school. In the late 90s, she transitioned to HRIS (HR Information Systems) and held HR & HRIS positions at: United Airlines, Discover Financial Services, Kaiser Permanente and Hyatt Hotels. She worked as an HR Generalist and has specialized in many areas of HR including: compensation, benefits, recruitment, employee relations, performance management and more. In addition to various roles in HR, as an HRIS Project Manager for many years, Vanessa served as a liaison, working closely with IT, HR and Payroll to successfully implement several significant projects throughout her career. Some of the projects saved her employer thousands (maybe even millions) of dollars and increased operational efficiencies, customer service and/or employee morale, etc.