Desiree Peterkin Bell
President and CEO
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President and CEO
January 2016 - Present6 yrs7 mosDesiree Peterkin Bell is the President and CEO OF DPBell and Associates a boutique Public Affairs Firm. Serving clients nationally and internationally DPBell and Associates is a full service firm that focuses on brand development; crisis communications; strategic counsel; high-level, high impact events and convenings and strategic partnerships. Desiree Peterkin Bell has been honored as one of industry's best and brightest in the country by PR Week's 40 under 40; a Shorty Award' winner recognized by the Philadelphia Tribune as, One of Philadelphia's Most Influential African-American Women; and recognized by Black Enterprise Magazine as a triple threat.
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