Award-winning brand builder, political and public affairs strategist, and best-selling author, Desiree Peterkin Bell’s work history speaks for itself. With over twenty years of experience serving in a myriad of roles within various local government administrations, she understands what it takes to build a successful brand. Desiree is the Founder of DPBell & Associates, a full-service public relations firm with clients all over the world. She and her team specialize in public relations, brand management, development, and positioning, strategic counseling, crisis communications, media training, digital organizing, event production, political consulting, content development, and strategic partnerships.
President and CEO
Desiree 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.
Greater Philadelphia Area
Developed an Urban Communication program, syllabus and lecture series, a first for the University OF Pennsylvania's Annenberg School of Communication
City of Philadelphia
Led communications, social media, political strategy and big events for the City of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Led successful Communication strategies, tactics and messaging for President
Obama's re-election campaign in Pennsylvania
City of New York, Mayor Michael Bloomberg
Worked closely with Partners in the Antitrust Division on the following cases :
UST; Christies and Sotheby's price fixing case. Managed a small team of legal assistants.