Desiree Peterkin Bell

President and CEO in New York

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Desiree Peterkin Bell is the former Director of Communications and Strategy and City Representative for the City of Philadelphia, as well as the former Director for Communications for Mayor Cory Booker, Supervising Legislative Representative for the Bloomberg Administration, Senior Advisor on President Barack Obama’s campaign and Vice President of Government Affairs for the city’s marketing development corporation, NYC Marketing. In 2016, after a long and successful career in local politics, she founded DPBell & Associates. The full-service PR firm caters to clients all over the world, giving them access to Desiree’s experience as an award-winning brand builder, and battle-tested political and public affairs strategist.

  • Work
    • DPBell & Associates
  • Education
    • National Urban Fellows Scholar
    • Swarthmore College