• Desiree Peterkin Bell

    Brand Builder. Author. Strategist.

    Meet Desiree

    Desiree Peterkin Bell founded DPBell & Associates, a full-service public relations firm, in 2016 after a long and successful career as a public and political affairs strategist.

    The award-winning brand builder and best-selling author has previously served in multiple local government administrations and national campaigns, including for Mayor Cory Booker, former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, former Mayor Michael Nutter, and President Obama's reelection effort. Her work has been recognized by prestigious publications, such as PR Week, Billboard Magazine, and Black Enterprise, among others. At the helm of the Public Affairs firm, Desiree offers her clients access to over twenty years of expertise and networking, as well as a dedication to implementing long-term positive change.

  • DPBell & Associates

    Learn more about DPBell & Associates, the company Desiree Peterkin Bell founded in 2016.


    Desiree created the company after serving in various positions in multiple levels of government. She believes that this experience helps her and her team to be uniquely positioned to help their clients define strategic solutions to complicated problems. Reflective of Desiree, her company is driven by the purpose of the work in delivering outcomes for clients.

  • The Blog

    Read some of Desiree Peterkin Bell's blog posts on a variety of topics!

    October 7, 2020 · PR,Marketing,Crisis Management,Desiree Bell,Peterkin Bell
    Extreme weather has been in the news for the last several weeks. Hurricanes, wildfires in California, and even sudden snowfall in places like Colorado have taken Americans by surprise. During times like these, communications professionals need to make plans for weather-related disasters. There...
    September 15, 2020 · Business,Crisis Management,Desiree Bell,Peterkin Bell
    If we’ve learned anything over the past year, it’s that crises could happen at any time. Whether they be disease, natural disasters, or civic unrest, you never know when the unexpected could occur. Despite this, less than half of businesses have a crisis management plan in place. Do you have a...
    September 10, 2020 · Voting,Desiree Bell,Peterkin Bell,Black Women,Politics
    Black women play an essential role in determining our country’s next leader. This is far from a new concept; their voices have always mattered, not just during the current election. There has not been a Democratic presidential nominee in over 40 years that has won the White House without Black...
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