Desiree Peterkin Bell has been at the forefront of significant issues, policies and strategies that impact various constituencies on a local, national and international level for over 20 years.

Desiree created DPBell & Associates after serving in various positions in every level of government. This experience allows Desiree and her team to be uniquely positioned to help their clients define strategic solutions to complicated problems in an unparalleled manner.

Just like Desiree, DPBell & Associates is driven by the purpose of the work in delivering outcomes for clients.

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Awards for women in business contribute to a more inclusive and diverse business landscape. As these accomplishments are celebrated on a global stage, it promotes the idea that a diverse workforce leads to greater innovation and success. By highlighting the achievements of women, these awards actively contribute to dismantling gender stereotypes, fostering equality, and creating a more inclusive business environment where talent is recognized and rewarded irrespective of gender.



Awards honoring the supportive, innovative, inspiring women making an impact on their organization, whether that’s leading the brand out of a crisis, breaking into new markets, engaging a new audience, or mentoring other colleagues.

CONGRATULATIONS to Trailblazer Award Honoree Desiree Peterkin Bell of DPBell & Associates! DPBell’s international reach in consulting, PR, politics, and media is game-changing! #PABJMediaAwards

Governor Northam Signs: Governor Ralph Northam ceremonially signed “Breonna’s Law” today.

Sponsored by Delegate Lashrecse Aird and Senator Mamie Locke, the law prohibits the use of no-knock search warrants in the Commonwealth. Virginia is the third state in the country to ban this practice—and the first state to do so since the tragic death of Breonna Taylor, 26, who was killed in March during the execution of a no-knock search warrant in her Louisville, Kentucky home.

A Woman Who Walks In Purpose Doesn’t Have to Chase People or Opportunities. Her Light Causes People and Opportunities to Pursue Her.

Greatness is not measured by what a man or woman accomplishes, but by the opposition he or she has overcome to reach their goals.

– Dorothy Height