Desiree Peterkin Bell Joins American Reading Company (ARC) Advisory Board
Desiree Peterkin Bell is a highly respected, award-winning communication and brand strategist and two-time bestselling author. As president and CEO of the public affairs firm DPBell & Associates, she has served as a trusted advisor to a dynamic group of American cities and leaders for more than 20 years. Desiree’s impressive career includes roles as the Director of Communications and Strategy for the City of Philadelphia and former Mayor Michael Nutter; Director of Communications for Newark, NJ, Mayor Cory Booker; VP of Government Affairs for New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration; and the Senior Advisor of Communications for Obama for America – Pennsylvania in 2012. Additionally, she served as Senior Advisor to the CEO of the Democratic National Convention Committee and her team after leading the drafting and negotiation of the successful bid for Philadelphia to host the DNC in July 2016.
Desiree brings this award-winning track record of success—along with her drive, experience, passion, and life’s theme, Purpose, Not Position™—to the ARC Advisory Board. American Reading Company is excited to partner with Desiree, collaborating to extend our impact in the schools and districts with whom we work and to further ARC’s position as a thought leader in K-12 Education.
About American Reading Company
ARC is a mission-driven company providing language arts solutions in English and Spanish, K–12, in the pursuit of literacy and educational excellence for all students. The company is a high-growth, triple bottom line (People, Planet, Profit), and 100% solar-powered organization. ARC’s solutions are gaining national attention with honors such as the All Green report card for ARC Core, Grades K–8, from nationally recognized nonprofit EdReports and the Knowledge Matters Tour highlight of ARC Core at Monticello-Brown Summit Elementary School. ARC has been recognized as one of the Top 500 Diversity Owned Businesses and most recently was named a 2018 Top Workplace in the Delaware Valley.