In her time with Himle Rapp, Bell has played a key leadership role in many of the firm’s critical client engagements, and her extensive background in corporate communications and public policy serves her well with Himle Rapp’s diverse client base. Bell provides project management and strategic counsel to a variety of clients including strategic planning, reputation management, corporate communications, public affairs, issues management and crisis communications.
Prior to joining Himle Rapp, Bell worked in corporate communications at SUPERVALU INC., focusing on public affairs, issues management and crisis communications for the then FORTUNE 50 grocery company. Bell also helped develop and manage the company’s reputation and corporate social responsibility activities, and provided strategic communications counsel and support to company executives.
Prior to SUPERVALU, Bell served as the Director of Public Relations for National Journal Group, a political publishing company in Washington, D.C. In that role, she directed and executed all public and media relations activities for the company’s numerous print and online publications, including National Journal, The Hotline and CongressDaily. In addition, Bell has Capitol Hill experience, having served as Deputy Press Secretary for U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine).
Bell graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics. A native of the Minneapolis area, she currently lives in Minnetonka with her husband and two sons.