Denise C. Bell

Denise Bell is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a BS in Business Administration (1977) and MBA (1982).  She has over 35 years’ experience in local government finance.  During her tenure as the CFO for the City of Winston-Salem, NC (2003-2013), she held a distinguished record in administering financial operations while maintaining the City’s sound financial condition and “AAA” credit ratings.  She was strategically involved with a variety of economic development projects that include recruitment of major employers, public private partnerships for downtown development projects and the construction of a new baseball stadium in downtown Winston-Salem.

Denise also served as Administrator for the Winston-Salem Police Officers’ Retirement System, developing a strategy to improve the funding status of the plan which included a debt issue.  She served as President to a non-profit corporation which successfully minimized the cost of the City’s risk management program.  Denise is a Certified Public Finance Officer in the Government Finance Officers’ Association (GFOA) and has served as co-chair of the GFOA’s Committee on Retirement and Benefits and the Women’s Network.

EDUCATION

M.B.A. (1982) and B.S. (1977), Business Administration, University of North Carolina at Greensboro


CONTACT

Denise C. Bell
Principal
T 410.267.8811
C 336.671.9354

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