Denise 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.


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


Denise C. Bell
Winston-Salem, NC

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