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Rodney Bell


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E-mail: Rodney Bell
Office Location: 3312
Phone: Please contact via email
Areas of Expertise: Public Relations, Advertising​​​

Education & Degrees

​​BA, Broadcast and Film Communication, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

Bio

With 20 years of experience in public relations, marketing communications and corporate affairs, Rodney has worked on both the client and agency side of the business. Since 2008 he has lectured part time at the University of Colorado, Denver within the Department of Communication. Currently Rodney provides independent strategic communication consulting, working with nonprofit, healthcare, financial and public transit clients. Previously he was Director of Marketing for Allonhill, a mortgage due diligence and credit risk review firm in Denver. From 2007 to 2009 he was senior counselor at JohnstonWells Public Relations, leading business development efforts and the firm's second largest account.

Rodney was vice president of corporate communications at First Data Corporation, Fortune 500 worldwide leader of electronic commerce and payment solutions. He led strategic public relations and employee communication programs that for business units representing 40 percent of the company's $8 billion revenue. In addition, Rodney led the communications effort during First Data's $6 billion acquisition and integration of Concord. Prior career accomplishments include creating public relations programs for a newly NYSE-listed company, health services awareness campaigns and disaster public affairs for the American Red Cross, and freelance writing assignments for business and creative publications.

Rodney is a graduate of the 2005-2006 Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce Leadership Denver program. He served from 2003 to 2009 on the Board of Directors for the Bridge Project. An Alabama native, Rodney holds a Bachelor of Arts cum laude in broadcast and film communication from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.​

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