Nicole Bell is a public relations and communications pro with more than two decades of experience as a journalist, media strategist and college professor. She currently serves as the Vice President of Public Relations for Smile Train, the world’s largest cleft-focused NGO.
Prior to joining Smile Train, Nicole was at 1st Degree Marketing & Public Relations. As a Sr. Media Strategist at 1st Degree, she worked with the agency’s top clients to lead campaigns, create media strategies, write press releases, pitch stories and secure top tier national media coverage.
Nicole spent 5-years as the Director of Public Relations for Operation Smile. In that role, she secured local, national, and international media coverage to raise awareness, funds and increase corporate partnerships. Nicole also spearheaded national and international campaigns while amplifying the organization’s mission on international stages.
Nicole also served as a public relations manager for a K-12 school. As a college professor, she taught graduate level courses in public relations.
For more than a decade, Nicole covered a wide array of topics while working as a television journalist. She has reported for TV stations in New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Virginia.
Nicole holds a Master’s in Broadcast Journalism from Boston University and a Bachelor’s in Speech Communications and Broadcasting.