Veteran government relations and public affairs consultant, Marshall C. Bell specializes in stakeholder development, community engagement, and strategic planning. As President and Chief Strategist for Bell Consulting Services, he oversees all projects and campaigns, using his keen understanding of the need for a coherent and concise interface built on trust between all parties impacted by business and public policy objectives.
Son of Mrs. Elinor Bell and the late Dr. Lawrence Bell, Jr., and brother of past Baltimore City
Council President, Lawrence Bell III, Marshall has deep family roots in West Baltimore. He has
been an active presence in local politics for years, and in 2014, was elected to the Democratic
State Central Committee where he represented Maryland's 40th Legislative District. Marshall is
also a twice published book author and former talk radio show host who has previously served as
Senior Advisor and Consultant to many city and statewide political campaigns, and as a Legislative
Policy Analyst to the Baltimore City Council. Most recently, Marshall worked as both a
Community Liaison and as a Legislative Policy Analyst in the Office of the State's Attorney for
Baltimore City, where he assisted with lobbying efforts to enact laws to better protect the citizens
of Baltimore City, as well as families and communities throughout the great state of Maryland.
Marshall earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing from Howard University, and an MBA
from The University of Maryland (Global Campus). He has been married to wife Ronda since May
of 2020, and is the proud father of Kyle and Jordan, and stepdad to Nicholas and Austin.
Bell Consulting Services
Founded in January of 2018, Bell Consulting Services is a government affairs and public relations
consulting firm based in Baltimore, Maryland. Its primary focus is assisting businesses,
community organizations and non-profits in the development and execution public affairs
strategies to successfully address often complex legislative, community outreach, and political
campaign messaging challenges. Bell Consulting Services provides expert advocacy and related
legislative services which include, but are not limited to: public and media relations counseling;
legislation and budget tracking; issue research and analysis; strategic communication
development; testimony preparation; development of, and coordination with, stakeholder
organizations; and legislative and executive branch access.