Nicole M. Belle, a native of McDonald, was recently appointed as executive director to the President's Council Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on research and business education in Northeast Ohio's African-American community.
Bell earned her BA in business administration focusing on marketing and management from Baldwin-Wallace College, and her MBA from Cleveland State University focusing on human resources and management.
She is active in several community organizations and in 2011 was named one of Kaleidoscope Magazine's 40-40 Club, 40 of Cleveland's most influential African-American professionals under the age of 40.
Bell joined the Presidents' Council Foundation in 2008 as the Director of Programs and has been involved in every facet of the organization. Having worked closely with her two predecessors, Collette Appolito and Duane Thornton, Nicole's appointment is a natural fit to lead the organization as it seeks stability and to expand its programming, funding and impact.
According to the Presidents' Council Foundation's Board of Trustees, the organization is excited about the knowledge and background Bell brings to launching the organization in its next stage of growth and development.
The Presidents' Council Foundation (PCF) was founded in 2000 by The Presidents' Council, LLC - an organization consisting of African-American business owners who provide leadership, innovative ideas, and resources to advance African-American owned and operated businesses throughout northeast Ohio.