Nutter's Director of Communications will join Obama for America campaign

Mayor Nutter’s Director of Communications and Strategic Partnerships Desiree Peterkin-Bell will be moving on to work for the Obama for America campaign, the administration announced today. Check out the press release below:

Philadelphia, June 29, 2012 –Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced that Director of Communications and Strategic Partnerships Desiree Peterkin-Bell will join the Obama for America campaign as Senior Advisor for Communications in Pennsylvania. In her role, Ms. Peterkin-Bell oversaw the Mayor’s communications strategy and managed long-term planning for the Administration. During her tenure, she increased the City’s social media presence, coordinated communications with many external stakeholders, and increased transparency in City government.

“Desiree is a trusted advisor, dedicated public servant and good colleague who has worked tirelessly to communicate with Philadelphians and the nation about the important work being accomplished in our city each and every day,” said Mayor Nutter. “She will be greatly missed by our Administration, and I wish her success with her new opportunity telling the story of President Obama to Pennsylvanians.”

Ms. Peterkin-Bell said, “It has been an honor to serve this Administration and to work for Mayor Nutter who I admire and respect. He is one of the most dedicated and committed mayors in the nation, and I would like to thank him for his leadership in Philadelphia and in cities across the country. I am looking forward to working with him in my new capacity.”

Prior to joining the Administration, Ms. Peterkin-Bell served as Director of Communications to Mayor Cory A. Booker in Newark, New Jersey. She also previously served as Senior Director and Vice President of Government Affairs at the New York City Marketing Development Corporation. She also served as the Supervising Legislative Representative for the City of New York under Mayor Michael Bloomberg and as Special Assistant to Mayor Bart Peterson in Indianapolis. Ms. Peterkin-Bell will begin work for the campaign next week.