Bell & Trice Enterprises, Inc.

Howard W. Bell, Jr.
President and Co-Owner
Bell & Trice Enterprises, Inc.
1629 K Street NW, Suite 300
Washington, D.C. 20006


Howard W. Bell, Jr. is the President of Bell & Trice Enterprises, Inc. (BTE), which is a multifaceted provider of business and policy consulting and training services that assists higher education institutions, nonprofit institutions, governmental agencies, and businesses identify and implement innovative solutions to complex and difficult challenges and problems. Among the services offered by BTE are financial sustainability assessment and analysis, change management services, the creation of high performance teams, information technology management, and legal policy management.

Prior to managing BTE full time, Mr. Bell was the Vice President for Administrative Services and Information Technologies at the University of Cincinnati. In this capacity he was the chief business, operations, and information technology officer of the University. Over the last three decades, Mr. Bell has had careers in banking, real estate development, and educational administration. He has over 25 years of experience working with institutions of higher education either as an administrator or a consultant. Mr. Bell has been active in the leadership and management of major units in a variety of organizations, including the following: a private for-profit organization with operations in six states; a small historically black university; and a large, complex public university. He has been involved in the start-up and operation of a division of a for-profit organization and the development and implementation of business turnaround strategies at a number of colleges and universities.

Mr. Bell earned a B.S. in Engineering and a certificate in Science and Human Affairs from Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey where he received the M. Taylor Pyne Honor Prize, the Frederick Douglass Service Award, and the Princeton Engineering Award for Journalism. He also holds an M.S. in Management from the Alfred P. Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Masters in Public Policy (M.P.P.) from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Mr. Bell’s professional and volunteer activities are varied and have included serving on the following governing boards: Association of Public Television Stations (Lay Vice Chairman of the Board), National Black Programming Consortium (Chairman of the Board), Cincinnati Ballet—Affiliate Board of Trustees Member, WCET-TV (Chairman of the Board for this public television station), and Greater Cincinnati Literacy Task Force.

Mr. Bell is also a well-respected speaker on management topics, especially regarding colleges and universities.