Former U.S. Ambassador to Hungary
Colleen BELL was the U.S. Ambassador to Hungary, to which she was appointed by President Barack Obama in 2015 and served till 2017. Prior to her diplomatic service abroad, Ambassador Bell was a leading business executive at Bell-Phillip Television Productions, an award-winning production company responsible for some of the most-watched television programming in the world, reaching more than 40 million people in more than 100 countries across five continents. While serving as a producer, Ambassador Bell’s work frequently earned the field’s most prestigious recognition for creative content, social awareness, and public-health education. Ambassador Bell’s artistic vision has been recognized for its pioneering impact on the lives of a wide array of marginalized populations in the United States and abroad. In addition to her long career in international business and the arts, Ambassador Bell is a dedicated philanthropist and an industry-leading advocate committed to tackling some of the United States’ most vexing domestic and global public policy challenges.