Former Major League Baseball and Publicis Media HR Exec Celeste Bell Joins Deutsch New York

Bell Joins as EVP, Director of Human Resources

New York – 10.26.20 – Deutsch New York has announced the appointment of Celeste Bell, EVP, Director of Human Resources. She joins directly from Publicis Media, where she was Vice President, Talent Acquisition since 2019. The majority of Bell’s career experience was with Major League Baseball, where she was instrumental in the digital evolution of that organization. Most recently as Senior Director, a crucial focus at MLB was on recruitment efforts around technology, engineering and media, creating employee programs for the purpose of development, engagement and retention and establishing partnerships with forward-thinking organizations like All Star Code, Girls Who Code and ScriptEd/CodeNation to build diverse pipelines.

“Celeste is a proven leader whose values align with ours – she’s curious, resourceful, results oriented, strategic and has a strong, positive energy. Her wealth of experience at building a foundation of equitable policies, procedures and practices will quickly make an impact for our people,” said Val DiFebo, CEO, Deutsch NY. At Deutsch, Bell will lead all HR activities, including employee relations, the acquisition, development and retention of talent, and importantly will be involved in structural and strategic change management as the agency looks to its future. Reporting directly to DiFebo, Bell’s first day at Deutsch will be November 2.

“I’ve been tasked with the challenge of leading, teaching, coaching and building on Deutsch’s inclusive environment, virtually,” said Bell. “While some may find that daunting, I am extremely impressed with the team at Deutsch and I’m looking forward to partnering with them to make this happen.”

Deutsch New York is a group of innovators, creators, thinkers and doers—partners all in service to build brands and make businesses grow through creativity. A full-service, integrated advertising and digital agency, we service an array of clients including: Reebok, AB InBev brands including Michelob Ultra, Budweiser football, and Busch, Johnson & Johnson, PNC Bank, and Newman’s Own. Internationally awarded, Deutsch delivers authentic content that entertains, educates, and builds brand loyalty for its clients.