About The Speaker
Ashley D. Bell
Ashley D. Bell is a Partner focused on public policy, business, and banking at Dentons’ Public Policy practice, the world’s largest law firm. Leveraging his extensive experience with both the public and private sectors, Bell develops solutions to effectively bridge the intersection of business, law and government. He also recently founded the Black Bank Fund in 2020, with Dentons being one of their Corporate Partners, where he works to increase fair lending practices and invest into underserved communities. Bell served for four years in the Trump Administration, most recently as a Policy Advisor for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the White House Office of American Innovation. Simultaneously, Bell served as the Regional Administrator for the US Small Business Administration (SBA) for the Southeastern United States. Mr. Bell is also a celebrated attorney, having founded the successful law firm of Bell & Washington as well as the 20/20 Bipartisan Justice Center, a national organization dedicated to criminal justice reform. He's been named one of America's top 40 attorneys under 40 by the American Bar Association, a National Impact Leader of the Year by IMPACT DC, and was a 21st Century Leadership Fellow at the Harvard University JFK School of Government. Ashley is committed to furthering the growth of entrepreneurs and supporting the well-being and possibilities available to the black community.