Tonya Bell

Tonya Bell serves as the director of media and public relations at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and brings over fifteen years of strategic communications experience to the organization.  Her experience includes communications roles at small nonprofits and large-scale presenting organizations, including Carnegie Hall and The New York Foundation for the Arts.  In addition, through her work with national strategic communications agencies, she has led large-scale media relations efforts for clients both in the arts and culture space, and those on the front lines of the fight for social justice, racial equality, education/mentoring, and more. 

Ms. Bell is originally from Augusta, Georgia and holds a BA in public relations from the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.