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Maurice Bell earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science with a Pre-Law concentration from Illinois Benedictine College in 1987. He later attended Keller Graduate School of Management and earned his M.B.A. in 1993.
Bell has risen through the management ranks of such well-known companies as Allstate Insurance Company, Metropolitan Life and Keebler. He is currently working for PepsiCo having held numerous roles of increasing responsibility since 1998 and holds the current position of Senior Director, Sales Strategy for Gatorade where he leads the strategic direction for the Convenience, Drug, Dollar and Food-service Channels of business.
During his career, Bell has been known to put others first by serving on numerous Diversity Task Forces, mentoring many employees of all backgrounds, participating in Junior Achievement events, supporting Big Brother/Big Sister of Chicago and attending many mission trips to Uganda.
With Benedictine University, Bell has served on the Benedictine Alumni Association Board, volunteered for numerous events, such as Red Carpet Day and New Student Orientation, actively participates and supports the President's Invitational Golf Outing and hosted a table as well as served as Honorary co-chair of the 2006 Educare Ball. He also established the African American Alumni Endowed Scholarship for first year Benedictine University students.
Bell resides in Wheaton, Illinois with his wife, Sarah, and their two children, Benjamin and Olivia.