Michelle A. Bell, PHR, is President and CEO of 1st Choice Government
Solutions, headquartered in Silver Spring, MD, with offices in Baltimore, MD,
Richmond, VA and Charlotte, NC. 1st Choice provides nationwide services in
program and project management support, staff augmentation, organizational
development and training, document, data and records management to state and federal government
agencies as well as commercial businesses.
Since founding 1st Choice in 2000, Michelle has been the driving force behind the company’s
growth, especially within the federal market, where sales have tripled over the last two years. Her
focus on developing strategic partnerships, creative marketing and sound fiscal management has
escalated the company’s reputation within government agencies.
Michelle is active in the business community as an advocate for minority- and women-owned
businesses. She is also a member of the board with the Maryland/District of Columbia Minority
Supplier Development Council, where she serves as Chairperson of the Minority Business Enterprise
Input Committee. Michelle is also a member of the Society for Human Resource Management
(SHRM), American Association of University Women (AAUW), National Association of Professional
Women (NAPW), National Association of Female Executives (NAFE), and National Council of Negro
Michelle believes in giving back to the community as noted in her generosity to the N Street
Village Women’s Shelter, donating a truckload of food to residents. Another community event 1st
Choice hosts yearly, Project H.O.P.E (Helping Other People Eat), has provided thousands of families a
warm meal every Thanksgiving for the past 10 years. Also, a firm believer in a solid education, Michelle
offers scholarships to students of 1st Choice employees.