T. March Bell, President
March Bell is the president of the Institute for Faith, Work & Economics. March has extensive experience in executive management and public policy, as well as legal expertise. He has served as general counsel in a federal agency, deputy director of a Virginia state agency, vice president of International Justice Mission, and chief counsel and staff director of a congressional panel. Most recently, he has served in the Department of Health and Human Services where he worked on deregulatory initiatives designed to let “doctors be doctors.”
March is currently active in supporting an innovative community development program that promotes microfinance and micro-enterprise at the village level in Tanzania. Additionally, March has served as a federal prosecutor against terrorism, human trafficking, and organized crime within the U. S. Department of Justice. While designing forty-two human trafficking task forces in the United States and 30 different countries, he pioneered business partnerships to provide victims with meaningful work in a real business as part of their restorative care. In India, March led the team that resolved slave labor cases and the former slaves with an opportunity to own their own businesses.
Before joining IFWE in 2021, March was well-known to the board and has served as an elder and adult education teacher at McLean Presbyterian Church with IFWE’s founder, Hugh Whelchel. March resides in northern Virginia with his wife.