Team Red, White & Blue Announces New Leadership

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Paul Bell elected Chairman of the Board and J.J. Pinter appointed Executive Director.

The Board of Directors at Team Red, White & Blue (Team RWB) announced today that Paul Bell, formerly the President of the Public Sector and Large Enterprise at Dell, has been elected Chairman of the Board. The Board of Directors is comprised of prominent leaders from the private sector, academia, the military, and government who help govern Team RWB’s mission to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity. Mr. Bell, a board member since 2015, will replace Mike Erwin, Founder & Chairman of the Board. Mr. Erwin will remain on the Board of Directors.

The Board has also appointed J.J. Pinter to succeed Blayne Smith as Executive Director of Team RWB. J.J. has been Deputy Director of the organization since 2013. In J.J.’s role, he will oversee the organization’s 120,000 members and over 2,000 volunteer leaders in chapters located in more than 200 cities throughout the world.

“We are excited to have someone as knowledgeable, dedicated, and engaged as Paul to lead our Board of Directors,” said Founder, Mike Erwin. “The Board of Directors is a critical resource for Team RWB, and Paul will bring tremendous energy and experience to helping us achieve our mission. Blayne has been an exemplary leader since joining our organization as the first employee and Executive Director in 2012. He has been instrumental in transitioning Team RWB from a small, grassroots movement to a team of highly dedicated volunteers and professionals. And given J.J.’s extensive experience and involvement with our organization over the past four years, we couldn’t ask for a more natural transition in leadership as we continue to execute our strategy in support of America’s veterans.”

Team Red, White & Blue (Team RWB) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2010 with the mission of enriching the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their communities through physical and social activity. Team RWB has over 120,000 members spread across 214 chapters and communities located throughout the world. To learn more about Team RWB and how you can help, visit

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Dan Brostek