Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) Appoints New CEO
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) announced today the naming of Steven Nardizzi as Chief Executive Officer of the organization, a non-profit whose mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors. Nardizzi is the successor to WWP Founder John Melia who will remain affiliated and involved with the organization. "I am humbled and honored that Wounded Warrior Project's Board of Directors has provided me the opportunity to lead the WWP team into the future. My pledge to our warriors, their families, our donors and supporters is that we will continue to serve with the same passion and dedication as WWP's great Founder, John Melia," stated Nardizzi. "Teamwork has always been and will remain the underlying character strength of this organization and I have no doubt that we will see continued success and growth in the years to come." John Melia, who founded WWP in 2003, recently made the difficult decision to pursue other opportunities but will remain an active member of the WWP family. Melia will continue to assist WWP in various capacities, including resource development and public relations. "My heart will remain with Wounded Warrior Project for a lifetime," said Melia. "I believe the pieces are firmly in place for Steve and the rest of the incredible WWP staff to ensure this is the most successful, well-adjusted generation of veterans in our nation's history." Nardizzi helped Melia found Wounded Warrior Project and most recently served as Deputy Executive Director of Operations, managing all back end operations, including fundraising, marketing, finance and legal matters. He also helped found Soldier Ride, a rehabilitative cycling program for wounded warriors. About Wounded Warrior Project: Wounded Warrior Project is a non-profit organization whose mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors. WWP serves to raise awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women, to help severely injured service members aid and assist each other and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. For more information, please call 877 TEAM WWP (832-6997) or visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org. SOURCE Wounded Warrior Project Ayla Hay of Meridian Group, +1-800-294-3840, firstname.lastname@example.org, for Wounded Warrior Project
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