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Wounded Warrior Project Names New Chief Executive Officer

John Stevens will be appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of Wounded Warrior Project


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (June 8, 2016) – Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) has concluded their search in replacing former Chief Executive Officer Steve Nardizzi and have appointed new leadership.


Former Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Recovering American Veterans (RAV) John Stevens has been appointed as the new CEO of WWP. Stevens who was a co-founder of RAV is bringing over 25 years of experience in the nonprofit sector to WWP. Stevens coming from a military family and was a reserve himself is coming to an organization that was recently all over headlines due to accusations of “lavish spending” that led to the firing of Nardizzi. Stevens knows what he’s facing, but is looking forward to the challenge.


“I know all about the recent crisis that WWP faced and I’m here to put this organization back on the right path,” said Stevens. “I think it’s a lot of great people working for this organization and we will make it our business to show donors that we are here for our wounded warriors.”


WWP main focus is to repair their relationship with the public, because they need the donors so they can continue to provide services and programs to the Wounded Warriors. The Chief Development Officer (CDO) Gary Corless commented on the hiring of the new CEO.


“When WWP started back in 2003 the goal was to honor and empower wounded warriors, when I started at WWP that was still the goal and now that we have new leadership in place things will change, but that will always be the goal,” said Corless.




About Wounded Warrior Project

The mission of Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is to honor and empower Wounded

Warriors. WWP’s purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. To get involved and learn more, visit

The greatest casualty is being forgotten. ®