Points of Light Announces Additions to Senior Leadership Team

Robert Herrera and Rick Bell Join Leading Volunteer Service Organization

Apr 25, 2019

ATLANTA (April 25, 2019) — Points of Light announced today the appointments of Robert E. Herrera to the role of chief financial officer and Rick Bell to vice president, corporate partnerships. Herrera oversees the development and implementation of the organization’s financial management strategy. Bell will broaden and deepen funding support from corporate partners, national and community foundations, and pursue annual and capacity-building revenue goals.

“We are delighted to welcome Robert and Rick to the Points of Light family. Both are servant leaders with strong track records of success,” said Points of Light president and CEO, Natalye Paquin. “Robert brings extensive financial, operational and strategic experience and is an invaluable addition to our leadership team. Rick’s expertise in fundraising will help fuel our organization’s capacity to grow.”

An accomplished financial manager, Herrera brings more than 25 years of nonprofit financial management expertise with operating budgets ranging from $4 million to $350 million, including stops at Inspiritus, Lutheran Services of Florida, Families First and Habitat for Humanity International. Most recently, Robert served as the chief financial and administrative officer at Inspiritus and was responsible for overseeing major functions of the organization, managing cross-functional teams and directors, and collaborated with the CEO and board of directors to execute Inspiritus’ organizational strategy.

“Throughout my entire career of 25 years, I have worked, partnered and volunteered with nonprofit organizations where there was a mission and cause connection due to their high positive impact,” said Herrera. “I am honored and tremendously excited to join Points of Light, and look forward to many years in partnership, where together we will help move forward the mission of Points of Light around our world.”

Bell is a dynamic sales and marketing leader with over 19 years of experience leading development initiatives at organizations including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Arthritis Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and American Diabetes Association. Prior to Points of Light, Bell served as the national director, corporate development for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation where he led a team of 4 who were responsible for $12 million in corporate development revenue through sponsorship and cause-marketing campaigns.

“The power of volunteerism is a critical part of society that I have had the pleasure of experiencing throughout my career,” said Bell. “I am excited to join Points of Light to help spread this important message and to further engage corporate partners to fulfill our mission.”

About Points of Light

Points of Light – the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service – mobilizes millions of people to take action that is changing the world. Through affiliates in 250 cities across 37 countries and in partnership with thousands of nonprofits and corporations, Points of Light engages 5 million volunteers in 20 million hours of service each year. We bring the power of people to bear where it’s needed most. For more information, go to www.pointsoflight.org.

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