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Board of Directors

John Bell

Board Member

An Eagle Scout, John R. Bell IV started his professional career as a district executive with the Boy Scouts of America, in Clinton, N.C., and Panama City, Fla. In 2006, he returned to eastern North Carolina, where he spent the next 14 years supporting business development efforts within the banking and commercial insurance industries. John assisted small- and middle-market enterprises navigate their risk portfolio to capitalize on smart, strategic insurance and investment opportunities.

John joined Rise Capital as a board member in 2020.

With a desire to serve, John successfully ran for the N.C. House of Representatives in 2012. During his second term, John was elected the House Majority Whip. In 2016, he was elected by his colleagues as the House Majority Leader, a position he continues to hold today.

John graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, double majoring in criminal justice and sociology. He serves on the board of directors for the Tuscarora Council of Boy Scouts of America; is an ex officio member of North Carolina Military Affairs Committee; and is a member of the Goldsboro Rotary Club.