ROBERT “KOOL” BELL is one of the founding members of the legendary Pop/R&B group Kool & the Gang, the seven-time Grammy award-winners who also earned many American Music Awards. A multi-platinum-selling group and the most sampled band of all time, Kool & the Gang has sold over 80 million albums worldwide and influenced the music of generations with 25 Top Ten R&B hits, 9 Top Ten Pop hits, and 31 gold and platinum albums.

Kool is a US ambassador of music and the arts for many countries, including being a music ambassador of tourism to the Ivory Coast of Africa, is also a successful entrepreneur involved with a number of ventures and developments around the world. Based on his world renown and humanitarian interest, in January 2015 REACH (Renewable Energy Applications to Conserve Humanity) appointed Kool as its Global Ambassador for Sustainable Energy. REACH is a center within the Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation at Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, which works to make clean energy available globally.