Erik Winborn is the Founder and President of Winborn Solutions, LLC. He founded
Winborn Solutions in 2006 after a twenty-six year career in the Air Force and subsequent
service with the American Red Cross and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. His clients include
associations and companies in the sports, defense, retail, food, and drug industries. He
has the unique experience of having led the government relations’ efforts of the country’s
largest government agency, charity, and company. He also has experience promoting and
working on championship athletic events and major industry trade shows.
From 2000-2005 Erik was Wal-Mart’s Director and then Vice-President for National
Government Relations. He helped Wal-Mart establish its Washington, D.C. government
relation’s office and represented Wal-Mart before Congress and the Executive Branch.
He was the Director of Legislative Affairs for the American Red Cross in 1999. In
1998 Erik retired from the U.S. Air Force after a twenty-six year career as an Air Force
officer (twenty-two years as a judge advocate). Prior to his retirement, from 1996-1998,
he was the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs where he was
responsible for the Department’s legislative operations within the Executive Branch and
before Congress. Earlier, he was the military assistant to the Under Secretary of the Air
Force and had Air Force judge advocate assignments throughout the world. Erik received
an L.L.M. from George Washington University in Government Procurement Law, a J.D.
from the University of Iowa, and a B.S from the U.S. Air Force Academy.
Winborn Solutions follows an integrated approach to problem solving. We offer
government relations, public affairs, marketing, and business development services as
part of our advocacy program. We have agreements with several firms to provide legal,
public relations, and grassroots support where necessary.