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Wikifamilies, Inc. Appoints William Hogan II, Ph.D. as Director to the Board and Chairman of the Audit and Governance Committee(March 06, 2012)
NYON, SWITZERLAND -- (Marketwire) -- 03/06/12 -- Wikifamilies (OTCQB: WFAM) (PINKSHEETS: WFAM), a developer of patented social media technologies and the online community www.Wikifamilies.com, is pleased to announce today the appointment of William E. Hogan II, Ph.D, Electrical Engineering, as Board Director and Chairman of the Audit and Governance Committee.
During his 35-year career, Dr. Hogan has held prominent roles in both corporate and academia. His experience includes executing corporate turnarounds; product development; technology transfers; quality control and operational management for such firms as Honeywell, Inc., Medtronic, Inc., and Communications Holdings, Inc. Dr. Hogan also has served as a member, director and/or chairman of several Governance, Finance and Audit Committees including a $2 billion insurance company, the American Express Trust Fund, The Bayer Company, and many others.
His positions in academia span numerous Boards of Colleges and Universities. While at the University of Kansas, Dr. Hogan was the Associate Executive Vice Chancellor, an American Council on Education Fellow and Full Professor of Electrical Engineering. In addition, he is the former Chairman of the University of Minnesota.
Malcolm Hutchinson, CEO of Wikifamilies, Inc., said, "Dr. Hogan's engineering, technical and executive leadership skills are exceptional assets to our company. As Wikifamilies moves forward with the launching of the next phase of our global online and mobile social media network, Dr. Hogan will ensure we reach our goals of strict operational and data integrity. We also welcome his guidance and expertise as an educational leader and corporate executive to help recruit new members to our Board and management team."
Since 2001, Dr. Hogan has served as Chairman and CEO of The Hogan Group, a management consulting firm, and its subsidiary, the Hogan Company, a private equity investment firm focused on small to large businesses with revenues between $5 and $100 million. Previously, his positions included: Chairman of NSGroup, LLC, an outsourced media buying company for mid-sized and Fortune 50 companies; VP of Corporate Operations and Quality for Medtronic, Inc., currently a $12 billion manufacturer of medical devices; and VP for Honeywell, Inc. During his tenure at Honeywell, Dr. Hogan assisted in establishing Honeywell-NEC Supercomputers in the U.S., developing information systems for Honey Bull (France), coordinated strategy for various Honeywell companies and directed Inertial Guidance business as some of the businesses he operated. His received his Ph.D. and BS from Oklahoma State University, and his MS from Southern Methodist University.
About Wikifamilies, Inc.
Wikifamilies, Inc., through its proprietary social media and mobile platform www.Wikifamilies.com, is a Web-hosted networking site where members, such as families, sports teams, churches and other membership organizations, can manage, store and share information, videos, documents, and more within close-knit communities. Unlike other social media networks that sell your personal information to advertisers, Wikifamilies, Inc. offers secure and complete privacy of data, which is never mined for advertisers. To sign-up today, visit www.Wikifamilies.com. It is free to join and offers a number of high-value services for a nominal fee.
This press release may contain forward-looking statements, including statements about the business plan and prospective financial condition of Wikifamilies. The forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, including that the parties may not complete the transaction or that when completed, the transaction might be different than presently contemplated. Readers should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements. Wikifamilies does not undertake any obligation to publicly revise these forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances. In addition, any forward-looking statements regarding expected industry patterns and other financial and business results that involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to differ materially from results expressed or implied by this press release. Such risk factors include, among others: whether Wikifamilies can successfully execute its operating plan; its ability to integrate acquired companies and technology; its ability to retain key employees; its ability to successfully combine product offerings and customer acceptance of combined products; general market conditions; and whether Wikifamilies can successfully develop new products and the degree to which these gain market acceptance. Actual results may differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements in this press release.
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