LAS VEGAS, NV - January 22, 2014 - Cytta Corp. (OTCQB: CYCA) is pleased to announce the details of the backgrounds and skill sets of two of the members of the Company's Board of Advisors. These uniquely talented individuals will play an integral role in providing guidance to the Company into the future. Cytta's philosophy is that engaging with world class Advisors will enable the Company and its Officers and Directors to utilize their skills and expertise to help guide the Company's growth and vision. The Company wishes to profile two of these multi-talented individuals.
William E. Casselman, II, Chairman of the Company's Advisory Board, with a mandate to implement a robust, productive and visionary Board, has selected Mr. Van D. Hipp, Jr. and Mr. Timothy W. Wright, III to the Advisory Board.
Mr. Hipp is Chairman of American Defense International, Inc. (ADI), (http://www.americandefense.net) a Washington, DC based consulting firm specializing in government affairs, business development and public relations. In his initial period as Advisor, Mr. Hipp has brought Cytta a plethora of exciting business opportunities and individuals in furtherance of our strategic plan.
From 1986 to 1989, Van Hipp served as the Chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party. In 1988, Hipp served as a member of the Presidential Electoral College, and as a speaker at the Republican National Convention, he introduced former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich.
In 1990, Van Hipp was sworn in as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Reserve Forces and Mobilization). In this capacity, he served as the Army Secretariat's "point man" for the successful mobilization, and then demobilization, of the Army's reserve forces for Operation Desert Shield/Storm.
Van Hipp was named by Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney to be the Principal Deputy General Counsel of the Navy. As the Navy's number two lawyer, Mr. Hipp's responsibilities involved all aspects of legal interest to the Navy, including government contracts, ethics, environmental and counter-narcotics law. Hipp served in this capacity until January 1993.
Mr. Hipp is a veteran of the U.S. Army and served on active duty in both Operation Desert Storm and Operation Restore Democracy. He continues to speak on defense issues at public forums across the country, and his articles on defense and international policy have been widely read in the national print media.
Since the September 11th attacks on the United States, Mr. Hipp has appeared on the Fox News Channel well over 400 times as an expert commentator on the War on Terror and has been a guest on virtually all of the network's major news programming including The O'Reilly Factor and Hannity and Colmes. In addition, he has appeared on MSNBC, including HardBall and Scarborough Country, CNN with Paula Zahn and Daybreak, the London-based Sky News Channel, and the CBS Evening News. He formerly served on the President's Council of the National Safe Skies Alliance. In 2002, Hipp was named by then Governor Jim Hodges (D-SC) as South Carolina Ambassador for Economic Development.
In 2011, Mr. Hipp was instrumental in organizing the Commander-in-Chief Debate at Wofford College, the first foreign policy and national security Republican presidential debate, which was sponsored by CBS News and National Journal. He is the past Chairman of the Salvation Army Board of Advisors in Alexandria, VA, and currently serves as a member of the National Capital Salvation Army Advisory Board, and as a member of the Board of Visitors of Charleston Southern University. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Palmetto Policy Forum.
Mr. Hipp received his Bachelor's Degree in Economics from Wofford College, and is a past President of the National Alumni Association. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law. In 1990, Van was the recipient of Wofford College's National Young Alumnus of the Year Award.
Mr. Wright is a partner of the Chicago office of Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. http://www.qpwblaw.com/. Mr. Wright has been active in a broad range of governmental affairs, including such matters as legislative oversight and analysis, international relations and policy, and community development. He has represented clients before various regulatory agencies involving insurance, environmental and energy matters. Among these are the Illinois Commerce Commission, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Illinois Department of Insurance and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Mr. Wright is a Trustee of IlliniCare, (www.illinicare.com) a long-term solution to help the state of Illinois enhance care for Medicaid recipients while most effectively managing Medicaid funds. A physician-driven, Illinois-based Medicaid MCO, IlliniCare is backed by its parent company, Centene Corporation (www.centene.com). Mr. Wright's law practice includes the representation of healthcare entities.
Mr. Wright has served as Special Counsel and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for Chicago. Mayor Harold Washington and was the Commissioner of the Department of Economic Development for the City of Chicago under two administrations. Mr. Wright has also served as President William Clinton's first Director of Domestic Policy and in various capacities in the administrations of Presidents Clinton, George H. Bush and George W. Bush, as well as Chief of Staff for Congressman Bobby L. Rush. He has served as a Director for the Southern African Economic Development Fund and as a Director of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago. He has also served as Chairman of the Sub-Saharan African Advisory Committee of the Export-Import Bank of the United States. Mr. Wright has developed close ties to leaders in the federal government and the White House, including the international arena.
In 2005, Mr. Wright was selected as one of Chicago's "Business Leaders of Color" by Chicago United. In January 2010, Mr. Wright was one of the winners in Politics magazine's second annual "Reed Awards," which are presented to "political and public affairs professionals at the top of their game," according to the magazine. Mr. Wright was an award recipient in the special category, "Best Bare-Knuckled Street Fight Victory," for his help, as Illinois senator Roland Burris' lead attorney, in getting the U.S. Senate to allow Burris to obtain his appointed U.S. Senate seat.
Mr. Wright received a dual Bachelor of Arts in political science and economics from Claremont Men's College in 1977 and a Juris Doctor from UCLA School of Law in 1983. Mr. Wright served as Chief Justice of the UCLA Moot Court Honors Program, and was selected to deliver the commencement address in 1983. Following law school, he relocated to Chicago and clerked with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
About Cytta Corp.
Cytta Connect is a Remote Data Capture system connecting Bluetooth devices to online Electronic Biometric Records (EBR). Our remote data capture system works over our Special Purpose Network, a proprietary Global Mobile, Satellite, WiFi open source network, and Cloud-based data repository, that connects all Bluetooth medical and wellness devices to Cytta's open source EBR.
Our open source EBR is for use by patients, doctors, caregivers, health insurers (Professional Care) with our reprogrammed Cytta smartphones, and any wellness or fitness user (Consumer) with any Cellular Carrier's smartphone.
We serve two very significant markets:
1) Professional Care: Utilizing FDA approved Bluetooth peripherals and our specially programmed unlocked smartphones and provides care for the chronically ill who need to be remotely monitored. Caregivers have diagnostic capability using our Instant EBR and secure biometric data transfers via Cytta's Special Purpose Network. We interconnect patients, their data and caregivers.
2) Consumer Wellness and Fitness: Automatically connects all Bluetooth devices and works with any Mobile Carrier's smartphone and leverages our proprietary Universal Bluetooth Platform and Instant EBR to support all Wellness & Fitness consumers.
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