SAN DIEGO, July 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Aethlon Medical, Inc. (OTCBB: AEMD), the pioneer in developing selective therapeutic filtration devices to address infectious disease, cancer and other life-threatening conditions, today announced the appointment of Thomas V. Wornham and Philip A. Ward to its board of directors. "We are honored to have Tom and Phil join our board. Their wealth of business experience will be instrumental in guiding the future growth and achievement of our organization," stated Aethlon Chairman & CEO Jim Joyce.
Mr. Wornham recently retired as Executive Vice President & Regional Manager at Wells Fargo Bank in San Diego, representing the culmination of an exemplary career that spanned three decades. At Wells Fargo, Tom's team provided financial solutions to diverse industry organizations whose annual revenues ranged between $10 million to $1 billion dollars. Included among these organizations were public and private life science, biotechnology and medical device companies located throughout San Diego, Imperial, and Southern Riverside Counties. Mr. Wornham is also an active civic leader. He is currently Vice Chairman of the San Diego Water Authority and the past Chairman of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, The Century Club of San Diego, and the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation. Mr. Wornham graduated from University of California Berkeley, with a BA Political Science.
"This is a tremendous opportunity for me to work with Jim and his team," stated Mr. Wornham. "I am excited to be part of a group committed to developing technology that I hope will improve the quality of peoples lives."Mr. Ward is the former Chairman and CEO, Bignell-Ward-Bignell Corporation; former President and CEO, Hawk Financial Services Corporation, A premium finance company; Former Executive Director and COO of Investments, Golden Eagle Insurance Corporation, a property and casualty California insurance company; and former Executive Vice President and COO Finance at Big Bear Supermarkets, where he was also in charge of acquisitions, as well as leasing and sales of all operating units and real properties. "I believe in the vision of Aethlon Medical and I look forward to contributing my business acumen to the benefit of shareholders," stated Mr. Ward.