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Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- X-Change Corp (NASDAQ OTC: XCHC), a U.S. boutique company whose niche is hemp extract-based Cosmeceutical and Nutraceutical solutions through its Phytiva brand product line, is proud to announce the appointment of
Chad S. Johnson, Esq. to the Board of Directors, as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and General Counsel.
Chad S. Johnson, Esq., brings over ten years of senior operations management experience in the retail and wholesale skincare product sector through his management of a high-end cosmetic surgery center, adding significant expertise to X-Change Corporation's management team in development, mergers and acquisitions, governance, legal compliance, and efficiency.
Robert Kane stated, "It is a privilege and honor to lead a team that includes
Alfredo Dupetit and
Drue Young, now only strengthened with the addition of
Chad S. Johnson. The company could not have asked for a better person in that management position. We are honored to announce
Chad Johnson's appointment both as a member of our Board of Directors, as COO, and General Counsel of X-Change Corporation. Mr. Johnson's proven background in corporate governance, corporate merger and acquisition regulation, constitutional and civil rights law, and skincare management will add valuable layers of intellectual and practical experience to our growing team."
Chad S. Johnson, Esq.
Mr. Johnson, a native of
Emporia, Kansas, and a resident of
Washington, D.C., began his professional career in 1992 after graduating from
Harvard College and
Harvard Law School. Following a federal judicial clerkship, Mr. Johnson joined the law firm Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP, where he practiced for several years in federal and state financial institution regulatory law with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, serving such clients as Citigroup, Sumitomo Bank, and Travelers. He also performed substantial pro bono work for national LGBT and HIV and AIDS organizations while at Skadden. In 2000, Mr. Johnson left his firm to serve as the Deputy Director of Business Leader Outreach and Deputy Director of Gay and Lesbian Issues for the Gore/Lieberman campaign, after which he served as Executive Director of the National Stonewall Democrats, the only national LGBT gay Democrats organization in the nation. From 2003 to 2012, Mr. Johnson served as chief of staff and general counsel of The Center for Cosmetic Surgery, including management of medical devices and skincare. In addition to other legal, charitable, and business endeavors, in 2010 Mr. Johnson co-founded the World AIDS Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to document and preserve the global history of AIDS and to strengthen the spectrum of initiatives to find a cure, and more recently in 2012 co-founded with
Timothy Ray Brown (the Berlin Patient) and
David Purdy, the only charitable organization with a sole mission of finding an HIV cure: the Timothy Ray Brown Foundation. Also in 2012, Mr. Johnson was appointed to serve as a member of the Board of Directors of Cannabis Science, Inc.