SOURCE: Sanswire


February 12, 2010 14:33 ET

Sanswire Corp. Appoints Major General Wayne P. Jackson, U.S. Army, Retired, Chairman of the Board

Current Chairman and CEO David A. Christian Resigns; Company Retains Defense Technology Expert John Robusto as Executive Advisor to Management Team and Board

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwire - February 12, 2010) - Sanswire Corporation (OTCBB: SNSR), which is developing and producing patented Lighter-than-Air unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with the goal of providing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support in various applications, today announced the appointment of Major General Wayne P. Jackson, U.S. Army, Retired, as Chairman of the Board. This announcement follows the resignation of decorated Vietnam veteran David A. Christian, U.S. Army, Retired, as Sanswire's CEO and Chairman for personal and health reasons. The company has refocused its efforts and has retained John Robusto, a decorated defense and reconnaissance expert with more than 30 years of experience, as the executive expert advisor to assist management and the Board in immediately implementing strategic defense initiatives. Under the guidance, expertise and assistance of Mr. Robusto, a retired career member of the U.S. Senior Executive Service and Harvard Business School alumnus, Sanswire's executive management team will function as Interim CEO as the Board conducts a search for a permanent CEO. In addition, William J. Hotz has chosen to resign from the Board, and Chief Financial Officer Thomas Seifert will take his seat as the company attracts additional independent directors.

Capt. Christian stated, "I am proud to have had the opportunity to introduce Sanswire technology to the attention of the President, the U.S. Senate and leaders of the Pentagon, and I wholly endorse the appointment of General Jackson and Mr. Robusto and hope to advise them when appropriate as the company furthers its business plan."

General Jackson said, "I am pleased and honored to Chair the Board of Sanswire and am confident in the ability of John Robusto and our executive management team to focus the company toward the goal of producing long-dwell persistent surveillance platforms. Sanswire is grateful for Captain Christian's dedication and hard work, which has laid the foundation for the company's first commercial unmanned airship, the STS-111. I also believe that the advice, guidance, and work John Robusto will provide to the management team will greatly assist Sanswire in executing our goals to provide industry-leading technologies to the marketplace."

Mr. Robusto's three decades of defense expertise includes 10 years of service in the Senior Executive Service ranks. Mr. Robusto served in executive assignments with the U.S. Marines and U.S. Navy. Senior Executive Service members serve in key positions just below the top Presidential appointees, which operate and oversee nearly every government activity in approximately 75 Federal agencies.

Mr. Robusto served as a senior executive responsible for aviation technology and innovation. He had oversight over hundreds of millions of dollars in technology investment. He is an inventor, and expert in surveillance, reconnaissance and software engineering with substantial experience in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) including heavier and Lighter-than-Air (LTA) technologies.

About Sanswire Corp.

Sanswire Corp. (OTCBB: SNSR) develops and provides an integrated suite of aerospace communications products and services, leveraging its relationships with leaders in UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) technologies. Sanswire Corp. is focused on the design and construction of various aerial vehicles, capable of carrying payloads that provide persistent surveillance and security solutions at various altitudes. For more information, visit

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