CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Diffusion Pharmaceuticals LLC, a clinical-stage drug-development company commercializing new drugs for the treatment of life-threatening unmet medical needs, today announced the addition of Mark T. Giles to its Board of Directors.
Mr. Giles is the Chairman of the Board of Virginia National Bank in Charlottesville, Virginia. He also is the managing member of Panda Holdings, LLC, which engages in the investment and management of private capital. In addition to VNB and Diffusion Pharmaceuticals LLC, Mr. Giles is a director of GreenVolts, Inc. and Avir Sensors, LLC.
From January 1998 to June 2007, Mr. Giles served as the founding President and CEO of Virginia National Bank and from January 1995 through 1997, he served as President of Sterling Bank and its parent company, Sterling Bancshares, Inc., a publicly-traded Houston, Texas financial institution. Prior to joining Sterling, he had been President of Charter National Bank- Houston and its parent company, Charter Bancshares, Inc., a publicly traded Houston financial institution he had joined in 1986 as Chief Financial Officer. Until 1986, he had practiced law with the banking group of the Houston law firm Bracewell & Guiliani, LLP. In Charlottesville, Mr. Giles chairs the boards of Computers4Kids and the Thomas Jefferson Area United Way. He also is a director of Martha Jefferson Hospital.
In 1977, Mr. Giles received a BS degree in Finance from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia and was recipient of the faculty's outstanding finance major award. He received a J.D. degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1980.
"We are fortunate that Mr. Giles has decided to join Diffusion
Pharmaceuticals' Board of Directors," said David G. Kalergis, CEO. "His
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