FGI Names Skaggs New CEO; Founder Refsland Remains as Chairman

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FGI Names Skaggs New CEO; Founder Refsland Remains as Chairman. FGI is a full- service interactive agency based in Seattle's Eastside, specializing in creating highly effective web design, sites, portals and performance-centric marketing campaigns.

Loren is a highly respected executive among his peers, and I am very impressed with how he works easily with both staff and clients. He has a rare mix of technology, management and agency expertise that will ensure FGI's continued growth and focus on what we do best.

FGI Seattle LLC announced today that Loren Skaggs has been named CEO of the agency. Skaggs replaces Scot Refsland, Ph.D., who will move to the role of Chairman and Chief Creative Officer. Skaggs is an interactive agency veteran, and a nationally recognized expert in management of online design and development.

Skaggs assumed the post March 1, 2009.

"I'm thrilled Loren accepted the CEO position," said Refsland. "Loren is a highly respected executive among his peers, and I am very impressed with how he works easily with both staff and clients. He has a rare mix of technology, management and agency expertise that will ensure FGI's continued growth and focus on what we do best."

Skaggs says that he is looking forward to this new challenge.

"I am very excited to be here at FGI," said Skaggs. "The energy, passion and professionalism I've seen among the people here are the best I've seen anywhere. With the team Scot has assembled and with our great roster of clients, we are going to be doing some fantastic work."

Skaggs has held various interactive management positions at Microsoft, McCann Worldgroup, Saltmine Creative, Inc. and the Frank Russell Company, and has worked on a wide variety of projects with an extremely broad range of clients, including Microsoft, AOL, Bank of America, Lexus, C-SPAN, Columbia Sportswear, Home Shopping Network, Audubon Society, the PGA Tour, Wizards of the Coast, and British Petroleum. As group manager for Microsoft's enterprise information portal, he was a frequent speaker and published writer on the topic of knowledge management.

About FGI Seattle LLC
FGI is a full-service interactive agency based in Seattle's Eastside, specializing in creating highly effective web design, sites, portals and performance-centric marketing campaigns. Clients including Microsoft, Real Networks, Spacelabs Healthcare, Naverus, Baden Sports, Spring Wireless, and Northwest Harvest. Further information is available at http://www.fgi.com.

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